Title: Sea witch rising.
Author: Sarah Henning.
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books.
Page count: 416 (9h 59min).
Release day: August 6th 2019.
Genre: YA, fantasy, retelling.
Rating: 2 stars.
*See my review for book one here!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
“The Little Mermaid” takes a twisted turn in this thrilling
sequel to villainess origin story Sea Witch, as the forces of land and sea
clash in an epic battle for freedom, redemption, and true love.
Runa will not let her twin sister die. Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a shot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her. And his rejection will literally kill her—unless Runa intervenes.
Under the sea, Evie craves her own freedom—but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will require an exchange she may not be willing to make. With their hearts’ desires at odds, what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds?
Told from alternating perspectives, this epic fairy tale retelling is a romantic and heart-wrenching story about the complications of sisterhood, the uncompromising nature of magic, and the cost of redemption.
So, I really liked book one, so obviously I was very excited to read the sequel. And I was quite disappointed..
I listened to the first book last September, so more than a year ago! Which meant I barely remembered anything from that book, and this book doesn’t give any recap whatsoever.. So I think it took me at least 3 hours before I kinda understood what was happening, and who was who again.
After when I got back into the story I just didn’t seem to care..?! There was some plot, but to me it wasn’t that intriguing. Also all the new characters that were introduced, didn’t make a very impactful ‘entrance’ or something, so that didn’t make me care about them either.
In this book Runa is trying to save her twin sister Alia, but Alia felt very flat to me, and I didn’t really care if she would be saved or not..
I know this is very short, but basically I taught this one was very boring and I didn’t really care.. I do really recommend reading book one!
I did really enjoy the setting, and the writing, so I will definitely look into her next works!
10 thoughts on “Sea witch rising – Disappointing..”
That’s a shame. It’s so disappointing when this happens. I’ve had a couple of sequels this year that were disappointing.
(Also, I can’t add my website link to my comment…?!)
Yeah book one will make you excited and then the sequel is like ‘uhh what happened?’
(Mm that’s weird, I will look into that!)
It’s a shame this one was so disappointing, the premise looks so promising!
Yess I was very sad about it! Especially since I really enjoyed book one!
Great review! Sometimes books are genuinely boring and there’s not all that much to say about them. I haven’t read the first book in this series but I’m not sure if I’d like to give it a try. The cover of this is so pretty though <3 Jen
Well the first book was quite good! I do recommend reading just that one haha!
I haven’t read the first book in this series yet, but I had heard it was good. Shame the second book didn’t quite live up to the first. Thanks for the review!
Yeah it was so sad that the first book was very good, but this one just wasn’t..
Sorry to hear that this one disappointed you. Great review though.
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