When our friends with Disney-Hyperion sent us a copies of the first two books in The Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly, we immediately got to reading.
In the first book of the series, Deep Blue, we are introduced to a world separate from our own—that of the merpeople. Serafina, a mermaid, awakens on the day of her betrothal to an even bigger worry than winning the heart of her future husband, Prince Mahdi; her mother’s shot by an assassin with a poisoned arrow. To stop a war from beginning, she must go in search of five mermaids who can help her uncover a dark force that threatens to end all of their worlds.
After she’s found them, the six mermaids embark on journey together in Rogue Wave, but they discover things about themselves—as well as the darkness they are fighting—that change the course of their mission and their destiny.
We don’t want to reveal too much, but we will say that Rogue Wave was one of the best books we’ve read this year. It hits stores on Jan. 6 and you can pre-order it now on Amazon as a physical copy, ebook or an audiobook. You can find out more about author Jennifer Donnelly’s work on her website.
Thanks to our friends at Disney Hyperion, our readers can win an awesome prize pack to celebrate the release of Rogue Wave. You can enter to win a a copy of Deep Blue and two Waterfire Saga-themed nail polishes. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. (Sorry international, Feather Girls!)