The Crickhowell School for the Muses

When Awen is kidnapped from her rural village and confined at Crickhowell, where Miss Nina runs a thriving business in the muse trade, her misery eventually fades into relief She finds a kind music teacher, discovers a new friend, and her only requirement as a student is to study the art of singing her favorite thing in the world However, Awen soon realizes that Miss NinWhen Awen is kidnapped from her rural village and confined at Crickhowell, where Miss Nina runs a thriving business in the muse trade, her misery eventually fades into relief She finds a kind music teacher, discovers a new friend, and her only requirement as a student is to study the art of singing her favorite thing in the world However, Awen soon realizes that Miss Nina s goal is not simply to train voices She is trying to take them away Determined to escape this fate, Awen becomes swept up into the intrigues of a scheming subordinate teacher, a salacious workman, a quirky artist patron, and a handsome blond horseman When both her own voice and the music around her mysteriously fade into silence, Awen s only hope is to turn against the very artist she was commanded to inspire.
The Crickhowell School for the Muses When Awen is kidnapped from her rural village and confined at Crickhowell where Miss Nina runs a thriving business in the muse trade her misery eventually fades into relief She finds a kind music te

  • Title: The Crickhowell School for the Muses
  • Author: Rachel Waxman
  • ISBN: 9781564745415
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Crickhowell School for the Muses”

    1. I won this amazing book in the giveaways. The story was quite fascinating and was something different from what I normally read. The story is about a young girl named Awen who is kidnapped and placed in the Crickhowell School for the Muses. I would definitely have to say that the story was inspiring and I would love to read more from this author.

    2. I won this book in a First Reads giveaway, and I'm so happy I did. I absolutely loved this book.2 men hear a girl singing and they kidnap her, carrying her off to the Crickhowell School for the Muses, where she is named Awen and trained to sing for the patron who is paying for her education.But Crickhowell is only the start of Awen's troubles.I absolutely loved this world. The idea of a school to train girls to be muses to inspire a patron in their own art was fascinating. I just wish Awen had s [...]

    3. The title of this book caught my attention since it was so unique. From the start I had questions about what was going on and trying to figure various things out which I love in a book. The plot moved along at a nice pace and the main character was well thought out. Getting to see Awen evolve from a mute scared girl to someone full of courage was well done and did not seem forced in any way at all. Despite Awen not talking for half of the book she the writing still expressed her well and allowed [...]

    4. This is a lovely, tactile novel. From the very first page, author Rachel Waxman invokes smells, touches, tastes, sights, and most importantly sounds to create a book that jumps up physically. The novel also explores the interesting theme of inspiration. Awen is kidnapped and inducted into the Crickhowell School for the Muses, launching an interesting exploration of where artists get their inspirations from, what happens to art when you treat it one way or another, and what role the muse really p [...]

    5. Started off kind of creepy and I think I was imagining things to become much worse than they did. Definitely held my interest throughout. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads

    6. I enjoyed the book, not really sure about the ending It really felt rushed and never gave any answers to anything.

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