Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1)

Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1)

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Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Kristen Day

Once you've been touched by darkness, it never leaves you... Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta's high society wasn't quite ready for Hannah...or the strange events that plague her. Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she's ever believed; not to mention her sanity. Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for 'kids like her', Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow 'disturbed' teens are actually the descendents of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she. But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can't deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love. She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.

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ISBN-13: 9780615672656
Publisher: Kristen Day Books
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

She is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. She's been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest.

I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA series, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, CHOSEN, HEARKEN, , EVENTIDE (2014), PROVEN (2014). When she's not writing she's making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the Discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband.

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Forsaken 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book before it was available on Barnes and Noble.  I LOVE this book as well as the series. Stasia really pulls you in and you cannot wait to see what goes on between her and FInn.  If you are looking for  the next great series, don't wait to read the Daughters of the Sea series.  (D.O.T.S.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot. I think it is a good young adult read.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
The concept was all right, but the plot and characters left much to be desired. Think Twilight but with mermaids and you pretty much have a good synopsis for this one. The writing wasn’t stellar either, and the main character was plain annoying. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completly agree, stupendous!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read so many great ebooks. But forsaken is the best so far. This book is so funny. I laughed out loud so many times. This book was extremely interesting. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different,awesome,dont miss this. I am even going to buy the others all at once because i know i will devour them quickly.
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Cuanam More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. Absolutely amazing! I've been waiting what seems forever to read this, and I'm glad I finally got the chance to. The story follows an orphaned girl named Hannah, who's had one hell of life until now, but has an even treacherous future ahead of her. Leaving everything she has ever known behind, she gets the chance to start all over. What starts out as an life do over quickly turns into a destiny most people would kill for..Literally. I only found one errors in the whole book, a few chapters ended with a blank page between the next chapter, other than that it was beautifully formatted. I particularly loved how the story focused on the Nereids of Mythology. I really look forward Awaken which I just got recently. The love story that's woven into this is very sweet, even if Finn is the epitamy of dark and mysterious. I love how he is with Hannah, though I'm hoping in future books I can learn more about him and why he has two traces instead of just one. I have my theories but it's really just a wait and see thing right now x.x I give this book 5 of 5 paws.
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Addicted_Readers More than 1 year ago
Forsaken was a different type of book then I usually read, but it was a nice change! Hannah has had a hard life ever since birth. She has been tossed around between different foster parents all her life. When she was an infant her real parents abandoned her. Finally Hannah is adopted at the age of 14 and she thinks maybe, just maybe, things will be different! But, boy was she wrong! Hannah starts to have very vivid dreams of murders, disturbing hallucinations and the same mysterious boy over and over again. Hannah is Finally sent to a school for "Disturbed" teens like herself, but once she arrives she realizes that these teens are not the "Disturbed" she thought, but actually descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And she is too. Well, that explains ALOT! But when she finally comes face to face with Fin the strange boy from her dreams, all goes from crazy to insane! Hannah must understand who and what she is and if she's willing to except her heritage and future as a descendant from the Sea Gods and Goddesses and fulfill her destiny! Overall, I did enjoy this book very much and will be reading the second book in the series, but It's not my favorite. That is probably because I don't usually read books with mermaids. But the writing was great, the plot was interesting and pretty fast-paced, filled with lots of magic and adventure. Definitely and nice start to a fun series!
NaughtyBitsBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This story is perfectly paced! I never had a moment where I wasn't completely wrapped up in the story and there's not really any naughty bits! There are a few really sweet ones! Yes I'm shocked to be so wrapped up in a YA series but I am. I love Hannah/Anastasia and Finn!It's a beautiful magical fairytale that is full of twists, mystery, romance, and action. And it's just the first book so far! I'm pretty picky about the YA books I read. Let alone the ones I agree to schedule a review or be part of a tour. I was certainly not disappointed by this series. Hannah/Anastasia is a strong heroine and her past is filled with mystery and darkness. If only her real parents were around. Well we find out why towards the end of Forsaken. Her adoptive mother doesn't seem to even like her and after given a chance to send her to a special boarding school she jumps at the chance to send her. Once at the school everything starts to unfold as she learns bits and pieces about herself and falls for a boy all her new friends told her to stay away from. Finn. Is he a bad boy or not? Her friends think he is but from what she see's she just isn't sure. As she follows her heart to find out for herself things aren't so clear. He's only part of the mystery that surrounds Hannah/Anastasia. I can't wait to read the next books.
Bex_n_Books More than 1 year ago
