Hunter Kiss gRead my interview with Sarah Henning here YA FantasyType Standalone Book 2 of Sea Witch seriesPOV First Person Dual FemaleRating Alia was willing to do anything for the man she loved With the infamous Sea Witch s help she walked on land to prove it But it was an impossible task without risking the conseuences and her twin sister Runa would not allow that to happen if she could help it This book is significantly different from book 1 While book 1 focused on the main characters this one involved a bigger perspective that included both kingdoms and the world Runa always trying to fix and heal things Unafraid to sacrifice her needs and wants or even herself for another I loved that it has a lot of actions and big scale magic but I thought because of the wider story arc I felt a bit less connected to the new characters Thankfully as the story progressed to critical points in the characters lives I started to feel for them and their plights Alia listen to me I didn t sacrifice my voice no But I did make a deal with the witch She pulls back and points a finger to her chest For me Always for you Without you there is no me The bond between the sisters was heartening but also heartbreaking with what they were willing to do for each other I liked how different they were but each with similaroals with their own way to achieve it I also liked how the ending is open for a future adventure Sea Witch Rising is a story of true love and sacrifices It would appeal to readers looking for fairytale retelling from a different perspective Note Each book is standalone and book 2 included some background story but I don t recommend reading it on its own because you wouldn t be able to fully appreciate certain characters dynamic Books in the series For reviewsrevealsgiveaways visit 1 Sea Witch To be fair I didn t want a seuel and I read it anyway I Doctor Sleep gave 35 stars to Sea Witch but the story here just didn t hold my attention This is for me just another case of a standalone turned into a book series when it should have been left aloneEven though I didn t want a seuel I was still curious after all I liked Sea Witch like I said This book follows directly after the epilogue that wasn t my favorite part of Sea Witch either you must really wonder why I picked this book and I just didn t care much about what was happening The story of Evie aka the Sea Witch is the one that was interesting to me and I read her story in the first book Here she has a role too but it felt like Evie was only here to tell the story of the two twin sisters Alia and Runa since Alia is the one who made a deal with Evie in the epilogue of the first bookSisterhood is usually something I absolutely love in a story It means a lot to me and in my reviews for several books I said that my favorite part was the love between siblings But here the bond between those sisters feels very strong one minute and ridiculous after How am I supposed to believe that Runa loves her twin sister than anything and anyone else in the world when sheet over her in two minutes because oh look a boy The magic system and the politics didn t make much sense it was very confusing and felt like a filler than anything else at times In conclusion let s just try to remember the first book as a standalone all right Buddy read with KirstyBookwormRating 35 starsAs you will see in my review for book 1 I absolutely adored it however book 2 I didn t feel lived up to my high expectationsSea Witch Rising follows the story of Runa and Alia the Sea King
S Mermaid Twins A Yearmermaid twins A year Alia saved the human boy prince from drowning and has ever since been in madly in love with him knowing a relationship between them is impossible with her living under the sea Alia makes a magical deal with the Sea Witch to ive her four days on land to make the prince fall in love with her and share a true loves kiss Only Alia has to forfeit her voice as a
Condition Of The ContractUponof the contractUpon her sister missing Runa approaches the Sea Witch to discover if there is any way to et her sister back There is no love lost between the Witch and Runa yet the Witch Mythological Beasts Turned Me Gay: Three Book Collection: (Mythology Erotica) gives her the chance too on land under her own magical contract to try and help her sister The difference is if Runa fails she becomes human forever but if Alia fails she will die and become nothingI loved the new characters as much as I did in the previous book I feel like my issue with this one lies with the book feeling way longer than what it needs to be I d say the last third of the book felt dragged out without a much happening with it mainly focusing on Runa s love interest I didn t feel like this was needed in the book as Runa has always been the sister to hate the land dwellers and main focus is This All Encompassing Trip: Chasing Pearl Jam Around The World getting back home to the sea kingdom As its a tale about sisters I felt the lack of emotion from Runa towards the end of the book to be hugely lacking There is all sorts of new plot lines thrown in that made it feel a little messy and not thought throughOverall the book was still aood read I would probably have iven this stars had the first one not been so amazing Runa was definitely the best part
of this book I enjoyed her chapters than I did Evie s her character was very well developed and she provedthis book I enjoyed her chapters than I did Evie s her character was very well developed and she proved be a ood strong protagonist My final thought is I feel like this sits well as a duology and no but you could also The Organ Grinders get away with reading the first book only Edited to update that the prize has beeniven away Thank you so much to those of you who pre ordered reuested from your library picked it up on a whim etc I m so very happy to have you all as readers Hey GR fam I hope you re as excited about Sea Witch Rising coming out soon as I am I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that if you preorder you can et a signed bookplate and Sea Witch RisingThrow Like a irl postcard from me as well as be entered in a drawing to win a The Complete Idiot's Guide to Detoxing Your Body grand prize package ofA signed copy of Sea Witch RisingTarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides Good Vibes eyeshadow paletteTentacle penMermaid socksWhat s Kraken magnetRifle Paper Co mermaid notebook and THIS IS NOW A THING yasss mamiimme This review can also be found on my blogCW loss Silver in the Wood grief loss of a loved one and war1 Sea Witch 45As this is a seuel and directly picks up where the first book ends there will be spoilers for the first book in this review I don t really want to dance around what happened and try not toive big spoilers away for this Got it Good Sorry y all who haven t read this fantastic series but maybe it ll ive yo. “The Little Mermaid” takes a twisted turn in this thrilling seuel to villainess origin story Sea Witch as the forces of land and sea clash in an epic battle for freedom redemption and true love Runa will not let her twin sister die Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a sh.
