Forsaken is the first book in the Daughters of the Sea series by Kristen Day. And anything about the sea and I’m in! So here’s a review and a chance to win one of the seven ebooks being given away. Come along with this one heck of a ride of a tour!
Author: Kristen Day
Publisher: Self Published
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 descendents 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 prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.
Oh my Kristen, give me the second book now! Huhuhuhu, I want to read it so badly. Forsaken, why have you forsaken me and left me hanging? Yeap, it’s that good!
The story was amazing and I don’t want to leave the world Kristen has created in this novel. I know I’m gonna love this whole series. Gah! I couldn’t put it down and had a hard time getting pee breaks because I still haven’t installed a table in our comfort room so I don’t have anywhere to put it down. Haha! I really had to peel myself off the book to eat, to pee and to do other stuff. I might be biased because I love anything about the sea, more if it’s about Greek mythology and stuff, so I was bound to love this book. But I bet you’ll still love this book even without a certain bias like me.
The characters were great and easily relatable and you’d just root for them all the way through. The villains weren’t as active here and I bet we’ll see more of them in the next books. Whatever, I love it! It’s refreshing to read a novel without a character who doesn’t make sense and is just hellbent on making the protagonist’s life a living hell.
Maybe because I’ve read tons of YA books already so I felt like I know what’s gonna happen but still, the build-up was terrific and the pacing gripping. Gah, I’m so giddy right now, just writing this review. Love it and I enjoyed it so much and I’m waiting for the sequel!
About Kristen Day
Kristen Day is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. She’s been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but she prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
She is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN (Oct 2012), and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). She loves all books, but really enjoys writing young adult, paranormal romances. She’s loved to write for as long as she can remember. Her first published work was her poem RED in second grade (you guessed it – it was a poem about the color red – life altering, right?) that won her 5 gold stars and a spot in her elementary school’s poetry book. That’s when her addiction to the written word officially began. She was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh – its okay.
When she’s not writing she’s making jewelry, painting, feeding her addiction to sweet tea, watching the Discovery Channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with her amazing husband. She was born in Boone, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Marketing in 2001.
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