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Lucy (Daughters of the Sea Series #3)

Lucy (Daughters of the Sea Series #3)

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by Kathryn Lasky

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A choice between love and survival . . .

Lucy's family is excited to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her minister father is pleased to preside over such a prestigious congregation, and his social-climbing wife is ecstatic at the chance to find a rich husband for her daughter.

Yet Lucy wants nothing to do with the Bar Harbor social scene; she's simply


A choice between love and survival . . .

Lucy's family is excited to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her minister father is pleased to preside over such a prestigious congregation, and his social-climbing wife is ecstatic at the chance to find a rich husband for her daughter.

Yet Lucy wants nothing to do with the Bar Harbor social scene; she's simply excited to spend the summer by the sea, watching the waves from her favorite spot on the cliff. Despite having never gone swimming, Lucy feels an intense connection to the ocean, and meets a handsome ship-builder who shows Lucy a world she's never known, yet somehow always longed for.

However, her mother will stop at nothing to keep Lucy and the ship builder apart, even if it means throwing Lucy into the arms of a wealthy man with a dangerous secret. Can Lucy break free and embrace her destiny as a daughter of the sea? Or is she doomed to waste away in a gilded cage, slowly dying of a broken heart?

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Daughters of the Sea: Hannah

“Many will identify with independent and winsome Hannah as she tries to find her place in the world.” – School Library Journal

“This novel has menacing, almost gothic overtones as well as a strong sense of time, place, and class distinctions.” – Booklist

Children's Literature - Miranda McClain
What would happen if you were to cross Jane Austen with Hans Christian Anderson? The result would probably be very similar to the "Daughters of the Sea" series by Kathryn Lasky. This book is the third one in the series and all those readers who fell in love with the mermaid sisters Hannah and May will likely kindle an equal devotion to Lucy, a minister's adopted daughter struggling to find her place in society. Lucy's social climbing parents are thrilled when she attracts the attention of a stylish duke but Lucy is wary of the charming duke and finds herself drawn to the loving arms of Phin, the handsome ship builder. Meanwhile Lucy discovers the wonderful truth about who she really is and discovers she has two equally beautiful and enchanting sisters, Hannah and May. Trouble brews when the spurned duke seeks revenge and winds up murdered. When Hannah is wrongfully accused her sisters must do all they can to clear her name, but Lasky leaves readers with a cliffhanger ending and Lucy's fate is unclear. Reviewer: Miranda McClain

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Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Daughters of the Sea Series , #3
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Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.

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Lucy (Daughters of the Sea Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Aik More than 1 year ago
Lucy is a continuation of the Daughters of The Sea series, but as with the second book, it starts with Lucy's story before Hannah and May eventually get pulled within as well. Lucy is a girl with artistic talents and have a great fascination with the sea - much like her two mer-sisters. Her father is a minister, and her mother is a vain, snobbish woman whose ultimate goal is to find Lucy the perfect husband. However, Lucy falls for someone else instead - someone who has no social standing, yet shares her love for the sea. I have mixed feelings for this book. I started reading this with much anticipation, as I hoped things will finally be resolved, whether or not the sisters decide to live on land or in the sea. It started out fine - with Kathryn Lasky's trademark smooth, dreamy writing style, and I was excited to fine out more about Lucy. However, towards the end of the story, Lasky inserted a plot twist which I totally didn't see coming, but it was rather silly. I mean, the motives were too shallow, and I couldn't see the point behind all the drama and fuss. And the story of the three sisters were never given a decent ending. It just ended. Randomly. I'm wondering if this is one of the author's habits? Leaving readers hanging on a cliffhanger at the end of a book (first / second in a trilogy) is a good thing, but ending your last book just like that? Without any conclusion or further explanation? That's just plain weird. Overall, Lucy is a fairly decent book, though I personally thought that it should have been better. I wished to see the respective conclusions for the sisters' star-crossed romance. Will they forsake their love to embrace their true self or sacrifice their special bond with the sea to unite with their loved ones? And how will Lucy's story end? Curiouser and curiouser!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all kathryn lasky's books!!!!!!!!!! I recomend this book and all her others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! I F YOU LOVE THIS BOOK READ THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES AND WATCH ON NETFLIX OR TEENNICK A SHOW CALLED H2O JUST ADD WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
HearaMarie More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book! Lucy bring a different look into the series, and is just as good as May and Hannah. This book takes place the summer after May concludes, and i loved how the book also followed the Hannah and Mays stories by expaining what happened to them after their book I seriously cannot wait for the next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but not as good as may and nither of them come close to hannah. I think kartherine lasky betrer write a nither book caled ........ um........ well........ i got nothing. Oh well write more PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it and so will you! It is very tense and you can't stop reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good but it ends in a cliffhanger. Plus it never really talks about her sisters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soooooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This third book is good, but it's not nearly as good as the first two. It almost feels like the concept of self discovery and forbidden love became sort of old for Lasky as this point, and the plot twist at the end felt so out of place and completely unrealistic, even for the people of that time. Lasky seems fond of adding in absolute disasters for the characters to move their plot forward, but this one seems kind of...lazy. It led to butchering of the characters in the final book, there's other reviews on the last one that explain it better. A few good things I do want to say: I remember the diamond hair clip in the first book, and now that I think about it, it's probably a reference to her Wolves of the Beyond series. It makes me wonder if these three girls are meant to be earlier "gyres" of Faolan, Mhairie, and Dearlea. If that's the case, Lucy is clearly Faolan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all I would like to say... DONT GIVE RANDOM PEOPLE YOUR NAME CAUSE THEY COULD KILL OR KIDNAP YOU!!!!!!!! YEAH IM TALKING TO YOU MS."YOUR NAME" second of all read wolves of the beyond by kathryn lasky or read it after reading the guardians of ga'hoole (the books are so much better than the movie, there are thirteen books and one movie plus two like special addition books) AWESOME!!!! my - year old -----er is a total nut for the series the guardians of ga'hoole (a.k.a. gog) by kathryn lasky btw the gog series if supposed to be before the wolves of the beyond series so they go together (there are -'s cause the internet is dangerous) ;)
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I am starting a daughter of the sea club because i love it soo much if u want to be in this club just tell me your name and what u like to do EXAMPLE:my name is luciana and i like telling secrets to my friends
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Im sooo excited to read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great bit what happens Lucy!?