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Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea.

It is here, in the drafty halls of the Ruen-Dahr, that Talia discovers family secrets, a melancholy boy with a troubling vision of her future, and a relic that holds the power of an ancient Star. On these shores, the eerie melody of the sea is stronger than ever, revealing long-forgotten tales of the Goddess Rahn. The more dark truths that Talia unravels about the gods' history--and her own--the more the waves call to her, and it may be her destiny to answer.

400 pages, Hardcover

First published January 9, 2018

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Joanna Ruth Meyer

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Joanna Ruth Meyer is the author of the critically-acclaimed Echo North, as well as the companion novel duology Beneath the Haunting Sea and Beyond the Shadowed Earth. She writes stories about fierce teens finding their place in the world, fighting to change their fate, save the ones they love, or carve out a path to redemption.

Joanna lives with her dear husband and son, a rascally feline, and an enormous grand piano named Prince Imrahil in Mesa, Arizona. As often as she can, she escapes the desert heat and heads north to the mountains, where the woods are always waiting.

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March 3, 2020

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One of my blogger friends dumped an ARC of this on me a while ago and I never read it because I am a bad person. Recently, I was offered a review copy of BEYOND THE SHADOWED EARTH, only I didn't realize it was the sequel to this because the covers didn't match. Because I am an honest person, I figured I should probably read the prequel before diving into the sequel, so I (belatedly) read this "ARC" of BtHS at last.

I hated this book. It falls into a category that I refer to as Basic Bitch YA™ (or Basic Girl YA™ if I'm posting said review to Amazon, because they aren't too keen on the "swears" over there, and I wish to respect their wishes lol). Whether it's BBY™ or BGY™, the premise is the same: extremely generic fantasy novels geared towards the youths, featuring overwrought writing bogged down with its own sense of self-importance and poetic lassitude, combined with insipid female heroines that are nothing to shake a stick at, but that doesn't stop them from attracting all the "sticks" anyway, because this is Becky of the Golden Vagina™, after all.

Talia, our personal guide to this world of BBY™, is the daughter of the Emperor. But there's this Meanie Meanerton™ named Eda who is also the daughter of the Emperor and happens to be a lot better at getting shit done than Becky-- I mean, Talia. While Talia is whining and sulking, Eda stages a coup to not only get the Emperor to change his will (and possibly murder him, who knows); she also gets Talia and her mother kicked off to a faraway country where she'll be forced to marry the son of the Baron, thus tying her to the lands and getting her permanently out of Eda's crosshairs.

Wow, what a woman! I'd rather read a book about Eda!

But sadly, we're stuck with Talia. Her mother dies on the journey (suicide), which makes Talia extra sad. I might be sympathetic if she doesn't immediately indulge in a love square. Even though she's engaged to Wen, she falls for his brother Caiden, and cheats on him while continuing to act like she and Wen are BFF(SNS), or Best Friends Forever (Sorry Not Sorry)™. But oh no! It turns out Caiden has a fiancee as well, another Meanie Meanerton™ named Blaive. Blaive doesn't take too kindly to this cheating, which Talia finds really annoying! Doesn't Blaive know that she possesses a Golden Vagina of the Gods™? She lectures him on how much he has wronged her (no, really) and flounces away, only to get her heart "broken" again when Blaive forces him to set things right and propose. But no worries! Talia decides that she actually loved Wen this whole time! HAHAHAHA.

Fuck you, Talia!

Also, Talia evolves from Charmander to Holographic Special Specialton Charzard First Edition™ when it turns out she's descended from the gods or something. Is Talia Celaena's younger sister? They're both soooooo special and everyone's obsessed with them. It's like a Lady Sovereign song. I kind of hated this book and I'm sad that I'm probably not going to like the sequel but oh well.

1 star
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Author 5 books709 followers
August 7, 2018
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This book is for you if you like:
Betrayal, true love, heartbreak, adventure, a boy who plays piano, a mysterious library, an immortal tree, and an intensely malicious evil sea goddess. I like to pitch it as Jane Eyre meets The Silmarillion, with kissing.
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Author 26 books4,757 followers
March 14, 2018
I picked this up because the author described it as "Silmarillion meets Jane Austen." I'd quibble with that—I think it's really more of a Gothic novel: the heroine, Talia, is a disgraced Imperial princess, sent into exile (and an arranged marriage) at an ominous old house by the sea, haunted by the madness and deaths of its past mistresses. But the mythology of the world is deeply, beautifully inspired by the Silmarillion without falling into any of the tired tropes that are so sloppily called "Tolkienian." It's a story that feels both old-fashioned and fresh in the best possible way. Delightful.
Profile Image for ✨ Helena ✨.
368 reviews975 followers
September 22, 2019
This is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a while. It actually reminded me of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader meets Pride and Prejudice.

