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The Perilous Sea

(The Elemental Trilogy #2)

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After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving
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Hardcover, 414 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Balzer + Bray (first published September 2014)
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Cara Yes! And you absolutely will not regret it. The first book is AMAZING. You will also be confused if you don't read the first book
Ellie Firestone I don't recall any cuss words. Titus and Iolanthe do make out a lot, but they don't actually have sex, at least not in this book.

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Wendy Darling
Why can't all books have sky dragons and pegasi and impossible romance? *sigh*
Keertana
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I am still reeling from the aftermath of The Perilous Sea. With The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas introduced us to a world of magic and destiny, one in which our protagonists--Titus and Iolanthe--had to battle the Bane, the deadly ruler of Atlantis. The Perilous Sea picks up shortly after The Burning Sky left off, only this time it is the end of the summer holidays and Titus, whisked away to princely duties in Atlantis, has not seen Iolanthe in months. Now, finally reunited, to two
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Cait • A Page with a View
3.5 stars. Soooo this is a really great story in a creative world and I like the characters, but the execution just got in the way of me loving everything. Reading took serious effort and was like trying to remember an awesome dream. You know the story and characters are really cool, but it's super foggy and hard to get at... so you end up just stringing shallow bits and pieces together and calling it good even though you know it could be so much better?

Iolanthe finds out that she might not be q
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Aqsa
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
10 STARS

I DONT THINK ANYONE UNDERSTANDS MY FEELINGS RN I AM SCREAMING

THIS WAS THE FUCKING BEST OH GOD ASDFGHKKLL

TITUS AND IOLA ARE MY FAVE OTP THIS YEAR. WON MY HEART AT FIRST SIGHT
SO PROUD OF THEIR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENTS AND CHEMISTRY ♥♥

ALSO, KASHKARI ILY BBY ♥
Marcy Jo
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There are books that you read when you’re bored, simply because you’ve already started them, and hey, you aren’t a quitter. There are other books that whisper to you, calling out and distracting you from what you’re doing. Books that make you flirt with irresponsibility; the laundry can wait an hour or two, right? Surely that paper doesn’t have to be written until tomorrow? I love books like that.

There’s a third kind of book, though. A much rarer breed. There are books that don’t give you the ch
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Katerina Kondrenko
9.5 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives
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Short-Soundtrack:
Poets of the Fall – Locking Up the Sun
Simon Curtis – SuperHero
30 Seconds To Mars – This Is War

Stuff: mages, good vs. evil, elemental magic, parallel worlds
Fail: there are some boring moments in the middle of the book but not so long ones
WOW: chapter-structure, the proph
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Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
3.5 stars

Sequels are often compared to their predecessor(s), especially when with regard to deciding on a fitting rating, but I can tell you that this did me absolutely no good at all. Because The Perilous Sea seems so fundamentally different from The Burning Sky in many aspects.

The Perilous Sea was an exciting, gripping read and a worthy sequel for this series. The book excelled in taking the tension, the danger, and the action to the next level. Some of the plot twists in this book had me prac
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Giovanna
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Fortune favors the brave."
Another moment of silence. And then, Iolanthe found herself shouting at the top of her lungs, her voice nearly drowned by the bellow of all the rebels present, "And the brave make their own fortune!”


I could tell you that this book has its flaws. But the truth is: I didn't care. I loved The perilous sea anyway. And I mean, LOVED, not just "loved".

- The plot is more complex this time around. The book follows Titus and Iolanthe/Fairfax in the present and in the past, a co
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Susana
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who haven't read the first book?



Well... this was not what I was expecting it to be.:/

The world building continues missing in action, and if I could ignore that on the first book, in this one it was just too much to ask, considering that nothing much happens in this thing.
Boys having tea... boys playing cricket...(view spoiler)...

