Friday, 9 January 2015

Review: Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave
Publication Date: January 6th 2015         
Publisher: Hodder Childrens
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~
In this exciting sequel to DEEP BLUE, Serafina uncovers more clues about the talismans, Neela ventures into a sea dragon's nest, and Ling learns the identity of their foe.

Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled-powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six.

Serafina believes her talisman was buried with an old shipwreck. While researching its location, she is almost discovered by a death rider patrol led by someone familiar. . . . The pain of seeing him turned traitor is devastating.

Neela travels to Matali to warn her parents of the grave threat facing their world. But they find her story outlandish; a sign that she needs to be confined to her chamber for rest and recovery. She escapes and travels to Kandina, where her talisman is in the possession of fearsome razormouth dragons.

As they hunt for their talismans, both Serafina and Neela find reserves of courage and cunning they didn't know they possessed. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal, as shocking as a rogue wave.

What I loved about Deep Blue was the setting of the underwater world, how detailed and different it was, from the different parts of the sea reflect some of our countries right down to the vivid descriptions and even the food. How it wasn't centred around romance and was more about friendship bonds and all the girl  Merl power, and what a good impression that made, the banter, the one liners. And the fish puns. How it reads more to a younger YA audience and the fact  that I still liked it. The only trouble I had with Deep Blue was that I was confused a lot of the time and it was quite overwhelming.