The Bird Singers
by Eve Wersocki Morris (Hachette, 2022); audiobook read by Esther Wane (Nudged, 2022)
Well-wrought upper middle-grade fantasy with dark elements. An impressive debut novel that weaves its speculative element around relatable characters and the sort of non-speculative family concerns that may hang over readers of that age. Crisp, lyrical storytelling with a dash of misdirection.