Monday, February 9, 2015

Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Kristen Day

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): Once you've been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago.
Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn't quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesied to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

Book Review:
Well, after promising myself I wouldn't request any more books on netgalley, guess what I did? I'm really happy I did, because I got to read a copy of Forsaken! The premise, along with the cover, instantly grabbed my attention. While the beginning of the book is a bit confusing, it didn't take long before I was completely submerged in the story-line! The strongest component of this book is Hannah...a.k.a. Anastasia. She is substantial main character fighting to find her place in the world. What can be a little frustrating, but also creates a lot of suspense, is that Anastasia pieces things together throughout the story rather slowly. To be honest, I'm a little torn on her male counterpart, Finn. He genuinely seems like a good guy, but the constant aire of mystery and being told over and over again to "just trust him" left me feeling a little iffy. Why is Anastasia so quick to trust someone she barely knows and answers her questions with riddles? I adored, ADORED Anastasia's roommates. I hope we get to know them even more in the upcoming books. Overall, this was a gripping, suspenseful read. I'll definitely be reading the sequels in the near future!

Thanks to Mark My Words Book Publicity for this copy.
Published January 28th 2014
This is my honest review.

Cover Art Commentary:
To be honest, the cover is what first aught my attention. The image of the floating girl is haunting and intriguing You instantly want to know more!


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