I didn't enjoy the way the story was told: for me it was just a weak device to stall the story.
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Robin (Bridge Four)
3.5 (what was your name again) Stars

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Girl that I am, the thing I really found lacking in The Burning Sky was kissing, okay that maybe wasn’t all that I found lacking but it is right up there. No worries because there is far more kissing in this book and much more time spent with our two heroes together, granted half that time they had no clue who they were but that maybe made it all the better.

The story is told during two separate points in time. The first is when a girl and boy wake up in the S
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Reading Teen
10 stars! Brilliant! This is without a doubt, one of my favorite series ever. This book was even better than the first. I can't wait to see where it goes next.

I loved THE BURNING SKY so much. But it didn't have NOTHIN' on this book!

Yes, I think THE PERILOUS SEA is my favorite read of this year (so far).

I just can't begin to describe the depths of my love for this series, these characters, this world, that ROMANCE, all that action, and the incredible, incredible storyline. There is nothing I woul
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Ails
5 STARS

SO GOOOOOOOD!!!

I love everything about it. E-VERY-THING. I'm definitely adding it to my top favorite books of all time. YES.

Here's my criteria ratings:

PLOT - 5
WRITING STYLE - 4.5
CHARACTERS - 4.5
ROMANCE - 5
UNPUTDOWNABLE LEVEL - 5

Now I can't wait for the third book!!!
Jodi Meadows
Feb 23, 2014 marked it as to-read
I can't even say how much I want this book.
Debby
First read: August 2014
Second read: September 2015 - even better than the first time around ♥

4 stars

The Perilous Sea, or as I like to call it "THE SEA DRAGON COVER I HAS A SEA DRAGON FWEEEEEEEEEEE", was - as you might already be able to tell - one of my very highly anticipated books of 2014. It's the sequel to The Burning Sky , which I absolutely loved in spite of its flaws. Though The Perilous Sea continues to fall short in certain areas, by the end of this book I was fully engaged and swamped
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Maryam Dinzly
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow.
Alyssa
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Book Two of the Elemental series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more comm
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Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*


This is another one of those books where you can never quite figure out what your feelings are about it. Think of it as a cross between Harry Potter, Aladdin, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Hunger Games. There are wands, flying carpets, bending, and all sorts of other craziness that goes on in this book.



We meet back up with Iolanthe and Titus when they go back to Eton to take on the Bane and then everything starts going a little crazy. Does anybody else remember that season of LOST where th
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mich
This book was split into 2 storylines/timelines told in alternating chapters. Storyline one gets 5 stars; storyline two gets 2 stars. . .so I rounded it out to 4.5 stars (yeah, I know my math isn’t the greatest. Whatever, deal with it.)

The two storylines played off each other very well though, as you find yourself anxiously reading on to find out how the one turned into the other. This was a really good sequel, and I liked it even more than The Burning Sky

Why I loved storyline one: great suspen
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Jasmine
Fortune favors the brave, and the brave make their own fortune!

The Perilous Sea is the second book of the Elemental trilogy and the story picked up shortly after the ending of the first one, The Burning Sky. There were double threads of story set in different timeline; at first, I wasn't sure about what was going on between Titus the Prince and Iolanthe Seabourne(Archer Fairfax), the girl who brought down the lightning. But I soon found a certain pattern of the author's writing style and the t
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Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at Amethyst Bookwyrm

A teenage boy and girl are in the middle of the Sahara with no memories of who they are and how they came to be there, and all they know is that they need to avoid the people from Atlantis. 7 weeks earlier Titus and Iolanthe have spent the summer apart and are eager to return to Eton to spend time together and to find a way to stop Atlantis and the Bane. However, when Titus makes a shocking discovery it changes everything about their rel
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snowplum
Dec 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I was significantly less impressed with this book than I expected to be after raving about book 1 just a couple of days ago. The Perilous Sea isn't bad, but it is comparatively worse than The Burning Sky, where it ought to be at least as good or better. What's wrong with it? Two significant things, the first of which you can read no matter what, the second of which you should read only if you don't mind a massive spoiler.

