on March 24, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Sharp, sleek, and golden. Like the dagger she has worn since childhood, eighteen-year-old Aeva is all three of these things. But there is something else that this mermaid and her prized weapon share – they are both hunted.
Hidden within the caves off Iceland’s dark shore, Aeva waits to take her place as the next ruler of the Mermaids. But when Aeva uses her potent and alluring song to save a drowning human, she disrupts a delicate balance. Realizing she has unexpectedly bound herself to Gunnar, Aeva is torn between duty and love.
Aeva severs one life to begin another, and soon finds herself not only rejected by the sea, but also stalked by an old enemy. As the worlds of myth and man intertwine, Aeva will challenge fate to protect her own sacred relic and the man she loves.
But legend and lies cast an intricate net. With time and safety quickly unraveling for Aeva and Gunnar, there is only one clear course: Find and defeat Delphine before she can shift again.
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About the Author
Lyndsay grew up in the wide expanses of Texas, where the only thing stronger than
the accents was the state pride. An over-active imagination, tale-telling father, and
encouraging librarian mother lead to her love of all things creative.
When it comes to books on her bedside table, young adult lit has always been a
favorite (Blue Balliett, Libba Bray, and Stephenie Meyer, to name a few.) But it was
actually an old, yellowing copy of Scandinavian Folk and Fairy Tales that planted a
particularly relentless seed. Shapeshifters and sea nymphs began forming the seed of
an idea that would eventually grow into Lyndsay’s debut novel, Fire of the Sea.
When she is not writing, you can find Lyndsay spending time with her family in the
Rocky Mountains of Utah. She enjoys sitting in dark theaters, trying new gluten-free
recipes, watching breaking storms over the peaks out her window, and secret naps.
Fire of the Sea is an adventurous young adult fantasy that takes place beneath the sea. The book begins right off the bat with the action, eight year old Aeva must fight for her life against the shapeshifter Delphine who killed her parents. After Aeva defeats Delphine the book fast forwards ten years later with Aeva preparing for her graduation. While taking a breather and out swimming, Aeva saves a young man who would be at the bottom of the sea without her help. Interacting with a human is forbidden in Aeva’s world. Ultimately, Aeva must choose between duty and love.
I think all of the characters were wrote well, and I loved the main character. I feel like she matured well by the end of the book especially after all that she has had to go through. I really loved Aeva’s first encounter with a human, Gunnar. She was so clueless regarding our normal everyday things like cellphones and matches. I think the author did an awesome job with this, and it made the world seem even more real.
I have to say I adore this cover, it is gorgeous and perfect for Fire of the Sea. I really enjoyed the story, and definitely the fantasy and adventurous elements. Fire of the Sea has a unique take on Mermaids. I have not read many mermaid books, but this book has an interesting take on them. I recommend this book if you enjoy fantasy especially if you love mermaid stories.