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The psychological labyrinth of a young woman’s insidious connection to the sea, from the Edgar Award nominated author of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone.
 
Callie Morgan has long lived choked by the failure of her own lungs, the result of an elusive pulmonary illness that has plagued her since childhood. A childhood marked early by the drowning death of her mother—a death to
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Hardcover, 388 pages
Published June 12th 2014 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Giselle
May 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
Inland was a mixed bag for me. On one hand I love the cryptic nature of books like these where part of the fun is how it plays with our imagination, but for this to work I have to turn the last page with some kind of stunned wonderment, and that did not happen here. While the writing is great and the magical realism feel with its eerie mystique is initially intriguing, I ended up being quite bored for the most part, and eventually underwhelmed in the end. I was left disappointed with no more tha ...more
Christine
Feb 11, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: flawless-covers
Wow, I'm really digging this cover.
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Isamlq
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
In books, in songs, in stories love is a floating thing.

A falling thing. A flying thing. A good bye to all your little earthbound worries, as you soar heart-first toward a pink sky and your dangling feet forget to feel the ground.

Only I know, now: it isn’t like that at all.

Love is a sense of place. It’s effortless, no stumbling, no stammering,. It’s your own voice, quite but strong, and the sense that you can open your mouth, speak your mind, and never feel afraid.

A known quantity, a perfect
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Cora Tea Party Princess
REVIEW OF SAMPLER

5 Words: Descriptive, tragic, sea, mystery, death.

How I wish I had the whole of this book.

This is just a sampler provided by the publisher, a sneak peek if you will, and I quite enjoyed it. I would like to read on and find out exactly what happened and what is going to happen.

This is perhaps a little over-descriptive and although I usually like that, it was a little too much for such a short amount of writing. The flowery style will definitely suit a longer piece so perhaps I'll
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Bekka
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Before reading:

Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it. Omg I need it.

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When I read Kat Rosenfield’s debut, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, I knew she would be an author I needed to watch out for. I was mesmerized by the beautiful language and the poetic writing of Amelia
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Kalla [A Bookish Nerd]
I don't have anything to say about Inland other than the fact that this is too freaking weird for my taste. It's waaaay out there. I read the entire thing and I'm still not sure what the heck went on.

There was really no plot to this book. Sure, there's some emotional turmoil that the MC goes through, but that's about it. As a reader, I spent the majority of the time wondering when something interesting and important was going to happen. And I was still waiting at the very last page.

The MC is a
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Trisha
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Just be careful, Callie," she'd whispered. "Be careful. This boy will want to keep you."

Sometimes a book is so good you can be speechless and actually struggle to write a review. That's me...right now.

I think this book is odd - it's definitely different. But that is NOT what kept me reading. It's not even why this is a 5 star book. The writing . The writing is very very very good. It's lyrical and long and windy when Callie is happy. It's short, abrupt and stunted when she can't breath.

It's b
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Diana Welsch
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Calypso Morgan and the other members of her family are married to the sea. More to the point, they are in an abusive relationship with the sea, with a very skewed power dynamic. Navy men, surfers, marine biologists, everyone in her family is tied to the sea, and if they try to leave, bad things happen.

Her mother was reclaimed by the ocean when she was 6 - punished for greedily becoming too attached to her husband and family and making the ocean jealous. Her grieving father moved with Callie to N
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Michelle Wrona
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Someone who lives to read bad books. *cough cough* YA Bookaholic!
DNF @ 110 pages.

"Her husband could have her body, but not her heart. Never her heart. That was how it would happen, because that was what she'd planned. Because her heart had been claimed by another. It always had been, and would be forever. It was as she had promised, that first night on the shore, still in her bone-white wedding gown."

I haven't become the black sheep with this book. Many people have disliked this book, and I agree with all of you out there. I almost didn't pick this book u
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Lauren
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kind of has a magical realism feel to it! Cool. Another good one from Kat Rosenfield.
Charis Castillo
Oh, Inland, what we had was a classic case of a Love/Hate relationship.


When I picked up this book, I was extremely excited. Well-written mermaid books are few and far between (what a crime!) in the YA world. So, as expected, I was thrilled to see a new take on the classic tale sitting on the New Releases shelf. Unfortunately, while I raved over certain aspects of this book, others made me want to throw the novel across the room.


