Sunday, October 5, 2014

Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea, #1) by Kristen Day - Review

Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…

Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. 

Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity. 

Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendents of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.

But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love. 

She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesied to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.

I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I've been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?). 

I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA series, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, CHOSEN, HEARKEN, PROVEN (2014).I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school's poetry book. That's when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay. 

When I'm not writing I'm making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Forsaken is one of those stories that really makes me sad that I am not a sea goddess. ;)
From page one till the last page I was captivated!
Hannah is not just a random teen girl who sits around and waits to be rescued, she is logical, brave, smart and resourceful.... I want to be her!!!
Hannah was abandoned at birth and suffered many horrors in the foster care system and finds herself at a new school where everything she knew is no longer valid. She makes friends, meets people who care for her and she meets Finn. I really respect the author for not allowing her characters to be shallow, every personality that is written into Forsaken has depth and feeling and I am sooooo happy about that!
Hannah doesn't just fall head over heels as soon as she meets Finn, there is some serious thought on her end about everything that happens to her.
I can't wait to read more in this series!!! It's all tastefully woven into a story line that you can get lost in and you really get a sense of what it would be like if something like this were to really be happening. 
Love it!!

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