Forsaken is most definitely a don't-think-just-buy book! Reviewer: Bex Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies Forsaken is an amazing first installment to a YA fantasy series. From the first chapter, I was hooked. There was not a moment that I wasn't gripped by Kristen Day's highly creative and well-developed paranormal fantasy series. This is a book that I could most definitely gush over. What is so wonderful about this book? Well, pretty much everything! The characters are engaging. Their emotions pounce off the page, their laugh-out-loud humour contagious and their relationships and interactions are successfully crafted for realism, always a bonus in a fantasy world. The world that the author creates is imaginative from page one. Kristen Day successfully paints a very vivid picture of her characters, their world and the various settings they find themselves in. The tension between the characters at times is palpable, both between the divine love interests and between the protagonist 'Hannah' and her growing enemies. 'Hannah' in particular is a character worthy of main protagonist status. She's a young woman for teenagers to aspire to. Her strength and determination are admirable: qualities that I love in female leads. I actively cheered for her character throughout her first epic journey. Disclosure: This ebook was provided to Bex 'n' Books by the author/blog tour coordinator for free in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forsaken tells the absolutely enchanting story of a young girl with a terrible past and terrifying destiny.  17 year old Hannah, who had been found on the porch of a police station at an age of only about 8 months and gone through many foster homes - not all of them good places - has no sense of belonging to her adoptive family and a thick wall build around her heart, not letting herself to get attached to anyone. Having a lot of extremely vivid nightmares, often circling around a good looking stranger with tantalizing blue eyes, and not fitting in to her surroundings has seen a lot of therapists before. But after collapsing at a very elaborate party she went with her adoptive parents and sister and having the most real and terrifying dream she's sent yet to another therapist.  The strange meeting ends with Hannah having to see another therapist and finally being sent to a faraway boarding school for "people like her". With a strong sense this might well translate to "crazy people" Hannah climbs the plane bringing her to her new school only a few days later and decides she might just as well take her chances and start a new life. Absolutely stunned by the big campus located on a beautiful island Hannah decides that a new life calls for a new name and during the paperwork is done she simply changes her first name to Anastasia, the name she'd heard in so many of her dreams. Introduced to her new roommates, a comforting sense of belonging settles on (Ana)Stasia that she had never known before. On her first weekend on campus Stasia encounters the blue eyed stranger she's seen in so many dreams, as he saves her from drowning in the sea just to vanish as soon as she's save. As if that wasn't enough to think about she also learns that the school is not for psychos, but exclusively for descendants of seagods and -goddesses: Tydes, Sirens, Tritons and Sons of Daimon. All there learning to control their special abilities before they turn 18 - the age all descendants reach their full powers. Trying to come to grips with the knowledge of being a Tyde, fitting in to a new school, making new friends (and enemies) and being confronted with the quite literally man of her dreams, Stasia dives head first into her new life, unaware of the dangers and mysterious destiny that await her. Kristen Days first book is nothing short of a masterpiece!  Her detailed style immediately lets you see Stasias world right before your inner eye with all of its beauty, but still never once looses the thread leading you to read on and on, never once stopping the excitement building within the reader on every page. After I started reading I just couldn't put the book down for a whole night straight, only slightly over the middle of the story dawn surprised me and made me take a break, just to start reading again at (a very late) breakfast and unable to put the book down until I had finished it. I practically devoured it! All of the descriptions are so detailed but never too much, the worldbuilding is just perfect and all of the characters, even the supposedly "evil" ones have a quality of depth to them. No person in this book is just good or bad, but they all seem to have a story that made them who they are, even though the reader doesn't get to know most of them - there is no black and white and a lot of space for some surprising turns. Only the lovestory between Stasia and Finn seemed to enroll too quickly, but as she had known him from her dreams for years by the day they first met, even that made sense. Plus I have a strong feeling that there is something more to be revealed about that in the sequel. I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy novel and strong characters that just won't fit into a chliché (other than being good looking that is ^^.
PW76 More than 1 year ago
Amazing!! Though it took me quite awhile to be able to read this, due to medical issues, I absolutely LOVED it! It's in my top 10 favorite books! You have this girl who feels like she's not living her correct life till one day she is sent to this school. There she finds people like her and she's able to find more about herself! Romance, suspense, action, this story has it all! I can't wait to be able to read the 2nd book!
Rucifey More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure why I had to restart reading this book a couple time before I finally was able to continue - but I'd glad I got passed that. This was incredible. Maybe because of something I'm working on but every time Stasia felt her connections with the marine animals I got chills. Her connection to the ocean was probably my favorite part about this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! The story follows Hannah in her early years as she endures hardship and struggle in her life. It follows her to the next stage of her life as she is sent to an island where strange and unusual things happen. She renames herself Anastasia and begins to re-invent her life with the help of three new-found friends and a few others as well. She learns to trust, love, enjoy, laugh, live, and so much more - and all the while she is still continuing in her struggle to become who she is meant to be. The story itself is written so well by Kristen Day that it transported me to be an observer in Anastasia's life and new-found world! It is a fresh and unique storyline that kept me hanging onto the edge of my seat! I could not put this book down! I can honestly say that this book is great for YA and older readers. I highly recommend this series! DISCLAIMER: This book was gifted to me by the author (through the Goodreads) website in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own, and no money or other compensation was provided for this review.
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kell0398 More than 1 year ago
I did receive this book free for an honest review. I absolutely loved this book. This is actually the first book I've read in this genre, and I can't wait to read more. The book started out slow. I had a hard time following the first few chapters, but then everything starts to come to light and make complete sense. The ending was superb, and I can't wait to read the second book in the series.
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