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Absolutely perfect!!! This book was so amazing and I swear this series just keeps getting better and better! I was giddy with excitement to read Meri’s story and I was not disappointed. This book has a wonderful twist from the classic tale and I loved all the characters. Ok well, not all of them because Hahn’s villains are as evil as they come. But her heroes are just as delicious! Brennon and Vasili? Swoon central! >>insert heart eyes and deep sighs<< Even her background characters find their way into your heart. I’m looking at you Howland and Lad. This book was filled with excitement and adventure, laughter and tears, I simply could not get enough. Meri’s story starts as rough as a turbulent sea. But when she finds her true herself, will she finally find smooth sailing?
In Of Sea and Song Chanda Hahn has taken the story of The Little Mermaid and twisted it all around. Many elements from the original and from the Disney version are there, but it's like she threw everything into one big pot. Then she just reached in and pulled out the next part. And she did it in the most amazing way! The Sea Witch, the mermaid, "Vanessa", the prince, the sisters, are all mixed up. You think you know where one character falls and then she throws something else at you. Not only is it a great story and installment in the Daughters of Eville series, but the twists are captivating. And a certain sister at the end really surprised me by her strength and maturity. Definitely worth reading.
Out of all the mermaid retellings I’ve read, this is my favourite. What a spin on the wedding scene! Meri’s and Brennon’s love story is also so far my favourite out of the daughters of Eville series. I loved Hahn’s fresh take on sirens and mermaids, on how new ley lines are created and on counter-curses as payment - and not for legs. Epic scenes, epic emotions and still heat rating: mild. Totally recommend for lovers of retold fairytales, teen fiction and strong female leads.
I read this on my kindle while camping. I read it in less than 24 hours. It was so good. I love how different each book is but in the same "universe"; how she draws from different versions of the fairy tales; how each sister loves the others so much; how the girls aren't flawless; and how engaging the writing is. I am excited to share it with my teen daughter. I highly recommend this series and the author. (I have read all of her books.) I am excited to read Aura's story later this year.
Of sea and song was a captivating story all the way through. It kepted you unsure of what was gonna happen till the end. Even though ya know Brennon and her are gonna end up together. Just because thats what is happening witjhall the sisters. They are finding what they want most. But the suspense on how this was going to happen. Fantastic!!! Can’t wait for the next book to come out.
I loved the growth the main character went through. I did find myself getting a little frustrated with the main characters choices but it was part of the tension in the book that made the ending so satisfying. The themes in this book we're some of my favorite of the series. I felt they were very thought provoking. The book had dark moments but this series has impressed me by staying light(ish) and hopeful even in the darkest moments. Overall a very enjoyable read! -PB
I'm totally digging this series! I can't wait for the next installment!! I highly recommend this series. You could read them as stand alone but it's so much better knowing about each of the sisters and finding who they truly are and how they came into Lady Eville's life.