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Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2)

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Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled-powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Disney Hyperion
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Jul 24, 2015 Etnik rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, fantasy, 2015, mystery, ya


You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!

Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly
Book Two of the Waterfire Saga
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher


As always,I must talk about the cover.You may know that,I am not a big fan of covers with persons,but to be honest this one pulled it out great.I really like the colors.So great job on that!


Rogue Wave is the second book in the Waterfire Saga.It
Fafa's Book Corner
Apr 30, 2016 Fafa's Book Corner rated it really liked it
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner !

Beware spoilers ahead!

This book series was recommended to me from my dear GR friend Alyssa ! Click on her name to read her review.

After I finished reading Deep Blue I so badly wanted to read the rest of the series! I was only able to get to it now due to my reading schedule. I am happy to say that I enjoyed this!

The book begins with a prologue. In the point of view of the man with fully black eyes. He watches Serafina from a mirror. He could kill her that w
Sara (Freadom Library)
Actual rating 4.5 stars
HOLY SHIT!! I did not see that coming

This review was originally posted at

Check out my series review here:

Plot – 4 out of 5 stars
This book definitely stepped this series up a notch. It’s intricate, exciting and action packed. It’s full of twists and turns that I definitely wasn’t expecting and betrayals that caught me off guard. I felt much more connected to the story and the world was
Dec 01, 2014 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly
Book Two of the Waterfire Saga
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

In this exciting sequel to DEEP BLUE, Serafina uncovers more clues about the talismans, Neela ventures into a sea dragon's nest, and Ling learns the identity of their foe.

Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered through
Cherry (_forevermint)
Mar 11, 2016 Cherry (_forevermint) rated it really liked it
Wow! This is such a great sequel, I'm impressed :D
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
OMG, OMG, OMG! HOLY SH*T!!! What in the world just happened?!?!? Ok you guys laying it down there, books NEED WARNING LABELS! Like massive need and yeah this book is on that list of needing that label, because I can’t even comprehend everything that just happened, my mind is in overload right now and I can already feel the effects of a book hangover starting. I think that sums this book up like completely and I haven’t even said anything about it. Deep Blue was good, but Rogue Wave was beyond ...more
Dec 26, 2014 Melanie marked it as to-read
What the freaking hell? 2015???
* cries* such a cruel world!!

EDIT 10/10/2014
Oh my god that cover I can't wait give me that now puh-lease!!
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Wow what an ending!

I have to start off again by saying the ending was perfect and I totally didn't see that coming. It was like that throughout the book; twists and turns that had me in shock. Things that I should have seen coming but still threw me for a loop once everything happened.There are betrayals, romance that could make you swoon, and mermaid friends that have each others backs until the end. What more can you want in a novel????

In Rogue Wave, we are left with Seraphina and Neela, the
Amanda G. (Nellie and Co.

I'm really quite disappointed by Rogue Wave, and not just because it wasn't a too good, but more to the point that I can't just continue writing a letter to Serafina like I did with Deep Blue, because this time, it wasn't just Serafina, and that makes me mad. I appreciated the routes that Donnelly took in trying to flesh out some of the characters a little, but I personally don't think it worked too well, and I really still have glaring issues with this series which I somehow thing won't improve
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
Really enjoyed this one! Focused on two mermaids and their very exciting journey towards fighting evil. Loved that some things were resolved and other things threw up more obstacles! This series is one I look forward to continuing.

Full review:

I have nothing but love for this series! I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Deep Blue, but Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly took this series to another level for me. I had a few concerns while reading the first book but reading Rogue Wave made me
May 03, 2015 Lluxita rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, owned
I need more Astrid (and Ling, and Ava, and Becca)
Michelle Arrow
*A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!*

After reading Deep Blue, the first novel in the Waterfire Saga, I felt like I was in some blur. In a good blur, by the way. I was just so happy and surprised to have found the perfect mermaid series for me. At the same time, I was hoping and praying that that the sequel; this book, would be just as good. Thank ‘gods’ it was. (Did you see what I did there? *winks* My mermaid vocabulary sure is expa
Zineti (booksattack)
в продължението на "в морските дълбини", "гибелна вълна", получаваме по умерено количество от всичко, което желаех от поредицата: много приключения, герои, които се развиват и стават все по-добри с всяка страница, интересни и напрегнати моменти, които те карат да разлистваш страниците и не можеш да оставиш книгата за часове.

