Deep Blue: Book 1

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Hachette Children's Group, May 1, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be about reuniting with handsome Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush. Instead she finds herself haunted by strange dreams foretelling the return of an ancient evil, and dealing with the deaths of her parents as assassins storm the betrothal ceremony, plunging the city into chaos.

Led only by her shadowy dreams and pursued by the invading army, Serafina and her best friend Neela embark on a quest to avenge her parents' death and prevent a war between the mer nations. In the process they discover a plot that threatens their - and our - world's very existence.

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User Review  - HeatherLINC - LibraryThing

This book didn't have much appeal to me. It is listed as a YA read, but I think it is better suited to middle-primary school students as I found the writing very juvenile. The world building was well ... Read full review

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User Review  - tldegray - LibraryThing

I almost stopped reading when I found out merpeople use "currensea." But I kept going, hoping that the atmosphere created by the prologue would return. If it did, I don't know, because I stopped ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Jennifer Donnelly is a bestselling writer for adults and children. Her first young adult novel, A Gathering Light, won the Carnegie Medal in 2003, as well as receiving several awards in the US including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her adult work includes The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose.

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