Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: Between The Sea and Sky by: Jaclyn Dolamore

ReadingNook Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I didn't honestly really know what to think going into this book, paranormals can be either a hit or miss for me, and i've never read a book regarding mermaids, but loved The Little Mermaid as a child, and thought maybe this book would bring me back to that time, which it did. I loved that the main character Esmerine loved books, I found her extremely likable and relateble from the start of the story to the very end.

This story follows Esmerine through becoming a siren, only to find that her older sister Dosia who's told her previously that she's travelled to land to meet with humans, is missing and is assumed that she's been kidnapped and made into a wife to a human man against her will. Esme travels to the land to help find her sister, and to see if what they think happened to her, really happened or if she is indeed happy. Esme meets up with a childhood friend, Alander, and together they search for Dosia.
I loved the relationship between Esme and Alander, who was a childhood friend who brought her books as a youngster, and found their relationship to be true and not cheesy as some books would portray young love. 
I loved the ending of this book as well, exactally what I wanted to happen, happened and I couldn't be happier with it, I'm not sure if this book is a series or not, but i'm definitly hoping it is, because I would love more from these characters, and the world that Dolamore created. Dolamore created such a magical world and characters with her writing, and i'm left with a feeling of wanting more. I also wish there was more depth into the Sky with Alander, but maybe if there is a sequel, thats where the focus will be? one can only hope! if your a fan of YA, paranormal romance, or even just mermaids, you definitely should pick this one up, it won't let you down.


  1. I see this book everywhere but I haven't had a real urge to read it for some reason. Maybe I'll have to reconsider that and give it a try! Glad you liked it!

  2. I enjoyed the review and had noticed this book before. I'm curious about the mermaid aspect of the story as you don't get too many of those. (-;

  3. I'm not that enthusiastic about paranormals either but mermaids intrigue me. Good review!

  4. Thanks Candace you totally should it was suprisingly good!! Same to Sophia and Jennifer, thanks for checking out my review!!

  5. Great review girl. I will defhave to get this one sometime soon!