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(Daughters of the Sea #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,010 ratings  ·  77 reviews
A choice between love and survival . . .Lucy's family is excited to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her minister father is pleased to preside over such a prestigious congregation, and his social-climbing wife is ecstatic at the chance to find a rich husband for her daughter.Yet Lucy wants nothing to do with the Bar Harbor social scene; she's simply excited to spend ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Scholastic Press
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Beata It was a horrible ending. I hope it would get better in the next book!

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May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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May 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
This just was meh.
May 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book caught my eye whilst I was at the library. I picked it up to look at it and thought "ooh mermaids! This oughta be good!"
*sidenote: I didn't realise that this was the third book of a series, but that didn't really matter.*
Unfortunately, it wasn't that great. The beginning was terribly slow and hard to get interested. For the first 100+ pages I had to force myself to keep reading, because I thought for sure it would get way better.
It did get better, but still wasn't great. I felt like
Sara Horn
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book! She better be having a 4th one on the way.... and soon!
Sep 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
That ending was crap.
Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
This book has killed 97% my brain cells.

This book will kill your brain cells.

The main character will be the reason for the alarming decrease of your brain cells.

The romance will have you banging your head every minute, therefore; the reason for your alarming decrease of brain cells.

The lack of common sense will have you hyperventilating in an alarming manner from the rage that you can't even...Therefore; another decrease of brain cells.

The ending will have you counting backwards and taking deep
Midnight Rosalond
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Midnight by: Lucy
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Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm unsure what to think about Lucy. It was cute and interesting, if a little scattered. For an extremely fast novel Lasky tried to bring in the stories of four women aside from the titular main character, Lucy. Lasky head hopped a lot to get the story out and everything came so easily that there was no real tension. I liked the place. Bar Harbor Maine is practically the main character of the series and it's lovely to read about a detailed culture now dead. Once again, Lucy ends with a cliff han ...more
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really thought this series had promise, but yet every time I read one of these books I walk away feeling unsatisfied. When will I learn?

My major complaint of a lack of mermaids I both the first and second book is addressed, and we as readers are FINALLY getting the whole picture of what these daughters of the sea are and how they got there, but this series is so painstakingly slow moving. It's like you have to read 300 pages to move a small inch.

