Across the Darkling Sea (Magicfall Book 1)
The first book in a new series, Magicfall, Across the Darkling Sea does not disappoint!
Magic is forbidden in Brielle, but that never stopped Evelyn. Until Now. Because Evelyn has discovered she is magic, and now she is running for her life. Her only hope is on an island cloaked in shadow, an island of dark magic and even darker beasts. The...more
So! First off, I've gotta be completely honest and say that this book was not amazing. But, considering just how not-amazing it was, I can't say that I feel too let down or disappointed by it.
Why? Because I think that there is an unimaginable amount of potential with both this book and the author.
The Good - The the plot itself was refreshingly original, I really can't recall reading anything else like it. The writing was very good! I don't think I ever had to reread passages because they ...more
Solid 4 star rating for me. This is a new YA fantasy series centered around a girl named Ling. She lives in a town were magic is forbidden, even though other towns in this world do have magic. In the first few pages of the book, she realizes that she isn't exactly what she thinks she is. She is actually a changeling - an empty shell who has taken the place of a real person. Ling has all this person's memories a ...more
DNF @ 22%
I didn't care for the protagonist or the plot, I really don't want to force myself to finish a book I'm not into \_(ツ)_/
(at least it has "darkling" in the tile) ...more
Let me start with saying what I loved about the book. The plot is adventurous while the pacing varies. It ebbs and flows like the water. The starting was ...more
First going into this I thought it was going to be a light YA fantasy with some romance, with a bit of magic thrown in. This book is not just that.
This book starts out with a young Evelyn sneaking a bit of magic into her town. ...more
The main character’s name is Evelyn. She lives in the boring, olds town named Meuse, wherein magic, all kinds of it, is outlawed and forbidden. And as we progress to read this book, we find out that Evelyn is actually a changeling; a being that was made instead of created. What’s even more surprising is that Evelyn was made in the likeness of the real Evelyn—the one who sleep ...more
Overall, Across the Darkling Sea was an original, fascinating and intriguing tale. I won't deny that I had my issues with it, but yeah, would I recommend it to those searching for a quick, unique magic book, absolutely yes!
Down to the nitty gritty now. Characters. I liked the MC, Evelyn/Ling. Really interesting dynamic which touches on themes of what it is to be human. I felt that the challenge thrown at the MC is interesting and created a really different dynamic from other books I've r ...more
Ferrin’s Across the Darkling Sea is the first part of the Magicfall serial. Now, the author mentions it, but I'll reiterate here: this is a serial, not a series. It is one novel in several parts. Think The Green Mile or Evalyce: Worldshaper.
In the country of Brielle, magic is forbidden. The people do not have it, unlike the rest of the world, and so the people fear it. Most of them anyway. Not so Evelyn, daughter ofThe Chancellor. Every chance she ...more
I am a huge fan of fantasy books and that is why this book has caught my attention- plus the beautiful cover! The story follows a girl named Evelyn who lives in a place where magic is forbidden. But that doesn't stop her fascination and curiosity with magic. Until one day, she finds out she is not who she thinks she is anymore because of magic and everyone- including her own mother wants to kill her. She flees the place she thought was home to find the warlock who made her in hopes of ...more
This book is really something special and totally unique. I don't think I've ever read something like this. :)
So Evelyn lives in Brielle, only place in this world, that forbids magic. That doesn't stop her though. Every time she travels with her father she gets little bit of magic, until she gets special seed. She plants it carefully and on the day we meet her, goes to check it. But something is wrong, the raft she made for it is brok ...more
I feel indifferent about this book. Honestly, it didn’t feel finished for me. It did feel like a sequel made to tease the reader and make them buy the other books in this series, but I, personally, wasn’t interested enough to read further. The plot was confusing at first, strange at last. It made not a lot of sense, because the heroine seemed clueless about almost everything. That was on the one hand due to the curse that fell upon her, but on the o ...more
So with everyone wanting ...more
Content note: Mention of rape and sexual assault.
Ok I am not the best at writing summaries but this honestly does nothing to convey the actually quite cool concepts this book covers. Evelyn is a changeling, the result of powerful magic and every morning when she wakes up she has forgotten everything from before she was ‘made’ and has to remind herself who and what she is. It’s like a more serious version of Fifty Firs ...more
The magic system is quite the usual that we see where they use runes or probably have a group with nearly identical powers, that said, the author was able to incorporate a touch of uniqueness to it making it enjoyable to learn. It was great to be able to learn as the character was learning as well.
The characters had little background which may annoy some people but I liked it. I like how mysterious the people were and how our knowledge was limited to that of the main character which helped me...more
I received this book from the author for free as part of an author cross-promotio ...more
When I applied to be part of this blogtour I honestly did not know what to expect.
The synopsis sounded very interesting, which is why I was interested in participating but I hadn't heard of Ferris before, so I wasn't sure how it'd turn out.
To say I'm happy I got the chance to read this book would be an understatement, I really, really enjoyed reading this.
I liked the main character, although I was almost as confused in the beginning as she ...more
I could not finish it, only got halfway. I find that it could have been much better if the plot had been more detailed and if the character had more depth to her. The story could have been a great one if only more time was put into the world building. However, I did like the way the story began, giving us a little plot twist in the beginning of the book!
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. I thought the main storyline was really interesting, reading a lot of YA fantasy books many of the stories seem to share plots so it was refreshing to read a YA fantasy that was completely different. I was slightly worried that because of the nature of the storyline it would get repetitive but it didn't it only got better with time. Fast paced and de ...more
A girl fascinated with magic, even though it is forbidden, takes a voyage across the sea to find an island of witches and warlocks.
Not bad,but nothing really sticks in my mind.
Her novels include the stand alone YA fantasy novel Magicless, as well as Across the Darkling Sea, and A Dying ...more