Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

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Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

Publish Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Disney Press

I love Jennifer Donnelly, but I'm not totally sold on this. I like her books partly because they're mostly historical but she's a lovely writer so I'll definitely check this out.

The first in a series of four epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world.

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.


  1. The cover is so beautiful and yes I'm also not entirely sold on this one... I'll wait and see a few reviews before deciding:))

  2. Sounds like a fun read and definitely different mermaids with no love triangle or lovesick humans(:

  3. I love mermaids, and I think this sounds pretty awesome. Also beautiful cover.
    Great pick!

  4. I agree, that cover is gorgeous. I'm a big fan of the color green (it is my favorite color) and that particular shade is so pretty! :) I haven't really read a book about mermaids yet. I hope you'll find yourself enjoying reading this one.

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  5. This sounds really good and I love the cover :) Mermaid books are always great. Nice pick!

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  6. Nice pick now i also want to read it. Here's my WOW

  7. I'll admit, neither the cover nor the synopsis make me want to read this one, but I've been seeing it a lot lately and am definitely considering reading it. I might wait for a few more reviews as well, Alison. Thanks for sharing! <3

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  8. I love the cover! I will definitely be checking it out. :)

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  9. Ohhh I'm not usually one for mermaid reads but this one sounds really intriguing and I love the cover. Think ill have to pick this one up and try it- thanks for sharing!

    Jenn @ Tale of Two Doxies

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  10. I have an ARC of this one! :D I can't wait to read it.

  11. I might be up for a good mermaid tale (no pun intended). Here's my WOW.

  12. While I've struggled quite a bit with mermaid books in the past, I still really, really want to read this one Alison! Maybe it will be the mermaid book I've been waiting for! Plus, that cover is stunning which is always a bonus:)

  13. Love the cover! and the story sounds interesting. thanks for sharing.
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  14. I haven't read a book about mermaids yet, well The Museum of Extraordinary Things had a tiny piece in it but not about a real mermaid. This one is on my TBR list, and I'm excited for it too! Beautiful cover, absolutely love mermaids! ♥
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  15. I'm not that big on mermaid books but this sounds like it might be good.
    Megan @ Books i View

  16. Yeah, not completely sold though I do like this cover. Very pretty!

  17. This is something i wouldnt read but i hope you enjoy it!

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  18. What a beautiful cover! I haven't seen this one around yet. I hope that you enjoy reading it. :)

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  19. I haven't read any of her other works, but I've heard nothing but great things and since this is about mermaids I'm super excited! Great pick!

  20. Awesome pick! My local indie bookstore pass this one on to me. Excited to read it!

  21. I do love Jennifer Donnelly's historical fiction, and so never would have expected a book like this out of her. But I have to say, just the idea of her writing something so seemingly out of character for her, gets me excited.

  22. I know what you mean, this seems so unlike her historical fiction books that I'm a bit unsure about it. I'll be curious to read some early reviews to see what people think.


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