Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly

Synopsis

Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled-powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six. 

Serafina believes her talisman was buried with an old shipwreck. While researching its location, she is almost discovered by a death rider patrol led by someone familiar. . . . The pain of seeing him turned traitor is devastating.

Neela travels to Matali to warn her parents of the grave threat facing their world. But they find her story outlandish; a sign that she needs to be confined to her chamber for rest and recovery. She escapes and travels to Kandina, where her talisman is in the possession of fearsome razormouth dragons. 

As they hunt for their talismans, both Serafina and Neela find reserves of courage and cunning they didn’t know they possessed. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal, as shocking as a rogue wave

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Review

Rouge wave picks up where Deep Blue left off.

Seraphina and Neela, are both looking for the talisman that will help defeat Abbadon. The problem is, they don’t know what they look like or where to start.  In order to find the talismans and to protect  them self from those who hunt them they split up. 

The book was non stop action, and did change POV  a few times. Which helped to give the book pace and depth.

Like the first book freindship is at the forefront of the story. However unlike Deep Blue, we get to see a little  romance. We also get to see a different side to Serafina and a secret  from Deep Blue is revealed.

Finding a good mermaid series is often  hard. It can oftern be to girly, bland or to over worked, but Jennifer Donnelly  interpretation of life underwater and her take on mermaids is one I really enjoyed. It has the ideal mix of fantasy, magic and realism to not only pull you into the world but to jeep you there.
This series  is  the perfect holiday  read.
☆☆☆ ☆

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