Series: Waterfire Saga #1
Release Date: 6th May, 2014
Publisher: Disney Press
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Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.
When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.
Deep Blue is the first in a new series, entitled the Waterfire Saga, by Jennifer Donnolly. Now I have to explain why this novel was, in a lot of ways, a dream come true for me: I am slightly obsessed with mermaids due to reading The Little Mermaid at an impressionable age (ask me if I believe in mermaids, go on, I dare you) and have been wishing for a fully realized novel about mermaids for what feels like FOREVER. Add this to the fact that years ago I read Donnolly’s A Gathering Light (A Northern Light for people outside the UK) and looooooooooooooooved it, so o.bviously when I saw that she’d written a book about mermaids I knew that I had to read it as soon as humanly possible.