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The Midnight Sea
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.
And they use demons to hunt demons….
Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King's elite Water Dogs is that they bind wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young peo ...more
I find her plots and characterisation incredible - I lose sleep when I start one of her books , just can’t put them down.
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GUARD YOUR HEART. For in The Midnight Sea, Kate Ross delivers a riveting fantasy of unparalleled proportions that stole a piece of mine. And in return, she has planted a memory of a gorgeously cinematic dreamscape inhabited by bold and brilliant characters. It is a thoroughly engaging story filled with action, suspense, and romance. I want more memories—I want more of The Midnight Sea.
After witnessing the death of her baby sister by a ...more
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All right, this was some seriously impressive storytelling! Everything about this world was so vivid and real, which meant the c ...more
Well, this was another sleepless night on the books ... and I mean that in a good way. If you're looking for the perfect fantasy then you can stop what you're doing and check out The Midnight Sea. There's lots of action, story/character building, more action, drama and a dash of romance.
The story starts off with death and mayhem as we're quickly introduced to the evil Druj. Nazafareen watches as one possesses her younger sister, a ...more
The book left me pleasantly surprised; I wasn’t expecting to like it so much as I did or to care about the characters as much as I did (and I am). The Midnight Sea turned out to be a wonderful, wonderful surprise.
Got this as a freebie and I am so surprised at how much I love this book.
Lots of great conflict, 3 dimensional characters, excellent world building and a FANTSTIC antagonist!
I cannot summarize the plot, it's just too complicated and I am too tired.
I will just say the following:
I love the heroine and the hero. The heroine pretty much acts in the same manner that I would in the same situation, so her actions are believable to me.
I think what rocks this book is the antagonist. He is a good ...more
Nazafareen lost her younger sister to an evil demon. So when she gets the opportunity to join the Water Dogs, she volunteers to get her revenge.
Water Dog's are some of the King's elite soldiers against the evil demons. They train for years until they are bonded with a daēva. These daēvas have magical powers, but they are treated like dirt even though they fight for the King.
Darius is the daēva that gets paired with Nazafareen. Their bond goes through many ups and downs as t ...more
After losing someone to a demon possession Naza decides to join the Water Dogs to become a demon killing soldier. ...more
All in all, this book would have been fantastic if written by Marie Rutkoski or Marie Lu. For the relationship aspect between Nazafareen and Darius, they have nothing on Ke ...more
Oh and Nazafareen and Darius are my new OTP.
I’d die for them both lmao.
One of the most interesting read of the previous month was "The Midnight Sea". I was quite surprised to see that this book was so well written and that its characters felt so real! Nazafareen has the gift to see and fight the Druj, the demons who haunt her world and the Empire. So she is taken from her clan and she grows into the ranks of the Water Dogs, the group of the fighter ...more
“We are the light against the darkness,” he said. “Never forget that, Nazafareen.”
The Midnight Sea is a unique magical world set long ago. There are 4 main elements, water, earth, air, and fire. Magic and spirits has been around forever but the most challenging is how to harness these powers. This world is set during the Greek period with Middle Eastern History.
I’ll be honest, I judged this book by its co ...more
Aislynn @ Port Jericho recommended this series and I was so intrigued by the daeva and water dogs relationship that I knew I wanted to read it too. When I received a gift card The Midnight Sea was one of the books that I purchased. And I'm so glad that I gave Nazafareen and Darius a chance to win over my heart!!
I like the cover and the title. It fits with the world very well. The cover design doesn't blow me away with how spot on to the story it is but it looks professional. You would ne ...more
As I started to read the book I was concerned that I wo ...more
Nazafareen’s sister was taken by a wight, a kind of druj, that leaves her uncle no other choice but to kill her sister. It was a nightmare that continuously hunted her, and it only stopped when she joined the Water Dogs and was bonded with Darius, a daeva. Being bonded was not as easy as she needs to share her emotions with Darius. As time passed by, everything started to change – she was beginning to see that daevas were not evil and def ...more
While I did get this book through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, I am participating in a blog tour. I can promise you that this did not affect my rating or review.
The Midnight Sea is the first in a YA fantasy series set in a world very similar to ours a few thousand years ago. It follows the story of Nazafareen, a nomad girl turned Warrior Dog, willingly trained to kill Durj (demons) and necromancers with a bonded daeva, Darius. When a powerful force breaks free from ...more
First 50% of this book almost bored me to tears. So slow and nothing happening. Mostly just thoughts of female main character. I found myself skipping pages.
Then drama and action started. Finally this book got my attention.
I didn't really like Nazafareen at first but I warmed up to her by the middle of this book. Strong and fearless.
Darius was ok, I guess? We didn't get to know him, just that he has his walls around his feelings and thoughts all the time.
Romance was very weak and ...more
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Are you ready for me to super-rave about MIDNIGHT SEA and all its awesome? It's the kind of awesome you search for on the YA shelves at B&N. The kind of awesome you're just hooooping will sucks you in the way Hunger Games did or Divergent, whatever your poison...and then it's BETTER. THAT kind of awesome.
Feel free to judge it by its cover (To be revealed on Feb. 23rd)...go right ahea ...more
It starts like every Ya ever, but it's full of Persian mythology and historical facts. The plot is interesting and the characters are all gray. For example the Mc struggle for a good part of the book against her prejudices and not all the things she does are always likable. I also enjoyed the romance, even if I hav ...more
‘The Midnight Sea’ is my first novel by the lovely authoress Kat Ross. And BOY does she write compelling, thriving blurbs! It was the blurb that captured me first! (Have you read it? Go read it!) And the cover SECOND! My opinions and expectations for the first novel in 'The Fourth Elements' series were HIGH. With what the Kat Ross gave to her future-readers in the blurb: I think I had already mentally rated it a five...more
FINAL RATING - 4 STARS OUT OF 5
*I received a review copy for a Blog Tour. It didn't, in any way, affect my review*
When I saw the cover of The Midnight Sea, I was immediately fascinated. It was stunning! I was both excited and nervous to read the book because when I read books with stunning covers, I expect just the same greatness of story within.
Kat Ross didn't fail her readers. The Midnight Sea was a brilliantly written story that every Greek period a ...more
4 "Let me be a Water Dog and give me my own hot daeva" Stars
When promised a fantasy with fresh concept and forbidden romance, there’s no doubt in my mind I’ll request the ARC and cross my fingers I’m one of the lucky ones who’ll get to read it before everyone else.
When you do that with a stunning cover, you almost have me begging.
Look at that cover!!! Soooooo beautiful.
*serious (sort of) reviewer back*
The Midnight Sea delivered just what it promised, and I’m thrilled I got to read it.
Based on ...more
I’m so glad I read this book! Our female protagonist is a very strong woman (in the beginning of the story she’s younger but we watch her grow up in the first chapters). The world that Kat Ross made is full of magic, sin and desperate need of heroes. I’m not going to give away any details about the story, just know that if you enjoy reading fast- paced YA fantasy fu ...more