Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier

My Review:

Wow, what an unexpected sequel to Everlasting!  Here I thought things couldn't get any more dangerous or confusing and I was wrong.  In The Eternal Sea the danger takes on a whole new level and so does the romance. Now that Camille has Oscar back she thinks her destiny with the stones is over but that is not the case at all.  Oscar is not the same anymore and her adventure with the stones is far from over.  Not only that but Randall shows up to help and the reunion is unlike anything expected.

The Eternal Sea was just as adventurous and dangerous as Everlasting, if not more.  This book was also a bit more dark and gloomy than book one.  There is never a dull moment. There was times where I thought; "will this ever get better", not the book, but the story line. I just felt the characters needed a break, some joy in their crazy lives.

The characters are all just as great as in book one; they're realistic in their emotions as they deal with this new adventure at hand.  I loved watching Camille struggle with guilt and growth; she is so easy to relate to because she is not perfect! My favorite character would have to be Randall though, watching him really come alive as a character in this book was great, there was so much more depth and compassion with him then we got to see in Everlasting. At times I was thinking of how much I hated Randall, and then other times I loved him.  I felt the same way about Oscar; it was definitely a love/hate relationship going on.

The ending is surprising and full of suspense. Again, just like in Everlasting, once I started reading The Eternal Sea I simply couldn't put it down, I had to see what adventure Camille was going on now! I again highly recommend this book for those YA readers that love magic, adventure, and fantasy books. 

I won this ARC copy from Goodreads First Reads and gave it my honest and personal opinion.  I would not recommend this book if I didn't believe it to be a great book!

About the book:

Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .
After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Ocar's could be in grave danger.

About the Author:

Angie Frazier is a writer and mom, a good cook, and a horrible housekeeper. Angie’s debut novel, Everlasting, published by Scholastic Press, is a mixture of everything she loves in a good book: history, mystery, adventure, romance, and fantasy. Her middle grade novel, The Midnight Tunnel: A Suzanna Snow Mystery is a Spring 2011 Kids' Indie Next Pick, and Kirkus has called it "a likely and likable Edwardian Nancy Drew." She lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband and their three daughters. 

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