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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Review: Between Sea and Sky

Title: Between Sea and Sky
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal
Author: Jaclyn Dolamore
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"For 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."

This book blew me away! It took me by the heart dragging me into a wonderful and great reading adventure!

What I liked most about this book is the plot. I loved the Ms. Dolamore, presented to the reader a fresh and unique stand on mermaids. I loved the rules, the society, but I also liked the choices that they made. The plot made the reader feel the pressure of the society and how to approach it. 

The characters ion this book are greatly written. I loved that the choices facing them have such dramatic consequences, but also gives them to have a chance to be free. I loved that the reader follows the characters in a journey to find someone lost but also a journey within themselves. I love that you felt the characters struggle to come to terms with what they want.

The love interest took my breath away! I loved that this love has not only history but such major chemistry in it. Every time that Esmerine and Alan were together, all I wanted to do was giggle. Their love bloomed in front of the readers eyes, giving the reading a nice romantic touch. Their was no insta-love, just a love yearning to burn right the pages of the book!

If you want a different kind of mermaid story, read this book. It is not what you think. Between Sea and Sky will take you places you never been before. It will hold you against your will and you will fall in love before you know it. Filled with an amazing characters and a love that burn brights, Between Sea and Sky is a great book!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Yay for no insta-love! I love the sound of this book, I haven't read many mermaid tales and this just seems like it has a little bit of everything wrapped up in it so I can't wait to give it a try:)

  2. Ah, so many mixed reviews, my head HURTS. Which is it, good or bad? I'll have to find out for myself, because I need to figure out my stance.

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  3. This sounds kind of amazing! I was interested before, but I'd thought it was a sequel to Magic Under Glass (which I've not read). I'm going to track it down.

    Also: thank goodness for no insta-love! Reading about the other (the slow, creeping, indelible kind) is so much more satisfying!

  4. Mermaid book! YaY! I love mer books! Sounds like a great ride. I needs to read it!

  5. Oooh...sounds good. I'm especially intrigued by the strong mermaid world. I love a book that has a well developed paranormal world. Not enough do.

  6. I haven't read any mermaid novels, not sure if it would be the read for me but I may have to take a look into this one, thanks for the review.


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