Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison - Review by Fallon
5 out of 5 Stars
All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.
When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol, was captured with her, and they are made servants in the same household beneath the sea.
Desperate to be free, Aemi plots her escape, even going so far as to work with Nol. But the sea holds more secrets than she realizes, and escape might not be as simple as leaving...
Aemi lives in a place called Village of the Rocks. She is a slave and ignored and treated horrible by a boy her age in her village Nol. Everything changes for Aemi in the blink of an eye. A ship comes from the ocean in the middle of the night and takes Aemi and Nol.They travel to a world under the depths of the ocean. Nol ends up being taken to the same house and made a slave with her. Bitter and enslaved these two have a lot to figure out about the new world they have been taken too. This city of technology and beauty. Aemi who only had 1 true friend Kit on the surface become torn when she builds friends with the people who captured her. She made a promise to find Kit and yet she feels more at home in this new world.
I loved this book so much. This was a breath of fresh air. I was glued and could not put it down. Nothing was predictable which I loved. The character building was so great and I look forward to reading more of there developments in future books. In the end I was crying for book 2 and am counting the days till it is released. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 Stars. This is a unique book and a must read.