Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

Release Date: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Age Group: Young Adult
Shelfability: Acquire
Pages: 240
Format: E-ARC
Source: NetGalley
Interest: Author
Challenge: None

For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren–the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn’t seen since childhood–a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.

This was such a FUN book to read! When I had to put it down I was so excited to step back into the world and visit with these characters.

I first became of fan of Dolamore in her debut novel Magic Under Glass, and I have to admit that Between the Sea and Sky has moved right past Magic Under Glass and into the number one position.

I’ve always been fascinated with mermaid mythology. I really wanted to be one when I was younger. I blame it most specifically on Splash with Tom Hanks. I am absolutely loving all the mermaid books that seem to be hitting the shelves in the YA section and I even more impressive was how Dolamore interprets and represents the siren myth.

The story had a fairy tale feel to fit, it was very whimsical and had beautifully detailed worlds! I was fascinated not only by the world of the mermaids that Dolamore created but also the world of winged people and how she seamlessly intertwined the two!

The romance was so sweet! I could see it coming, but it was still fun watching these to figure out their feelings for one another

This would be a great novel for younger YA readers too!

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