Thursday, December 4, 2014
Review: Of Sea & Stone by Kate Avery Ellison
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult
Released: February 2nd, 2014
All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.
When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol, was captured with her, and they are made servants in the same household beneath the sea.
Desperate to be free, Aemi plots her escape, even going so far as to work with Nol. But the sea holds more secrets than she realizes, and escape might not be as simple as leaving...
*Note, I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours & the author in exchange for a review*
My Rating:3.5/5 stars
This book was definitely interesting. There were some things in the plot that I didn't quite understand, and still don't. The story line was kind of confusing at certain points in this story.
I did like the overall idea of this story, like I said earlier this book was interesting. I loved the whole new spin on the story of Atlantis. The characters were fairly well written and I liked how Nol was written so you'd really dislike him but like him at the same time.