Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly. Book One in the Waterfire Saga.
Publication Date: May 2014
List Price: $17.99
Review: If you like complicated fantasy books with mermaids and magic, I think you might like Deep Blue. If you read this book, get ready for all the juicy details in the book. Jennifer Donnelly, the author, wrote very descriptively, and she made the names of characters are fun and unique.
In Deep Blue, there is a girl named Serafina. She is a brave compassionate mermaid princess with a golden tail like her dad's. Serafina lives in Miromara. Her best friend Princess Neela comes to visit. Serafina and Neela had the same dream about the Iele, who are river witch mermaids, and have to find four other mermaids and look for them. In this book, there are six who ruled and Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid are all descendants of them. There is a lot of action in this book, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat between chapters.
In my opinion, the details in the book were really enchanting. An example was how the mermaid's room seemed to awaken with her. I think this book is mostly for girls because of the fantasy and mermaids. I thought the beginning was a little bit complicated because I couldn't really understand who was talking or thinking. Some parts of the book were alarming like when they had to straiten Ling's arm to put the two broken bones back into place so they could heal more easily. Overall, I thought Deep Blue was a really interesting and worthwhile book to read with lots of twists and turns.
Review written by Gina (6th grade student).
Have you read Deep Blue? How would you rate it?