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Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion, Where the Rhythm Takes You is a romantic, mesmerizing novel of first love and second chances. Seventeen-year-old Reyna has spent most of her life at the Plumeria,...
Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion, Where the Rhythm Takes You is a romantic, mesmerizing novel of first love and second chances. Seventeen-year-old Reyna has spent most of her life at the Plumeria,...
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  • Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion, Where the Rhythm Takes You is a romantic, mesmerizing novel of first love and second chances.

    Seventeen-year-old Reyna has spent most of her life at the Plumeria, her family's gorgeous seaside resort in Tobago. But what once seemed like paradise is starting to feel more like purgatory. It's been two years since Reyna's mother passed away, two years since Aiden—her childhood best friend, first kiss, first love, first everything—left the island to pursue his music dreams.

    Reyna's friends are all planning their futures and heading abroad. Even Daddy seems to want to move on, leaving her to try to keep the Plumeria running.

    And that's when Aiden comes roaring back into her life—as a VIP guest at the resort.

    Aiden is now one-third of DJ Bacchanal—the latest, hottest music group on the scene. While Reyna has stayed exactly where he left her, Aiden has returned to Tobago with his Grammy-nominated band and two gorgeous LA socialites. And he may (or may not be) dating one of them...

    "What a delightful debut! It's like the perfect island vacation: breezy, warm, romantic, lots of soul searching, and full to the brim with love." —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author

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  • Sarah Dass was born in Trinidad but has lived in Tobago since she was two years old. A graduate of University College London, she works as an office administrator by day and writes stories about the Caribbean by night. When she's not writing, she's reading or taking walks with her dachshund, Stella. Sarah's debut novel, Where the Rhythm Takes You, is inspired by her childhood, spent in a seaside hotel. You can learn more about the author at www.sarahdass.com.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from March 29, 2021
    In Dass’s debut, 17-year-old Reyna is thrown for a loop when her now-famous ex-boyfriend, Aiden, 18, returns to Tobago with his music group and some socialite friends. After the group comes to stay at her family’s hotel, the Plumeria, Reyna and Aiden decide it’s best to avoid each other. Unfortunately, his friends insist on having Reyna help with planning his surprise birthday activities. As she becomes more involved with this new group and reminisces about how she and Aiden first fell in love, she’s forced to face changes to her mother’s hotel, her best friend moving away to art school, and having no direction for herself. As her spark with Aiden reignites, she is plagued with regret for giving up her love of painting as well as a festering resentment of the expectations her deceased mother placed upon her. Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Dass interweaves the allure of the source material with the warm tropical winds and scents of Tobago. Readers, even those unfamiliar with Austen’s work, will appreciate this cast of characters with believable motivations and fleshed-out ideas as they realize what they want and embrace second chances for love and for new adventures. Ages 13–up.

  • School Library Journal

    May 1, 2021

    Gr 8 Up-Seventeen-year-old Reyna has devoted her life to following her mother's wishes and working at the Plumeria, their family hotel in Tobago. This included giving up her first love, Aiden, two years ago when he moved to the United States. Now Aiden is a famous musician back visiting Tobago with his band and celebrity friends while Reyna is stuck managing her late mother's hotel. When Aiden's friends book Reyna as a tour guide for their visit, the two must confront past emotions and current struggles, and decide if it is worth rekindling what they once had. Dass gives Jane Austen's Persuasion a Caribbean twist. Dass, who is Tobagonian, uses her experiences to create a rich atmosphere that will make readers feel as if they are experiencing the islands. While romance is the main theme, other themes such as grief, artistry, and influencer culture are also included. VERDICT Part Jane Austen's Persuasion, part love letter to Tobago, readers will enjoy getting lost in the lush atmosphere of the Caribbean. Give this #OwnVoices novel to romance readers and fans of Jane Austen retellings.-Ashley Leffel, Griffin M.S., Frisco, TX

    Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    April 1, 2021
    Reyna still has feelings for the hometown boy who left to become a global pop phenom--but now he's back staying at her family's hotel and nothing will ever be the same. When Reyna's Mummy got sick more than two years ago and passed, the Plumeria Hotel became a lovely yet suffocating weight atop Reyna and her future. Now 17 and without much help from her relatively carefree father, Reyna essentially runs the hotel, leaving no time for her friends, her art, or boys. But Aiden isn't just any boy; he's the Grammy-winning songwriter for the soca EDM trio DJ Bacchanal, and he has only gotten cuter in the years since he left Reyna and Tobago for life in the States. When Aiden, his band mates, and their glamorous friends book the luxury villa at the Plumeria, Reyna's relentless focus on work won't be able to protect her from potentially being hurt again. Dass uses flashbacks to build dramatic tension in the story as readers see past relationships develop and present ones frayed by the sense that Reyna's future is both limited and lonely. Jane Austen fans will enjoy this reimagining of Persuasion while some readers may be frustrated by the will-they-won't-they element. Reyna communicates and narrates with an earnest and relatable amount of self-doubt and a propensity to deny obvious truths. Most main characters are Afro-Caribbean. A love story with classic beats and a unique rhythm. (playlist) (Fiction. 13-18)

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  • Booklist

    May 15, 2021
    Grades 9-12 Dass' engrossing debut is an exploration of second-chance romances, friendship, and living for yourself. Childhood friends and lovebirds Reyna and Aiden have their lives disrupted when Aiden makes the decision to move to California and pursue a career in music. Two years later, Reyna is attempting to keep her mother's memory alive by working at the family hotel, while Aiden is an international success as part of the trio DJ Bacchanal. When Reyna's brother-in-law's celebrity-status sisters decide to visit Tobago, Reyna doesn't expect Aiden to be a part of the entourage. But during the whirlwind trip, Reyna and Aiden are thrust into the same circles again and forced to confront their past and decide if their romance deserves a second chance. In this love letter to the music of the islands, Dass' focus on the people and the places of Tobago are vivid and authentic. Part romance and part self-discovery, this moving novel tackles loss, love, and the complicated nature of standing still in an ever-changing world.

    COPYRIGHT(2021) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • AudioFile Magazine Narrator Antonevia Ocho-Coultes has the listener feeling the tropical breezes of Tobago. Seventeen-year-old Reyna has given up her dream of leaving the island to attend art school in order to help her father run her late mother's hotel. Aiden, Reyna's ex-boyfriend, a musician, returns to Tobago with his bandmates for an extended vacation at the hotel, a situation that brings Aiden and Reyna together again. At times, Reyna takes on a petulant attitude, which Ocho-Coultes expresses perfectly, allowing the listener to feel her frustration over not achieving her dream. Ocho-Coultes uses a lyrical intonation to suggest the accent of the islanders. While it doesn't transition well to the flatter sound of American speech, this story is still highly enjoyable. S.B. � AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine

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