Giveaway ~ Daughters of The Sea by Kathryn Lasky ~ Review by Fallon


3 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Daughters of the Sea tells the story of 3 mermaid sisters who are separated at birth by a storm and go on to lead three very different lives. Book 1 is about Hannah, who spent her early days in an orphanage and is now a scullery maid in the house of rich, powerful family. She is irresistibly drawn to the sea and through a series of accidents and encounters discovers her true identity. Hannah realizes that she must keep the truth a secret but she also knows that soon she will have to make the choice - to be a creature of the land or the sea.

Fallon's Review:

Well while I love Mermaids and reading about the mythology of them this book took way to long to build up to that point. I liked the last part of the book but felt the ending was not closure especially since it had finally built to a point and then ended. The reason I say closure is while the other 2 books in the series mention Hannah she is not the main focus. I did however like the relationships Hannah develops later on in this book. I am giving this book 3 out of 5 stars and continued reading the series and was glad I did.



4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Book 2 in Kathryn Lasky's shimmering quartet about mermaid sisters and supernatural love.

May feels her life drying up. The sea calls to her, but her parents forbid her from swimming. She longs for books, but her mother finds her passion for learning strange. She yearns for independence, but a persistent suitor, Rudd, wants to tame her spirited ways. Yet after her fifteenth birthday, the urge to break free becomes overpowering and May makes a life-changing discovery. She does not belong on land where girls are meant to be obedient. She is a mermaid-a creature of the sea.

For the first time, May learns what freedom feels like-the thrill of exploring both the vast ocean and the previously forbidden books. She even catches the eye of Hugh, an astronomy student who, unlike the townspeople, finds May anything but strange. But not everyone is pleased with May's transformation. Rudd decides that if can't have May, no one will. He knows how to destroy her happiness and goes to drastic measures to ensure that May loses everything: her freedom and the only boy she's ever loved.

Fallon's Review:

I liked May's story so much more then Hannah. I liked the fact that May became very sure of herself and even though at times she wondered where her place was among people she knew her place in the sea. I love May's passion for books and of course most who are reading this can relate. 

I love Hugh and May's relationship. I found Rudd a little creepy which was probably the point. This book was fun and endearing. I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars. When reading May you will be glad you continued on with the story.




4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

A choice between love and survival . . .Lucy's family is excited to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her minister father is pleased to preside over such a prestigious congregation, and his social-climbing wife is ecstatic at the chance to find a rich husband for her daughter.Yet Lucy wants nothing to do with the Bar Harbor social scene; she's simply excited to spend the summer by the sea, watching the waves from her favorite spot on the cliff. Despite having never gone swimming, Lucy feels an intense connection to the ocean, and meets a handsome ship-builder who shows Lucy a world she's never known, yet somehow always longed for.However, her mother will stop at nothing to keep Lucy and the ship builder apart, even if it means throwing Lucy into the arms of a wealthy man with a dangerous secret. Can Lucy break free and embrace her destiny as a daughter of the sea? Or is she doomed to waste away in a gilded cage, slowly dying of a broken heart?

Fallon's Review:

So I really liked this book but am hoping there is another since so many things were not answered at the end. I emailed Kathryn Lasky and she confirmed later in the future she will be continuing this series. She has other commitments right now though.

I liked the fact that Lucy grew up very different from her sisters. Her parents were a trip to read. They were so different and her Mother is not very maternal. Lucy had such a real way about her. She wanted to be around people who weren't part of the fake society her parents wanted to be apart of. The ending will leave you wanting more. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars and I can not wait to continue reading the series in the future.



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