-Soft boys.
-Adventurous girls.
-Seafaring voyages.
-Mysterious libraries.
-Fascinating gods.
-Underwater battles.

What else do you need?! An excellent début.
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752 reviews258 followers
January 16, 2018

ehhh. i won't lie, part of me strongly despises the romance in this novel. it's a complicated, messy thing, and i wish it didn't exist, because i'm honestly failing to see how it was even important. other than to cause unecessary drama.

in any case! the first part of the book was really slow. it was only after the long voyage that things got interesting, but even somewhere in the middle, some parts lagged. my favourite parts were the scenes with Wen, the sweet, quiet little angel. i adored him, and disliked his brother immensely.

for the most part, i liked Talia. i mean, in the second part, when Caiden was introduced, i was very iffy. (that whole arc kind of... just really ruined the book for me if you couldn't tell). but i admired her character and her strength, and i loved her development.

overall! beneath the haunting sea had its ups and downs. the writing was beautiful, though, and it made the characters shine out. the story with the gods added to the depth of the world. had it not been for the strange love triangle, this would've been a great read for me, soo. it stays a 3.5
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Author 4 books107 followers
May 10, 2023
It's rare that a debut is this darn good. It's rarer when I almost love a debut better than a later book by the author.

After reading Echo North, I was hoping this one would also be good. And it was. I absolutely enjoyed every mystical moment of it and will be thinking about it for days to come. The romance, the relationships, the arranged marriage trope ACTUALLY DONE RIGHT, the Silmarillion-esque mythology, the descriptions of the sea, THE PROSE, the quests, the fairy tale-style of plot, WEN! Wen was the perfect blend of mood boi meets cinnamon roll, and I loved his storyline as much as Talia's, which is rare to love them equally. Usually I like the guy more, but no, he and Talia were beautifully, equally balanced.

In short, do yourself a favor and read this book. Oh, and be grateful it doesn't end on a cliff hanger. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to reading the second book.
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Author 5 books39 followers
January 15, 2018
My first book of 2018, and what a book it is!
****some spoilers ahead****

Beneath the Haunting Sea is a gorgeously bittersweet and completely immersive Gothic Fantasy. Though it is a very singular story, it also gives allusions to some of my favorite literary works: The Secret Garden, The Chronicles of Narnia, Tolkien's Silmarillion, Jane Eyre... sigh... ♥ ♥ ♥

This book stands out from so many others in the YA genre. Firstly, because it's a standalone (PTL!) and secondly, because the writing is mature as well as beautiful. It doesn't pander to contemporary tropes or language. Even the love triangle is done differently and, much like in Jane Austen's works, it reveals more the danger of trusting people based on appearances and giving our hearts away too freely.

Also, Wendarien... What a lovely, lovely character. ♥

This book is rich with symbolism. Every image in both the story, and the myths therein, is memorable and dreamy. As a filmmaker, my imagination ran wild with the images and cinematically edited them together in my mind. The Whale, and what he represented, was one of my favorite parts. My only real critique of this book is that I definitely could have done with more time spent with the Whale and the entire climax. It's SO GOOD, but feels like it happens really fast. Or maybe it just felt that way because I was totally absorbed and read the last 150 pages in one sitting haha.

To conclude, BTHS is a shining star in fantastical fiction and I cannot wait to see what the author comes up with next!
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2,533 reviews32.3k followers
October 21, 2020
hm. not quite sure what to think of this.

there were moments where i really enjoyed the story (anything with wen) and then there were moments of complete boredom (the myths/history).

there were times where i skim-read (the legend retellings) and times where i was completely engaged (again, anytime wen showed up).

so i think you know where my priorities were. lol.

overall, not a bad story. i enjoyed some parts of it, just not all of it.

