Shadow in the Sea by Sheila Nielson

Shadow in the Sea by Sheila A. Nielson

Shadow in the Sea by Sheila Nielson
Series Number: 2
Page Count: 396
Published: 7-2015
When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood. Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets…
4.6Overall Score

Shadow in the Sea

Overall, i would give this book a 4.5/5 stars. It's a great story told by a great storyteller. I have already gotten the first book, like i said, and would certainly recommend this author.

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MERMAIDS! Woot Woot! I love me some mermaids. Unfortunately, i haven’t been able to read many mermaid books lately, but this one certainly made me want to read another mermaid book and fast!

This book is actually book two in the series…but it is actually more like a companion. From what i understand, some of the same characters reappear, but the main character focus and storyline is different. I haven’t read the first book, Forbidden Sea….but i still enjoyed and understood everything in this book just fine. After reading this novel, I went ahead and ordered Forbidden Sea and another book that was recommended on the check-out screen called Salt & Storm ( which i don’t think is a mermaid book….but sounded massively interesting).

So the storyline is that Sadelynn is washed up onto the shore of Windwaithe island. The island itself has a long line of mermaid legend and folklore, so people are instantly suspicion of her. The real deal is that she was tossed overboard from a ship at sea. The captain of the ship, Captain Jack Sparrow…lol no just kidding, it was Captain Westwood…anyway he tossed her over. She was on the ship going to her murder trial…but she wasn’t the killer…Westwood was… Yeah. After being on the island for a while…low and behold, Captain Westwood actually docks and strolls into town. Not great. There is also some relationship building with a certain MERMAN!! Yes!

My thoughts on this book was really all pretty positive: the romance was sweet, the storytelling was lively, and the writing was beautiful. My favorite funny quote was by Mrs. Stebb. She said, “Come to work some of your mischief, have you?”….i don’t know why it was funny…i just keep picturing Yoda saying it… “Come to work some mischief, you have.” LOL….wow, that’s still hilarious. I have no idea why i was thinking of yoda… lol. Estelle had some funny lines too. 😛 The majority of the writing was just sweet and beautifully crafted though. The story pacing and the relationship pacing were both really good. I don’t like too fast or too slow, and this one was great!

Overall, i would give this book a 4.5/5 stars. It’s a great story told by a great storyteller. I have already gotten the first book, like i said, and would certainly recommend this author to a fellow bookworm.

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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