Deep Blue #Quick Post

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ah. I have been dying to share this book with you guys. (This is going to be a mini-book review, so you don't have to worry about dealing with me for TOO long...

So for this quick review, the book that I'm featuring is DEEP BLUE by Jennifer Donnelly. The cover is BEAUTIFUL. So, close your eyes while I conjure it up for you...

*sniffles* It's *coughs* But the story along with it MORE BEAUTIFUL. Check it out: 

"Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe. 

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence."

No words. I can't even.

 *a few hours later*

Oh, all right. Let's continue with the quickness! 

What I Liked About The Book: It's a very sophisticated story. What I liked best about the book is that it focuses a lot on friendship. Okay, so the beginning is kind of about how Sera is getting ready for her "betrothal", which like the merl's way of doing an engagement. But I swear, if you give the book a chance and actually read on to the next few chapters, you'll see that the romance-y thing at the beginning isn't at all like what happens in the book. I won't tell you what's in store, but let's just say that there's a whole lot of friendship going on in there. 

What I Didn't Like About The Book: Um, so there's a little bit of violence in the book. But that's it. Oh, and maybe a one or two swears, but that's about it. 

About The Author: Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning author of both adult and children’s books. For adults she has written a trilogy of best-selling books that includes The Tea RoseThe Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. Her first young adult novel, A Northern Light, received many accolades, among them the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Carnegie Medal in the UK, and a Michael L. Printz Honor. Her second young adult novel, Revolution, was named a Best Book of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal, and the audiobook received a 2011 American Library Association Odyssey Honor. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. 

*bio from the official Waterier Saga website

Thanks so much for visiting me, even though today isn't MMGM. You're effort has not gone unnoticed! 

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