Let’s start with the positives. I adored the way this book was writt
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Jessie Marie
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-books
Find this review and more on my blog, Jessie Marie Reads.

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I wanted to read Inland from the moment I saw that first sentence of the synopsis: “The psychological labyrinth of a young woman’s insidious connection to the sea…”. Truly, I was hooked from that moment and saved up my points on Penguin’s First to Read to guarantee my access to this book. But beyond that sentence, I wasn’t convinced on what this book was about. Even after finishing reading it, I’m still fuzzy o
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Vi ❤ Inkvotary

3.5 Stars

Kat Rosenfield plays here with what: schizophrenia, nymphs or soemthing else? I couldnt figure it out - and Ive read this book all the way through it.

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Callie is a little girl, when she witnesses the suicide of her mother. Short after that her father moves with her into another town and for Callie begins a long way of suffering and illness. The more they move away from the coast, the sicker becomes Callie. Her lungs dont wanna let the needed air in and breathing becomes
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Amalie (ABookAddict)
Sep 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
I honestly hated this book. The story line didn't appear to have a clear plot. There seemed to be no real point to the story. Maybe if the ending was some sort of revelation, a bigger meaning for the waste that was the 383 pages, but their wasn't. I had to force myself through this book, and I got nothing out of it.
Gordon Ambos
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Das war richtig gut! Kann diese niedrige Durchschnittsbewertung nicht nachvollziehen.
Renae
If I was impressed with Kat Rosenfield’s debut, that’s nothing compared to how I feel about Inland. This book is gorgeous and haunting and elegant: a wonderful, spellbinding story about a young woman who fights against her destiny only to learn it’s what she wanted all along. There is not a single thing out of place in this book. Nothing.

I suppose, if you wanted to, this could be classified as a mermaid book. But it’s not really that. It’s simply about women who take the sea as a lover, who love
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Stefanie M
Autor: Kat Rosenfield
Erscheinungsjahr: 2015
Verlag: FJB
ISBN 978-3841421708
416 Seiten
Klappentext:
Callie Morgan hat Angst vor dem Wasser. Ihre Mutter ist ertrunken – Unfall oder Selbstmord? Durch eine mysteriöse Krankheit steigt das Wasser auch in ihrer Lunge. Doch als ihr Vater ausgerechnet im feuchtwarmen Florida einen Job annimmt, verschwinden die Symptome. Callie findet Freunde, ein Junge verliebt sich in sie. Aber das schicksalhafte Verhältnis ihrer Familie zum Wasser scheint sie zu verfol
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(Liene)
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I have been staring at this blank space for 10 minutes now trying to decide how to put my thoughts into words. The best I can come up with are:

Awestruck.
Mesmerizing.
Beautiful.
Wow.

Kat Rosenfield's writing is so sooo beautiful! She has a way of pulling you into the story, immersing you into it in such a way that you feel everything right along with the narrator. When she was overwhelmed, I was overwhelmed. When she felt powerful longings, I almost got up to go with her wherever the longing led t
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Kelly Sierra
This could have been so good! The story was creatively drawn out; however, it fell flat a few times and does end up being highly confusing. The actual myth tied to this story is only skirted around and I think that if that had been fleshed out it would have given the story some substance. The main character loses her mother to drowning, and from that moment on her father keeps moving them away from the water. As time passes Callie’s lungs worsen and the only time they start getting better is whe ...more
Ofir ( FlameLeviosa)
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!
This book was like a spiritual experience, the writing is absolutely incredible and the story is so much more than just the plot.
It's such a dark, mysterious, creepy, funny and emotional read! I'll gather my thoughts and explain them better soon!
Julia
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, 00-standalone
Inhalt: DAS MEER RUFT MICH. ICH KANN ES SPÜREN.

