Sea Spell (Waterfire Saga Series #4)

Sea Spell (Waterfire Saga Series #4)

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by Jennifer Donnelly
     
 

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At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat

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At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat the most powerful mage in history? Meanwhile, Serafina and her Black Fins train goblin troops for battle against her uncle Vallerio's death riders. Will Sera ever see her beloved home--and her beloved Mahdi--again, or will the Volneros take over the mer realms while Orfeo takes on the gods themselves? Nothing less than the fate of the underwater world is at stake in this breathtaking finale.

Praise for Deep Blue


"A richly imagined novel. Themes of conquering fear and believing in oneself are woven throughout, along with an acknowledgment of humans' environmental impact on the sea and its inhabitants. Despite the high stakes and a few frightening moments, the story is never over serious; it's just right for readers who have grown up with, but aged out of, The Little Mermaid and the Disney Fairies franchise."

- Publishers Weekly

"A fantastic addition to the genre of mermaids, this book will also appeal to readers of action and those who appreciate usurped leaders taking back their kingdom. It starts with a common enough concept: a royal girl who is worried about her betrothal and about love. Donnelly then adds layers of complexity to the tale and weaves her story into that of Atlantis. Friendship, trust, and responsibility are major themes as Sera struggles to grasp that she is really her kingdom's only hope. Quick-witted, loveable characters and a well-planned fantasy world make this an all-encompassing book. Readers will eagerly await future volumes and the answers they will provide."
- VOYA

"Best-selling Donnelly (Revolution, 2010) builds an alluring mermaid civilization and history, filled with painterly descriptions of Sera's underwater palace and its unearthly architecture, her sumptuous wardrobe, and the menagerie of half-human, half-marine animal denizens. There's also plenty of romantic tension with handsome mermen, strife between merls (that's girl mermaids) from rival regions, and some powerful female friendships amid the fast-paced plot, filled with wondrous magic."
- Booklist

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR DEEP BLUE

"A richly imagined novel. Themes of conquering fear and believing in oneself are woven throughout, along with an acknowledgment of humans' environmental impact on the sea and its inhabitants. Despite the high stakes and a few frightening moments, the story is never over serious; it's just right for readers who have grown up with, but aged out of, The Little Mermaid and the Disney Fairies franchise."—Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR DEEP BLUE

"Best-selling Donnelly (Revolution, 2010) builds an alluring mermaid civilization and history, filled with painterly descriptions of Sera's underwater palace and its unearthly architecture, her sumptuous wardrobe, and the menagerie of half-human, half-marine animal denizens. There's also plenty of romantic tension with handsome mermen, strife between merls (that's girl mermaids) from rival regions, and some powerful female friendships amid the fast-paced plot, filled with wondrous magic."—Booklist

PRAISE FOR DEEP BLUE

"A fantastic addition to the genre of mermaids, this book will also appeal to readers of action and those who appreciate usurped leaders taking back their kingdom. It starts with a common enough concept: a royal girl who is worried about her betrothal and about love. Donnelly then adds layers of complexity to the tale and weaves her story into that of Atlantis. Friendship, trust, and responsibility are major themes as Sera struggles to grasp that she is really her kingdom's only hope. Quick-witted, loveable characters and a well-planned fantasy world make this an all-encompassing book. Readers will eagerly await future volumes and the answers they will provide."—VOYA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484712900
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
06/14/2016
Series:
Waterfire Saga Series , #4
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,185
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning author of both adult and young adult books, including Deep Blue, Rogue Wave, and Dark Tide, the first three books in the Waterfire Saga. For adults she has written a trilogy of best-selling books that includes The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. Her first young adult novel, A Northern Light, received many accolades, among them the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Carnegie Medal in the UK, and a Michael L. Printz Honor. Her second young adult novel, Revolution, was named a Best Book of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal, and the audiobook received a 2011 American Library Association Odyssey Honor. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley. For more information, visit www.jenniferdonnelly.com.

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Sea Spell (Waterfire Saga Series #4) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I have been waiting like checking every day to see when it comes out and should have checked it sooner but now its here and i bought it on the spot love cant wait to finish it ;)
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book suprised me sooo many feeeels!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous 8 months ago
From the end of the last book, I was on a cliffhanger! I feel like Astrid The most... I hope Sera kills Lusia. Lucia killed nser a ' s parents anyway. Madhi is Serafinas and Serafinas alone
Anonymous 9 months ago
Best book ever!!!!!!!!!! Read in three days and could not put it down :) :D !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Lol me too its the best seires ever!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best series I've read in my life
Anonymous 8 months ago
Mahdi snd Serafina are soooo perfect together!!!!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I am totaly Neela ;D
Anonymous 9 months ago
I have read all of the books and they all were good, but now I have a good sense that this one will be good.