Monday, July 28, 2014

Book Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy #2)
Author:  Sherry Thomas
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray, 414 pages
Expected Publication Date:  September 16, 2014

From Goodreads:
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.


Review:
This is one of my favorite fantasy series and here's why:
1.  A girl who has to pretend to be a guy and not only that, she's popular as a guy, one of the star cricket players.

2.  Fantastic secondary characters.  In this book, we get to know some of the students at Eton College even better.  There's so much depth to their characters.

3.  Swoony romance.  I love Titus and Iolanthe together.  They have such great chemistry.  And in this second book, the author has come up with a creative way to keep their relationship fresh.  You know how a lot of times, in second books, there's the dreaded new love interest, or the couple is kept apart and you don't even see them together?  That does not happen here.  Repeat, no love triangle, and they are together the whole book, but at the same time, their relationship is new. I know that's vague, but hopefully I've piqued your interest.  

4.  Fast-paced, incredible world-building, interesting plot.  There are two timelines and each chapter alternates between them.  It worked really well and each chapter has a cliffhanger ending so there was literally no way I could put this book down.  

I cannot recommend this series enough, I am madly in love with it.  
READ IT!!!!!!!


Posted by:  Pam

10 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book!! I have an egalley from Edelweiss. Was going to wait until a little closer to the release date to read it, but I might not be able to... also I am in love with the covers! So pretty!

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    1. I had to read it as soon as I got it, I couldn't wait! ~Pam

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  2. I need to start this series soon! I'm so glad you mentioned the part about the romance. It kills me how often second books seem to force a love triangle or leave the couple in conflict with each other during 98% of the book. I fully understand no couple will get along all the time and there will be an occasional fight, but jeez, it doesn't have to be like that all the time haha.

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    1. There is some conflict, but the way the author creates it (in the one timeline) is creative. I was so happy there wasn't a love triangle and that they weren't separated, which seems to happen so much in second books. I love this series, you should definitely read it! ~Pam

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  3. I am madly in love with this series too. Both books so far have been non stop adventure and I love this world and this story. And the characters are wonderful. Titus and Iolanthe are adorable together and I loved what Sherry Thomas did with the story to give us more time with them. The Perilous Sea was one of my most anticipated 2014 releases and it did not disappoint.

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    1. Agreed, I was not disappointed at all, it was fantastic!! Titus and Iolanthe are one of my favorite couples, I can't wait to read the next one, but since this one hasn't even been released yet, it's going to be so long!! ~Pam

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  4. Okay. I've got to move this series up in my reading list! I have both books as ARC's, I believe, so I have no excuse. I also love fantasy, just like you, so I'm sure to love it just as much. Thanks for reminding me to get to these, Pam!

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think about it! ~Pam

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  5. YAYYYYY You speak my language with this review. I CANNOT WAIT. I must read this soon.

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    1. I can't wait to read your review, I know you're going to love it! ~Pam

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