Book 2 in Kathryn Lasky's shimmering quartet about mermaid sisters and supernatural love.
May feels her life drying up. The sea calls to her, but her parents forbid her from swimming. She longs for books, but her mother finds her passion for learning strange. She yearns for independence, but a persistent suitor, Rudd, wants to tame her spirited ways. Yet after her fifteent...more
A beautiful sequel that's almost better than it's predecessor. May is my favorite of the DOS books and I really enjoyed it.
While I enjoyed the previous book, (Hannah) what really bothered me was the pacing. Hannah doesn't know she's a mermaid until the very very end of the book, and it left me more desperate for May (punny, I see what you did Kathryn). Here, May finds out the mermaid thing MUCH soone ...more
This book is about a girl named May who lives in Maine. She’s never gone swimming—her parents forbid her from it—but she really wants to, because the sea ‘calls’ to her. She’s also really smart and loves to read, but her mother (who I really hate, by the way) finds it strange and doesn’t like it. May wants to be independent. She doesn’t want to take care of her ‘sick’ mother (Did I mention I hate her?). There’ ...more
Compared t ...more
One, if not, the main reason I enjoyed May more than Hannah would have to be that it didn't take practically the whole book for her to find out what she was (if there's one thing that annoys me about books is when it takes the whole book for the MC to figure out what the reader has known since they picked up the bo ...more
I don’t read many books about historical fiction but I loved this book. May is book 2 in the daughters of the sea book. I didn’t really enjoy the first one in the series but I absolutely loved this one.
May is growing up in the 1800’s as the lighthouse daughter. The book starts out with the father finding May out in the sea and bringing her back to his wife.( By the title of series you pretty much tell that it’s a mermaid tale)
May has wan ...more
May starts off with a new character and a completely different point of view, but this time there is a huge focus on the mermaid aspect and a few "hints" about what is to come in the series.
Some of this book backtrac ...more
I started reading this book and was halfway through when I discovered that it was a #2 in a series. Didn't realize it - and that's a huge plus. The story held it's own. I didn't need the first book to tell me what was going on.
The premise and plot were decent. The writing not bad. But the character development was pretty flat. Zeeba was hateful and selfish; Gar was kind and tolerant; R ...more
First, I loved the author's descriptions of life in the sea. Beautiful. She has some wonderful prose.
What bothers me is how long these books take to get going, and then the denouement takes place in the last ten pages of the book! No ...more
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May was found by a fisherman/lighthouse manager when she was a babe. Because they were not actually blood, May was very healthy and robust while Zeeba, the fisherman's wife, was very ill. She wonders about her abnormality on page 22, "Did those girls ever catch their mothers looking at them as if they were complete ...more
It's weird how these are supposedly YA books but have such a big font, and a cove ...more
I love the setting of this book. The setting molds the entire story. The style and the accents of the characters really add to the setting. The climax of the story is amazing. The story it’s s ...more
Having not read the first book, I was taking 'May' entirely on its own merits, of which it has many. I enjoyed the central character's voice. She was young but had a certain determination and hardness that came from being the Lighthouse Keeper's da ...more
When a storm comes to Egg rock, she and her sister meet. Then they travel to the shipwreck to find who their mother wa ...more
I know lately everyone is saying overdone, just like all the vampire books. I think that is all in how you write your mermaid book. If it is done in the same old same old mermaid fashion than of course overdone!
Daughters of the Sea series is wonderfully written by author Kathryn Lasky. May has her own story, she has a missing part from her that she has a hard time finding. The journey May takes in this book is wonderful, she embarks on new adventures n ...more
Alors que Hannah vivait en parti grace à certains personnages secondaires qui lui fournissent peu à peu des clés pour devenir elle-même, May n'a pas besoin des personnes qui l'entourent pour être elle-même. ...more
One night a ship breaks apart on the rocks known as "The Bones" and she has the feeling that she could have done something and saved the men who were lost.
This prompts her to find out the secrets that are hidden form her, and she realizes that there is something not completely human about he ...more