понякога ми е наистина трудно да приема, че тази книга е предназначена за по-младата аудитория, тъй като немалко хора умират и биват пленени, поробени, и измъчвани. авторкат
Tilly Booth
Jan 24, 2015 Tilly Booth rated it really liked it
Rogue Wave, the sequel to Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly was definitely a roller coaster for me.

The Waterfire Saga, from the two books that have been released so far are at the top of my list for mermaid stories. I love the world in these books. The world has been so well thought out and Jennifer has successfully created an underwater world that you could easily imagine under the sea. She's descriptive and her characters, which there are many of, stand out against each other.

The storyline of t
Nov 23, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I often feel like some writers are so strong with words, but their plot or world development is weak. With this series, however, I feel like it's the opposite. The idea of a race of merfolk descended from the lost isle of Atlantis, and possessing a magic based in song is fascinating. It's a testament to Donnelly's strong world development that each of the two books in this series have completely captivated me despite several areas of weak writing, most of which occurs because the author falls ...more
Isabella Marie
Oct 02, 2015 Isabella Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
Wow what an ending!!
Let me just say that the ending of this book is amazing. Not even once did I think that would happen.
This book has many twists and turns that left me in shock each time. There were signs, leading up to each twist that I never picked up.
I love the storyline & the characters in this book. It was a great continuation of Deep Blue and did not let me down. It kept on track with the storyline and left me dying to read more!
I can't wait to see what Jennifer Donnelly has in pl
Sep 22, 2015 Mak marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
The first book was definitely a great set-up for this series. Rogue Wave sounds like it's going to be pretty shocking. I hope we at least get to see Sera's pet octopus again!
Jul 15, 2015 Kalista rated it it was amazing
I thought it was a 4.7 but I have to say it was closer to a 5 cause the last three pages of the book blew my mind. I really thought O my ??????? On the last sentence So I thought it was a 4.7!
Thea Wilson
Jan 02, 2015 Thea Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
My Thoughts On The Book:


The Cover:
Again the cover of this book is just STUNNING! It's in the same vein as Deep Blue but all in beautiful pinks and purples this time. It's lush and rich and visually these books have got to be two of the most beautiful covers ever!

The Plot Of The Story:

Rogue Wave is the direct continuation of the story that was begun in Deep Blue.

The six descendants of the Six-That-Ruled
Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue:

Capaz de evocar tanto o fascínio como o terror que as profundezas do mar nos provocam, Deep Blue foi uma das surpresas do ano passado. Conquistou-me pela sua complexidade e criatividade, por ser uma história repleta de magia e feminilidade mas, principalmente, por se centrar na amizade entre seis jovens sereias que, oriundas de locais distantes e detentoras de personalidades distintas, estão destinadas a compartilhar o mesm
Jan 22, 2015 James rated it it was amazing
Rogue Wave, book two of the WaterFire Saga, was magnificent from beginning to end. It was written extremely well and the story was superb. It improved upon the first book: Deep Blue and brought three twists - one minor, and two major. I loved it. It is well worth five stars and a recommend!

Up until I started reading Deep Blue, the first book in the WaterFire Saga, I had never read a published mermaid story. I go to Fiction Press occasionally and read stories and I've read a few mermaid stories t
Blaire Hammond
May 11, 2016 Blaire Hammond rated it liked it
Rogue Wave was a fantastic read. It was fast paced, picking right up where Deep Blue left off. I devoured it in one sitting! Jennifer Donnelly is a very talented writer, and is the queen of the underwater world! Her interpretation of life underwater and her take on mermaids is one I loved!