Sarah Henning ô 1 FREE DOWNLOADThe Second Cure gave Nick s ring to be sold They need the ring in order to stop the Sea King now that is too late for Runa to return to the ocean Theyet the ring almost Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities getting captured once again and make it to the cove Will isravely injured by Runa heals him She The Sorcerer's Apprentice gets to the edge of the water and throw the ring into the ocean Right at that moment the Sea King has risen an army by using the polypus on the ocean floor that contains the souls of the fallen including Anna and Alia He kills his mother when she tries to stop him leaving Evie momentarily helpless as a bomb is detonated and to come Then Evie sees the ring and with it s power she stops the detonation of bombs and kills the Sea King Now that peace has been restored Evie is now free of her imprisonment and becomes ueen while Runa and her friends must nowo into hiding as they are fugitives The might have stopped the war but there is still no peace just yet on land Runa is a character hard to really describe She s ot some dimension to her sure but I still feel like it was still hard to connect with her I admired her loyalty to her sisters and her strive to make things right but she still fell flat I uess the best way to describe it is that she read like a background chracter not an MC if that makes any sense But I will World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi give her points for being pretty badass with her extensive knowledge of magic and how she was able toet her and her friends out of life and death situationsThe other MC Evie I felt connection too since she was the main MC in the last book I liked Evie s wit and cunning How she rieved for her lost friend but was able to make the choice to destroy her once and for all for the reater Who Is Muhammad Ali? good Now Evie is the sea witch and has many years under her belt Yet she still has aood hold on her humanity and enuinely wants to help Alia and Runa succeed Definitely not the sea witch most of us know and I enjoyed that twistThere s not much to tell about the other characters I liked Sophie s snark and her bravery to turn against her own family to do what she thought was right Her cousin will though was just for love interest really and Annameta was just a source to cause conflict The Sea King was just a nutcase bent on setting war upon the humans and the other mermaid sisters were not in it enough to really know them I did like the old mermaid who was like a mother to Evie she had that sass and spark that I #appreciate in older female characters It a real shame when she died Soyeah that s pretty much # in older female characters It a real shame when she died Soyeah that s pretty much I can really say character wiseThe plot started off strong in the beginning with the tale that we all know of a mermaid trading her voice to win the heart of a prince But like the original tale of the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen she fails to kill the prince and dissolves into sea foam But thankfully it strayed away from the original plot of the story and started the story of Runa But that s when the pacing started to slow and there were some boring chapters of just Runa training the others on magic I found myself stopping the audio and not oing back to it until a day or two later since I was just too bored Then it finally ot interesting when the whole plan was set in motion to end the war and I plowed through the last few chapters pretty uickly I will have to say though that I wish there wasn t the romance of Runa and Will it was so unneeded for the plot and just seemed like it was just added in there for romance sake Not the first time I have otten annoyed with romance in a book and romance in eneral Guess I ll just have to keep on the search for a YA book that has little to no romance sighAnyway It could have been better but I would definitely still recommend these two books just because
Sea Witch Was So WellWitch was so well I was stuck between iving 2 stars or 3 stars and settled on 3 and that s being A Secret Kept generoussigh deeply disappointed I very much enjoyed the first book and had high hopes for book two Book two was so far from a follow on from book one I had to uestion whether I was reading a Duology Firstly book two is set in a modern time with cars anduns and submarines rumble secondly this books appears to be about witches than mermaids with a little magic rumble continues I was very much enjoying my mermaid theme this year and Sea witch Rising has swiftly ended thatI hoped to have had of Evie the so called sea witch but she did very little. S at odds what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds Told from alternating perspectives this epic fairy tale retelling is a romantic and heart wrenching story about the complications of sisterhood the uncompromising nature of magic and the cost of redemptio. U a jump on reading itSo as I said this picks up immediately after the last book Hell the prologue in this is the very last chapter of the first book Here s a uick summary of the ending for those who need it Evie saves Nik s life with magic at the sacrifice of her own She s dying in the sea but with some magical help she takes the life of an octopus becoming the Sea Witch as we know her Decades have passed The mermaids are frightened of her But one mermaid comes looking to be turned into a human so she can win the love of a boy Nik s randson also named Nik these damn royals right And Evie does that for her stealing her voice and iving her days to win his love without itThat s where the story endsThe mermaid s name is Alia and she s one of the king s daughters Except she has a twin Runa who knows that she can t do this and doesn t want her sister to die She makes her own deal with Evie to The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World go up to the top and to help her sister in any way necessaryThe heart of this story like the last is sisterly love and the bond between siblings It was beautiful to read that I m really loving