“It’s strange, how rooms full of laughter can feel silent. How a hearth full of fire can feel cold. How conversations drifting through the walls can make a man feel… alone.”

Genre: Fantasy

Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐

Published: 19th June, 2018.

Goodreads Synopsis

A Legend,
A Magical Shell
A Girl Who Dreamed Of Something More…

Lena, a Merrow girl, lives in the Skagerrak sea with her father, Carrick and her brother, Javelin who tells her of the legend of the Merrow Queen murdered by her human lover when greed takes over. But what’s worth spilling the queen’s blood? Gifted from Poseidon, himself, a magic shell gives any human the ability to control both land and sea.

When Javelin is called to join a clan of Merrow soldiers bent on protecting their waters from human invasion, Lena resists Merrow law and ventures to the shore with no choice but to swim to land.

With newfound legs, Lena is whisked away on a new adventure with new friends and new trouble. Everyone seems to want something from her as intrigue lurks around every corner.

Trying her best to hide who she is and remain safe from the dangers of the human world, will Lena finally find where she belongs, or will she be swept into a strong and stormy current by lust, greed, and jealousy?

My Take

Happy release day to Between The Sea and Stars! I want to thank Chantal Gadoury and the Parliament House Press for providing me with a free copy of the book for review.

Between The Sea and Stars is a fantastical book that captures your attention from the get go. It has a beautiful story with rich details and characters that feel real and are relatable. We have Lena who struggles with wanting to be free and finding a place where she belongs. Her journey from the sea to the land is told in a way that you feel like you are the one there.

The only thing I didn’t like was the ending. The last two chapters felt really rushed, with so many things happened all at once and instead of giving the plot twist effect that it should, it took away from it.

All in all I did enjoy the book and I look forward to the 2nd book.