Seven Tears Into the Sea
I'll come to thee....
Shed seven tears,
perchance seven years....
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.
Again, my own bias slips in. I was raised on selkies, ever since the fabulous children's book "The Seal Mother" was read to me at bedtime. As someone who is absolutely obsessed with the story, I intend to read every book about selkies out there. Most, however, are cheesy romance novels that I know I'm not going to take too seriously. "Seven Tears into the Sea"...more
This is the story of a very beautiful girl who has never had a boyfriend, suddenly uprooted from familiar surroundings to a fantasy lifestyle when...more
Seven Tears into the Sea was a cute Young Adult romance. The title intrigued me, as did the cover art. There was a unique paranormal element…no vamps or werewolves in this one. The mythology wound itself throughout the chapters, which left me wanting to know more.
Gwen spends the summer at her grandmother’s bed and breakfast to help out. She’s seventeen and still remembered the mysterious day when she was ten years old. A boy saved her from drowning and whispered words that she...more
The story is about Gwen, who at the age of ten, while sleep-walking on the beach almost drowns and is saved by a selkie or did she imagine it?
The confusing thing about it is that sometimes the author refers to the person who saved her as a man and sometimes a boy so I was never sure. When she is seventeen, she returns to the c...more
When Gwen Cooke was ten, she was rescued from drowning by a strangely handsome young man, who whispered a rhyme into her ear, telling her to call for him with her tears in seven years time. The people in town believed she’d been molested. Her parents soon moved her away to a larger city and she never visited, until now. Gwen is acutely aware that it’s been seven years, but she’s headed back to the little town to help her grandmother (who was recently injured) with her bed a...more
Seven Tears into the Sea is about a young girl named Gwen who almost drow...more
Shed seven tears, perchance seven years..."
Aren't those lines just beautiful?
A handsome stranger speaks these haunting words to ten-year-old Gwen after he rescued her from drowning in the ocean one stormy night. He disapeered back into the sea, and shortly after the incident Gwen and her family moved away from the ocean to San Franscisco. For seven years, Gwen has pondered about that night. Who was the mysterious boy? Why was he swimming during the big storm,...more
I think one of the main reasons is because this book (gasp) came out before Twilight, before paranormal romance became a "thing" and YA writers were churning out cheap "magical" romances by the dozen. So this book...more
In Seven Tears Into the Sea, Ms. Farley tells the tale of a selkie boy and his lady love. What I most enjoyed about this story was the writing - it flows with a lyrical quality mak...more
If anything, it was interesting. I really liked the folklore that kind of sprung from the sea atmosphere. There definitely isn't much of that in popular literature of today. So, the fact that the main male character of this story was a mythical selkie only made it that much more interesting. The book itself was a quick read.
Gwen Cooke was sleepwalking at the age of ten when she came upon a boy whom she thought was drowning. Alas, this boy d...more
I'll come to thee....
Shed seven tears,
perchance seven years....
When Gwen Cooke was ten years old, she met a strange and beautiful boy on the beach who whispered eery words in her ears - and then disappeared into thin air. Soon after their encounter, Gwen and her family move away from their sleepy coastal home town.
Now, at age seventeen, Gwen has returned, and things are just as strange as they were when she left seven years before.
So I really liked this novel!
I read a review of t...more
Nunca tuve la costumbre de dejar un libro, por malo que sea. Me gusta la idea (absurda tal vez) de que llegaré al punto de poder encontrar el quid sustancial de la historia o que podré encontrar el significado "oculto" a mis novatos ojos. Suelo decir: "Algo tiene que haber, sólo que no logro encontrarlo aún" y que si alguien lo escribió y se dignó en publicarlo… Pues por algo habrá sido.
Bien, con Seven tears into the Sea fué exactamente lo que pasó.
Allá por la segunda o ter...more
I couldn't put it down a...more
Farley’s novel begins with ten-year-old Gwen Cook, who lives with her parents in a cottage near the sea, encountering a young man l...more
I didn't have high expectations. The beginning was good, but then the middle was making my head throb because of how irritated I got by the same events happening over and over again.
I found the author didn't have a clue what to say leading up to the good parts of the story. And there were REALLY good parts...just not good enough to ignore the vapidity that took over the entire middle of the book.
Still, I'll recommend this. It deserves a read. Your never know who might like i...more
2. I liked the flower description and how they summarized what was going on in the story.
3. I don't know anything about Celtic legends and selkies but this definitely peaked my interest.
4. I learned a new word. Scry. Speaking of which, her grandma never finished h...more
Started on March 8, 2009
Finished on March 25, 2009
I'm a little torn because, while I really liked the actual story, I found myself unable to connect to the characters themselves. That being said, there really should be more YA novels out there that focus on folklore of the sea. I love stories about anything to do with the sea. I got used to the prose after a while. It definitely added to the atmosphere. The ending is sad, but was slightly ruined for me because it seemed rushed.
***Small spoiler alert--kinda***
No passion. Not even kissing. The main character basically does chores throughout the whole book for her grandma. She meets a guy, falls in love in literally like 3 days. And then BOOM he has to go back to the "sea". One person dies in the book and the death is treated like a fart in the wind storm. It's like there needs to be a sequel, but there isn't one written. The ending happens so fast it seems like it was...more
I loved this story. It started out rough but as I read on I understood what the beginning meant and its role in the novel. As the book went on I fell in love with the story. It was very well written and little touches like inventing plant did not go missed.
Now the ending, is why I'm only rating this 3 stars. Why didn't you write an ending where they could be together. It ruined the story for me that they were separated, and then you just ended it. I can see that you thought you went out...more