Without spoiling anything this book is the sam
Oh to end on a cliffhanger like that! What I would give for the books in this series to be just a few pages longer. They manage to get so much in, and do a good job of it, but there are times when things feel just a tad bit rushed and with a few extra pages things could be drawn out more. I liked Lucy, and found her world refreshing from her sisters, and yet frustrating with all the rules she had to follow. I feel bad for her and May for both having mother figures such as they do. I would have l ...more
Nadine Heroux
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book, this series, is really good i couldn't stop reading! i recommend for you girls out there who injoy mermaids,romance,action,and adventure. May is fed up with all this high society crap and longs for something/someone who understands her,her life changes when she and her family go to bar harbor for her fathers job. There she finds HIM (omg so romantic)and her two sisters. And thats when things start to unfold, secrets revealed, trouble arises, and Lucy is in the thick of it.
Apr 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book was mentally disturbing. It left me feeling terribly ill. DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE TO.
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Not as good as the last one, but not a bad book overall (if you can stand a massively obnoxious cliff hanger for an ending!) I do appreciate the fact that the three sisters were raised in three different levels in society, so you get to see a similar story retold through different eyes. But this one just plain had too many fancy pants high society people with fancy pants names, who talked about boring fancy pants things. Didn't make for much substance to the story and zero character development. ...more
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Yin Chien 인첸
May 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Lucy is a continuation of the Daughters of The Sea series, but as with the second book, it starts with Lucy's story before Hannah and May eventually get pulled within as well. Lucy is a girl with artistic talents and have a great fascination with the sea - much like her two mer-sisters. Her father is a minister, and her mother is a vain, snobbish woman whose ultimate goal is to find Lucy the perfect husband. However, Lucy falls for someone else instead - someone who has no social standing, yet s ...more
Kay Carman
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: social
When I started this book a few days ago, I wondered what it was about it that had made me placed it on hold. Maybe it was the fact that Lucy, the main character, was a minister's daughter. I'm always on the lookout for new J and YA novels that portray religion, so I thought perhaps that was why. Then the possibility of her being a selkie came into the storytime and I thought, "Oh, I bet that was it." And then the clincher was that the story takes place in Bar Harbor, Maine, and bingo! Bar Harbor ...more
Randi (The Artist Formerly known as Guitar Chick)
The Daughters of the Sea books have become the best young adult mermaid series out of many. Merpeople have been popping up in YA crazy, but Lasky consistently writes the best of it.
With this third addition to the series, we return to the world that has already seen Hannah and May, and introduces Lucy, the final sister in the trio.
The best aspect of this book is that we visit the previous sisters as well, even before they all come together. It gives the story a very connected feel and it's new a
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, as usual Mrs. Lasky provides us with exhilarating story that uses mermaid theme as a device to introduce us to women's struggle for recognition at the beginning of previous century. Just as "Hannah" portrayed lower class misery and "May" middle-class problems, "Lucy" explores the issues concerning upper echelons of American society. Teenage Lucy travels with her Foster parents to seaside resort with clear intention of her legal guardians to find a perfect match. What she finds there, thoug ...more
Madison Griffith
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about a girl named Lucy. Lucy is unhappy with her life in New York. In her mother’s eyes it’s all glamor and popularity. Lucy feels lost until they travel to an island so her father can work a better job. Lucy suddenly feels at home and at peace, but now she has to find out why.
I loved the characters and the setting. The setting molds the entire story. The style and accents really add to the setting. I love the climax and the story. Its background adds suspense and builds the boo
Rosalyn Eves
Apr 15, 2012 rated it liked it
(This is probably more like a 2.5) To be fair, I didn't realize when I picked this up that it was the third book of a series (although I didn't have any trouble picking up the story line, as these books seem to be essentially companion books to a point). In this story, Lucy chafes against the social restraints of her upper-class life and her parents' relentless ambitions (her father is a clergyman who'd like to become bishop; both her parents would like to see her married into a wealthy family). ...more
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
So apparently I skipped the middle one. Not to worry--I don't think I missed much. Like her other two sisters, Lucy doesn't find out she's a mermaid until she's close to the ocean. Her ambitious, social-climbing (adopted) mother has all kinds of ideas for Lucy's future. The old Lucy would have gone along and tried to please her mom, but she's gotten feisty since discovering her fishy side. So she starts talking back, sneaking around a bit, and (gasp) falls in love with a local ship-builder, rath ...more
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
I’m going to start off with why this book got marked down to a C- when it could have been a solid B. The ending. I HATE with the fiery passion of a thousand suns cliff hanger endings HATE HATE HATE can you guess how this book ended? Total un-fulfillment for the reader, so many plot points left unfinished and per goodreads no book #4 on the horizon yet. BLAH! Other than that ending I enjoyed having all 3 of the sisters in this story with things picking up now that we know more of the island chara ...more
May 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book caught my eye and I picked it up to look at it and thought ooh mermaids! I've been on the look out for a great mermaid story. I didn't realise that this was the third book of a series but I'm kind of glad I came in on book 3 because it didn't seem like much had happened in the other books if this is where they ended up.
It wasn't that great to be honest. The beginning was terribly slow and hard to get interested in. Her family seemed to flip a switch and change from the loving caring p
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
So I really liked this book but am hoping there is another since so many things were not answered at the end. I emailed Kathryn Lasky and she confirmed later in the future she will be continuing this series. She has other commitments right now though.

I liked the fact that Lucy grew up very different from her sisters. Her parents were a trip to read. They were so different and her Mother is not very maternal. Lucy had such a real way about her. She wanted to be around people who weren't part of t
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Miki (Aspie)
Aug 01, 2014 rated it liked it
after reading the first two I was in love with this series. to be honest I had actually forgotten about the third book for two years and it wasn't till a couple of months ago that I remembered!
and I must say the ending was a shocker, with an ending like that and so many questions left unanswered I really hope Kathryn is writing a forth book! because there where way to many questions left unanswered and what about the girls romances?! I wanted to find out what happened next!
I liked it, it's good
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Okay it's a toss up between Lucy and Hannah for which girl is my favorite. I really enjoyed reading Lucy's story her unease with people her awkwardness, her love of ships and Phin when they feel in love i was all like awww so cute! Spoiler!!!!! What they heck is with the ending???!! Is Kathryn Lasky going to make another one? Cause i can't handle not knowing what's gonna happen! END OF SPOILER!! So please come out with another one!
Jan 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I was a little disappointed, because although the story was strong, it depended on the other sisters to bring a solid ending, and left a cliffhanger as a closing.

Overall though the view of a vanished lifestyle and the details of the island community were riveting, and the tales of haves and have-nots was well done. I have to admit I was not surprised at the actions of the villainness, and I think that book 4 will show her guilt in more than one way.
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mermaid fans, Ages 12 and up
This was so good!! The beginning was a bit slow, but things started to pick up and I was interested again. I'm debating whether I liked book 2 ("May") or this one better. But both are definitely better than the first one ("Hannah"). :)
Kathryn Lasky is such a talented writer.
Just come out with the next book like, this year, please!!! ]X( ;) I didn't know this book was a cliff hanger ending. Grr. ;)
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Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.

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Daughters of the Sea (4 books)
  • Hannah (Daughters of the Sea, #1)
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