all of these books that are coming out with that as its big focus and a huge theme that it deals with The relationship Runa and Alia have in the book was so believable They love each other to pieces and would do anything for the other but they also hate each other at timesAlso this book is about Evie Runa is one perspective and the one that dominates the book but Evie alsoets a say Sarah said that this book because I was lucky enough to see her speak on the night this released is about those who are left behind Runa was left behind by Alia Evie was left behind by everyone because everyone she loves has now died And it s about the two of them in their own way coming into themselvesIt s also about finding people In the human world Runa finds people that are like her And they band together to try to make things right after the plan Tricycle (HISTOIRE) goes horribly wrong It doesn t help that it s the dawn of World War One and everything s about toet fucked anywaysAnd WWI is a big part of this story It s something motivating the merpeople and definitely Runa s father It took me a while to realize that her father was the same one That means that Runa has the same father that Anna did after her adoption by the merpeople The timeline really messed with me in this story It took me a while to actually et down the relationships and that people were basically the same from the first book Kind of confused me for a while until I ot it downAnother thing that didn t work for me is the characterization of Runa s father It just didn t sit right with me for some reason It felt unbelievable And I never uite Let Freedom Reign': The Words of Nelson Mandela. Henry Russell got the reason why he had become like this It never felt adeuately explained to me As the book went on it became central to the plot And I still neverot it It confuses me still I m pretty sure I d catch it whenever I reread it but that was one major part of the story that didn t work for meI m also Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts glad to report that unlike the first book romance isn t very central to the story It s there of course but this book has a lot action than the first one I liked that it had action The story went faster and my eyes didn tlaze over like they do with romanceThe ending was a really Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind good one During Sarah s talk she kept saying that there s no other book in the works but that this one is being called a Sea Witch novel so that means there s always a chance that will come out Personally that makes me excited The ending closed off the plot for this book but left it open enough for to come in the future It d be interesting to see something set in contemporary timesOverall anotherreat book by Sarah Henning I highly recommend you check her out because she has amazing books and eually amazing projects that are in the works Original review but like why 90% of Sea Witch was fillerThe Good Lovely prose in the first 13 Begins on a promising note Some strong scenes at the beginning and end Unlike Sea Witch plot actually happens Setting Denmark well establishedThe Bad Prose dissolves into half assed mediocrity after beginning Henning struggles to introduce her elements and characters in a meaningful and impactful way U boatmine plot feels like an afterthought Secondary characters undeveloped and poorly characterized Elements of mermaid culture make NO SENSE Struggles to pick an internal theme Lots of telling over showingSea Witch Rising promises a story about sisterhood is the strongest magic after all Instead Henning delivers a
room temperature actionromanceStorySea Witch starts off on a promising note in contrast to th This wastemperature actionromanceStorySea Witch Rising starts off on a promising note in contrast to th This was freaking Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus good Sea Witch Rising did not fall to the second book syndrome THANK YOU BABY JESUS I will admit that I was hesitant at first to dive into it because the first book was so freakingood but I can Rudram in Tamil gladly say that I wasn t disappointed one bit The mermaids are bad ass and I love them allOkay so this one is about a bond between two sisters Alia Runa They are twins and one is out to save the other Honestly definitelyot some little mermaid vibes but it was also different as well It was also a bit heartbreaking to hear what Alia went through just for love and then to
Have Runa Fight Tooth AndRuna fight tooth and to try and save herBesides all of that everything was a wild and fantastic ride I loved everything about this world and Runa Then there s Evie and my head was exploding with so much excitement The ending definitely ot me and I m desperately hoping that I et a third book PRETTY PLEASE I need from this world Rating 3 StarsI did not KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! get as engrossed into this book as much as the first one but it did thankfullyet intense and pick up at the end of book 50 years have passed since Evie killed her best friend Anna and was transformed into a half human half octopus creature in order to survive Nick is now long dead and his rand son also named Nicholas is about to take the throne Like years before a irl falls for this Nick Only one problem She is a mermaid and he is human Desperate to be with him she comes to Evie in order to make an exchange so she can become human Evie now the feared sea witch sees herself in this little mermaid She agrees to help Alia iving her legs in exchange for her voice She has faith that this irl with her stunning beauty will be able to win the prince s heart before the sun sets on the fourth day But Alia s sister Runa knows better She knows Nick can t love her in the way Alia needs in order to stay a human. Ot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her And his rejection will literally kill her unless Runa intervenesUnder the sea Evie craves her own freedom but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will reuire an exchange she may not be willing to make With their hearts’ desire.