When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be about reuniting with handsome Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush.
Instead she finds herself haunted by strange dreams foretelling the return of an ancient evil, and dealing with the deaths of her parents as assassins storm the betrothal ceremony, plunging the city into chaos.
Led only by her shadowy dreams and pursued by the invading army, Serafina and her best friend Neela embark on a quest to avenge her parents' death and prevent a war between the mer nations. In the process they discover a plot that threatens their - and our - world's very existence.
About the Author
Jennifer Donnelly is a bestselling writer for adults and children. Her first young adult novel, A Gathering Light, won the Carnegie Medal in 2003, as well as receiving several awards in the US including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her adult work includes The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose.
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Comments about Deep Blue:
I read this book, and honestly some bits were great and all but the majority of it was boring and dragging on. The book cover was amazing and looked like art, it had some cliffhangers as well. The book had some words in "mermaid language" which meant if I didn't know what a word meant I had to flick to the back of the book and try and find out what it meant! This was quiet annoying. I would recommend this to maybe 13 - 15 year olds and someone who has a lot of time and patience!
Review Girlfriend There's a sisterhood of friendship and loyalty in this book Dolly Filled with the wonders of mermaids, witches and atery monsters. Donnelly has masterfully created an aquatic wonderland; filled with intrigue...This book has wide appeal School Librarian A book about strong bonds, sisterhood and mermaids Kiss A completely captivating world beneath the waves which is set to become an exciting new Disney project. The Guardian
Series: Waterfire Saga
For Ages: 9+ years old
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 13th May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.5 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1