I enjoyed that, although there were a number of characters that featured in this story, it mainly follows the journey of Serafina and her best friend Neela. I loved that we were able to see just how close thes
May 31, 2016 Ashley rated it did not like it
Rating: 1/5
***Minor spoilers***

Rogue Wave follows both Serafina and Neela on their journey to recover their talismans. After visiting a vitrina who was able to tell them what three of the six talismans were, they split up. Serafina begins her search for a sapphire necklace, and Neela begins her search for a moonstone. Serafina returns to her home waters and finds that the palace is completely deserted and her mother is dead, but there are rumours that her uncle is returning. Here she meets the B
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


Underwater plots, fishes, mermaids and whatnot. After an elegantly portrayed stepping stone for the beginning with "Deep Blue", we head headlong with the sequel for some "Rogue Wave"(s). Our 5 merls Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava and Astrid are descendants of the six who ruled over the lost city of Atlantis. The first book saw the river witch call them from across the vast water bodies and made aware of an ancient evil waking up aga
Dec 28, 2014 Melliane rated it liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

I liked the first book without really being carried away but I was very curious to see how this one would be. I must say that I am always intrigued by stories highlighting sirens and I was curious about this one. I wanted to see if the second volume was above the first one. In the end, I can say that I had a good time with this story, although my feelings have not really changed, I liked to know more about our heroines and I’m still curious to learn more to t
Peter Millane
Jan 23, 2015 Peter Millane rated it it was amazing
This review originally appeared on

Reviewed last year, Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) was a fast paced and highly enjoyable read about the undersea adventures of a group of young mermaids.

Deep Blue was good, but it turns out I enjoyed the sequel, Rogue Wave, even more.

What’d I think?

Last year I really liked Deep Blue, giving it four stars even though some of the dialogue choices were a bit out of place (I distinctly remember someone using the term FOMO). The world was well c
May 30, 2016 Vanessa rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Pre-teens, maybe
I honestly didn't know if I would finish this book. I was so close to putting it down and saying I'm done, but I only had about 90 pages left so I pushed myself to finish. What really bugged me most about this book/series (I mentioned this when I read the first book) is that it's too much like our world. This is supposed to be a MERMAID book/series, yet it resembles our world so much that if it weren't for the cover of the book, you could sometimes forget it takes place in the ocean. Some things ...more
Lenas Welt der Bücher
Der erste Teil dieser Reihe hat mir schon wirklich gut gefallen. Daher musste ich natürlich schnell mit Teil 2 weiter machen.
Da ich die Begriffe alle noch gut im Kopf hatte kam ich dieses Mal sofort in die Geschichte herein. Für alle, bei denen es schon länger her ist, dass sie Band 1 gelesen haben, gibt es hinten im Buch auch wieder ein Glossar, wo man ggf. nachschlagen kann. Außerdem gibt es am Anfang kleine Wiederholungen, die einen das Geschehen aus Band 1 wieder ins Gedächtnis rufen.
Für Ser
Cassandra Giovanni
Mar 14, 2016 Cassandra Giovanni rated it really liked it
Overall Rating 4 Stars

-Book Description: 4.5

-Cover: 5

-Plot: 3.5

-Creativity: 3.5

-Grammar: 4

-Simile Use: 3 (some usage)

-Description: 3 (a little overbearing at times)

-Show And Tell Balance: 3

Another beautiful cover for the Waterfire series, and a good description as well. The beginning of this novel was a bit less shaky than the last. This might have been due to the fact I already had an understanding of the world from the prior novels. As with all novels in series, this one does brief recapping a
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Jennifer Donnelly is the author of ten novels - These Shallow Graves, Sea Spell, Dark Tide, Rogue Wave, Deep Blue, Revolution, A Northern Light, The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose - and Humble Pie, a picture book for children. She grew up in New York State, in Lewis and Westchester counties, and attended the University of Rochester where she majored in English Literature and European ...more
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Waterfire Saga (4 books)
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