Monday, November 7, 2011

Review: Between the Sea and the Sky

Between the Sea and Sky
Between the Sea and the Sky
by Jaclyn Dolamore
Released On: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury

SummaryFor as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.

Review: I am a big fan of Jaclyn Dolamore's previous book Magic Under Glass, so when I was approached to write a review how could I possibly say no? Then reading the summary it just intrigued me even more. Mermaids, magic and romance, plus just look at the beautiful cover!  Over-all I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read Between the Sea and the Sky, it was a quick (only 240 pages) yet delightful read. 

While reading, everything just flowed, from the writing to the characters and plot. I really enjoyed how Jaclyn weaved the story together it had an almost fairy-tale experience to it, which also comes from the age-less feel Between the Sea and Sky has. The magic and sweet romance only added to that feeling the novel radiated.

This creative story was more then just a mermaid falling in love with a human on shore, which is another reason that made me love it so much. The mermaid doesn't just come up to the shores of our beaches, she goes to a world where things like a 'winged race of people' exist. This added to the enchanted feel that Between the Sea and Sky had and I really, thoroughly enjoyed. 

This is a book you're going to want to pick up, the enchanting magical and fairy-tale like feel of this story will have you falling in love as the characters do as you go on a journey. Anyone who enjoys fantasy or just fairy-tales, will fall in love with Between the Sea and the Sky just as I did. 

1 comment:

  1. I read a review last week on this one and although I am not a huge mermaid fan, I think this one will be something I can enjoy. Great review :)


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