Sunday, September 21, 2014

ARC Review: Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1)

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Disney Press, 2014
352 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
The first in a series of four epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world.

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.

My Review:
Deep Blue is an underwater, adventurific, puntastic and glorious thrill ride. Travel through the seven seas, through the realms of the different sea peoples where magic and prophecy and danger are prevalent. Then, add terror and some murder and watch the real story unravel.

On the eve of her wedding night, a young mermaid princess' life changes completely and she is sent on a whirlwind journey, away from her homeland, away from everything she knows and into utter danger.

The story swims past you quickly with plenty of action and a lot of sea puns. Look out and laugh especially hard at the crazy catfish lady. The ending leaves you hanging but means that there will be more mer-fun to have later.

My Rating:


  1. YAY! I want to read this book so badly but I've been neglicting it because of mixed reviews. So glad you liked it =)

    1. Yeah Try it. I thought it was really good. =).