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Review: Seven Tears Into The Sea (Terri Farley)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Release: April 5th 2005 by Simon Pulse

Summary: At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.

Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.

Rate: 2/5

Review: Seven tears into the sea was okay, but not much. It's not that it was a bad book but for several reasons I didn't enjoy it.
Well, first the story was not really what I expected. I mean that it would have been appreciated if the author had exploited the mystic, paranormal, supernatural aspect (whatever name you give it) a little more.

Concerning the mysterious boy who came to Gwen years ago while she was still a little girl, and has been haunting her memory since this night on the beach...we don't get to know very much about him and I think that's too bad because I'm sure there would be a lot to say. All we learn is that Jesse (yeah we know that name, I didn't say we don't know anything) is dark and secretive, not fond of clothes (he only wears a pair of shorts most of the time) and **spoiler**, yes, he's a selkie. But we don't have details about his life as a sea creature or his past.

The book was not impossible to finish but hard to begin since the plot doesn't really takes place before page 70. Before that the story seems to fall into a certain routine where we see day after day Gwen working at the inn or catching up with her Nana she haven't seen for years.

Still, Seven tears into the sea wasn't such a bad read and if I didn't love it you know that it doesn't mean it will be the same for you. So give it a chance you might not regret it afterwards.

2 commentaires:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I loved this one.
Thanks for the honest review :)

Thanks for stopping by Tales of Whimsy as well :)

Uk said...

I read this while flying between Bangor and San Francisco. Ms. Farley was right to venture into new territory. She has written a highly enjoyable story about what is real and what isn't.

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