Monday, March 12, 2012

When The Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend Ilven kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven's death has called out of the sea a dangerous wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg's caste system, and the whole city along with it.

O.K. so this one was actually hard to get into. Took me several tries before I was hooked. Which is surprising, b/c the synopsis was intriguing. I don't know if it was the writing style or the way the story was approached. I just didn't feel any kind of connection with the characters, which usually really makes the book for me. The mystery aspect is what kept me what in the world is that one up to.....? I did like the book once I got into it but I wouldn't rate it as amazing.  

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