1. The entire narrative jumps back and forth between two points in time, on
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Gelisvb
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Why should you read this book:

-The characters. Iolanthe is a great main character, she is strong, she is funny, she speaks her mind and doesn't let anyone tell her what she should do, she doesn't drama or love cloud her judgment, she is fierce and loyal and she never makes you want to slap her (which is becoming quite uncommon in YA world).

Titus, I won't tell you why I love Titus, read the book and fall in love.

-The funny moments, I found myself giggling in public places and smiling like an id
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Nouf *LostinFantasy*
Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars

This is how a sequel can not only take a story forward but make the previous installment stronger! I loved the spin in this sequel - what is Iolanthe was not the Chosen One that Titus has been preparing for? And how that put their partnership and relationship to the test brought about some beautiful angst (yes, angst is good with me) that just made me love the couple even more. Not only that but running parallel with the present storyline is a near future with the pair
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Caz
I've given this a B for narration and A- for content at AudioGals.

The Perilous Sea is the middle book in Ms Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy , following on from The Burning Sky and leading into The Immortal Heights, which is scheduled for release this Autumn. Because the story is one that runs through all of them, the three books really do need to be listened to in order, although it’s just about possible to listen to The Burning Sky as a standalone. That said, I can’t imagine anyone who enjoyed that
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

Before I start with my review take a moment and look at that cover. Even if I wasn't persuaded that I should read The Burning Sky after seeing this cover I knew it must be done. So when the ARC landed on my Kindle I couldn't but return to this world immediately.

With the slight disappointment that The Burning Sky was for me I really hoped that this one would fix all those world-building problems and that I'd fully enjoy this story. It did that and then some
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Nicole's Book Diaries
Rating: 3.5
A very enjoyable read.

The book was split into alternating time periods. Between chapters, there would be chapter dedicated to the Sahara Desert where Titus and Iolanthe are lost in the desert. The other chapters focus on the events that led them to the desert. I loved seeing Titus and Iolanthe struggle to hold on to their relationship during their time at the school but falling in with each other again the in desert. However, after reading the whole book, I realized that their interac
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Gillian Berry
BOOOOOK BOOK BOOK BOOK YOU ARE SO GOOD I CANNOT HANDLE IT

PERMANENT MENTAL CAPSLOCK
Nymeria
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beyond the stars.
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

For more reviews, Cover Snark and more, visit A Reader of Fictions.

Honestly, I was a bit nervous to start The Perilous Sea or at least I was until the reviews started rolling in from friends. Though I loved The Burning Sky, I got into a Twitter conversation with some of its detractors and I started to worry I was wrong. What if The Elemental Trilogy fell apart at book two as series so often do? Such worries were completely unfounded. The Perilous Sea is, if anything, an i
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Sana
2 1/2 stars.

Ya all ready for some more LOK and ATLA gifs? ;)

I liked this book so much better than the last one.

THAT ENDING! AND ALL THE SHIT THAT HAPPENED THROUGHOUT THE BOOK.

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What I liked:

●Cooper
●Cooper
●Cooper
●The plot twists.

What I wanted more of:
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Those images basically mean I wanted to see the elemental mages use their powers in some spicy action.

And I want more Cooper.

Now let's fangirl about Cooper. he is the cutest little piece of shit I've ever seen. I wanted to rip him out o
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Because actual world domination is too much trouble, USA Today-bestselling author Sherry Thomas decided that her goal is life is to write every kind of book she enjoys reading. Thus far she has published romance, fantasy, mystery, and a wuxia-inspired duology. Her books regularly receive starred reviews and best-of-the-year honors from trade publications, including such outlets as the New York Tim ...more

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“Fortune favors the brave."

Another moment of silence. And then, Iolanthe found herself shouting at the top of her lungs, her voice nearly drowned by the bellow of all the rebels present, "And the brave make their own fortune!”
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“He put his hand over hers. "Am I a coward?"

"Because you are afraid? No. Only fools are never afraid.”
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