Between the Sea and Sky
Author: Jaclyn Dolamore
Pages: 240 pgs
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology
Release Date: October 25th 2011
Review Source: Bloomsbury & NetGalley
The description of this alone intrigued and I was so excited for a chance to read this novel. It was fun and intriguing to read, a unique take on mermaids that I really enjoyed.
Esmerine finally becomes a siren just like a older sister Dosinia. It's the highest honor and something she's prepared for for a long time. But when her sister goes missing and is suspected of being taken to the human world, Esmerine can't rest until she knows what happened.
Though she spent much time as a child with legs and with her friend Alandare, a boy a part of a winged race of people, she quickly learns that it's not at all what she'd imagined. With the help of Alandare she'll search for her sister, and possibly what's been missing in her life, too.
One of the things I really enjoyed about this was the journey Esmerine had to take to find herself. Being a mermaid was all she'd ever known, and becoming siren was what any good mermaid should want, but Esmerine had to find what worked for her and her alone.
The relationship she and Alandare had was sweet and loving, I found my heart jumping into my throat a few times as they got to know each other again after years apart. I also truly enjoyed that even though they came from completely different worlds, neither Alandare or Esmerine resented the other for it. They longed for each other and to find a way to make it work.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first started this, but it was a fun sweet read and one that I'd definitely like to read again. It was set during a time of fancy dresses, corsets, and carriages, which are always a big plus in my book.
Jaclyn piqued my interest with this story and created an intriguing world that I would love to revisit. I hope to read more from her in the future. To learn more about the author you can check out her website http://www.jaclyndolamore.com/ or follow her on Twitter http://twitter.com/jackiedolamore.