*** Nach ›Toter Sommer‹ der zweite Roman von Kat Rosenfield ***

Callie Morgan hat Angst vor dem Wasser. Ihre Mutter ist ertrunken – Unfall oder Selbstmord? Durch eine mysteriöse Krankheit steigt das Wasser auch in ihrer Lunge. Doch als ihr Vater ausgerechnet im feuchtwarmen Florida einen Job annimmt, verschwinden die Symptome. Callie findet Freunde, ein Junge verliebt sich in sie. Aber das schicksalhafte Verhältnis ihrer Familie zum Wasser scheint si
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Jasi
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Callie Morgan hat seit dem Ertrinken ihrer Mutter Angst vor dem Wasser. Sie war selbst dabei, als ihre Mutter aus dem Boot stieg und in den dunklen Wellen verschwand. Nach einem unwiederstehlichem Jobangebot, zieht Callies Vater mit ihr wieder zurück ans Meer. Plötzlich ändert sich Callies Leben schlagartig, den nicht nur ihre seltsame Krankheit scheint zu verschwinden, auch verloren gegangene Errinerungen kommen wieder zutage und so nahe am Wasser fühlt sie sich ihrer verstorbenen Mutter so nah ...more
Creatyvebooks
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
BRIEF SYNOPSIS:

Inland is about Callie who at the age of nine watches her mother drown. Or supposedly drowned. Or commit suicide. I’m not really sure (and I have to give blame to the Author Kat Rosenfield on that account). Rush forward nine years later and Callie is a pale, doughy, asthmatic wheezing of a thing. Her father thought that it would be best if his daughter would forget that tragic event that took place nine years ago, so he moves them inland. Hence the name of the book. Unfortunately
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Emily
Inland is a story of the sea. It is a story of crashing salt water and craggy cliffs and sprawling beaches, so vividly written that I expected a handful of sand to fall from the book's binding on every page. It is a story of the awe-inspiring power and mystery of the ocean's uncharted deeps. But most of all, it is a story of the pull of the sea—particularly the story of one girl who feels the ocean's allure more than anyone else.

Maybe that is why I loved this book so much. Maybe Inland sang to s
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Heather A
Initially when I started this book I was very intrigued by the premise. Not like anything I've read before. Maybe its because I read the first 25 pages or so, and nearly a month before I picked it up again, but when I started it again, by page 90 I didn't have a clue what the hell was going on.

There was a lot of almost dream like, mystical talk about the main character, Callie's dead mother and the call of the sea. Callie was a sickly girl who had terrible lung problems the further away from the
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Bethzua
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
3.5 ~ Este libro es extraño, diferente. Es todo y nada al mismo tiempo. Tengo sentimientos encontrados; lo amo porque pudo ser perfecto y lo odio por esa misma razón.

Empecemos por decir que la historia es cautivadora, creativa, un poco mágica, es misteriosa, intrigante...¡tenía todo para ser muy buena! La falla está en el ritmo, es demasiado lento, hay partes planas, la autora llega a abusar de la descripción de las cosas y termina siendo una historia confusa donde el mito en que se basa la his
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kate
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Estou um bocado desiludida, para ser sincera.
Por um lado, penso que é fácil compreender a Callie porque toda a gente conhece a sensação de querer algo quase a ponto irracional. No entanto, estive a maioria do tempo condicionada a ela e aos seus monólogos interiores, o que tornou as coisas um pouco aborrecidas.
A quantidade de narração é exagerada, as repetições são desnecessárias e, no geral, sinto que a autora complicou o que podia ter dito em menos palavras.
Podia ter cortado em páginas, sincera
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“In books, in songs, in stories, love is floating thing. A falling thing. A flying thing. A good-bye to all your little earthbound worries, as you soar heart-first toward a light pink sky and your dangling feet forget the feel of the ground.
Only I know, now: it isn't like that at all.
Love is a sense of place. It's effortless balance, no stumbling, no stammering. It's your own voice, quiet but strong, and the sense that you can open your mouth, speak your mind, and never feel afraid. A known quantity, a perfect fit. It's the thing that holds you tight to the earth, fast and solid, and sure. You feel it, and feel that it's right and true, and you know exactly where you are:
Here.”
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“In books, in songs, in stories, a love is floating thing. A falling thing. A flying thing. A good-bye to all your little earthbound worries, as you soar heart-first toward a light pink sky and your dangling feet forget the feel of the ground.
Only I know now: it isn't like that at all.
Love is a sense of place. It's effortless balance, no stumbling, no stammering. It's your own voice, quiet but strong, and the sense that you can open your mouth, speak your mind, and never feel afraid. A known quantity, a perfect fit. It's the thing that holds you tight to the earth, fast and solid, and sure. You feel it, and feel that it's right and true, and you know exactly where you are: Here.”
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