3 stars
Profile Image for Riddhi Mazumder.
65 reviews39 followers
July 30, 2017
Firstly, let's take a moment and appreciate the cover.It is stunning AF!
"The Silmarillion meets Jane Eyre, with kissing."

THAT line is all I needed to see.It got my attention.
Delicious eerie dark plots in the same vein as Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo.
Mythical goddess?Secrets lying deep in the sea?

Oh!Have I mentioned?
I have a serious weakness for drowning or diving girls on covers.
Profile Image for Suzannah.
Author 27 books472 followers
October 22, 2018
This is not an easy book to rate, and so I am not going to rate it. While I had some nitpicks, my overall impression is as follows: I inhaled this book in two sittings, particularly enjoying the homage to gothic romances a la Jane Eyre, the Austenesque moral sensibilities and the trippy final act. If an unconventional Austen by way of Bronte mashed into a Silmarillion pastiche sounds like your cup of tea, then you'll have fun reading this book.
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774 reviews642 followers
April 25, 2022
I quite enjoyed this, and Wen’s character is being shuffled into the “precious cinnamon roll, must protecc” pile.

However, a hill I will die on is that the love triangle was completely unnecessary and removing it from this story would have changed nothing of what eventually transpires and the story would have read even better (and Talia read more mature).

That said—I’ve always been a fan of Meyer’s writing, and Echo North is one of my all time favorites, so it was nice to be back amongst one of her worlds!
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Author 4 books315 followers
September 14, 2017
Given that the ocean is my natural habitat, it's basically a forgone conclusion that I'll read anything that centers around the sea. Joanna Meyer's debut is no different! From the moment I saw her deal go live, I've been curious about BENEATH THE HAUNTING SEA. I finally got my hands on an ARC this month, and enjoyed the reading experience immensely.

SEA was initially not a page-turner for me, though that's quite likely due in part to the fact that I was reading it at a chaotic and overwhelming moment in my life. I was pulled into the story slowly and inexorably, much like Talia is pulled deeper and deeper into the myths and magic of her world as the book progresses. This was one of those books I found myself thinking about when I wasn't reading it, wising I could dip myself back into the world; Meyer has created such an incredibly atmospheric and immersive story, with a setting so rich and wild that it was a character in its own right. The story itself was just as rich; it never quite took the turns I was expecting, but always went in a direction more interesting than any I'd guessed. The characters, too, are nuanced and wonderful, and this book has the honor of having one of the only really convincing love triangles I've ever read!

If you're a fan of atmospheric fantasy that evokes the classic feel of the genre greats, be sure to check out Joanna Meyer's BENEATH THE HAUNTING SEA when it debuts in January!
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415 reviews136 followers
January 18, 2020
"Can't you hear it? The Waves are singing."

I loved Echo North last year, so I wanted to read the author's previous book. And wow, Beneath the Haunting Sea is a title that definitely fits this beautiful book. The prose I loved in Echo North was already in this debut novel, but this is a very different story. If you didn't like Echo North, you might still enjoy this one, and if you loved Echo North, you might not love this one as much. I read comparisons with The Silmarillion, which is a masterpiece and I don't think you should pick this YA fantasy with that comparison in mind - you would obviously be disappointed. Although I'm not sure why anyone would compare any novel to The Silmarillion, to be honest.

Beneath the Haunting Sea is magical and lyrical, and I loved it. I'm very pleased that this will be a duology and I look forward to the release of Beyond the Shadowed Earth this year!
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1,020 reviews102 followers
January 8, 2018

Beneath the Haunting Sea first landed on my TBR due to its stunning cover, and the more I heard about it, the more excited I became. I love books involving forgotten tales laced in magic and mystery, and I couldn't wait to see what Joanna had in store for us here.

The Result? Combining an unforgettable world, fearless characters, and an age old mystery, Beneath the Haunting Sea is a fantastic read from start to finish.

Beneath the Haunting Sea is told through Talia's perspective. When she is first introduced her life is delightfully ordinary. She has a good home, trustworthy friends, and a loving family. She feels safe and sound, and her personality reflects it. She's innocent, happy, and a tad bit mischievous. Everything changes, though, the moment Talia and her mother are accused of treason and banished from their kingdom. Suddenly, Talia, the girl who's never had a reason to be extraordinarily brave before, has to be fearless, bold, and tactful. She has to take charge and stand up for what she loves and believes in. I found Talia to be incredibly likable. My heart broke for her as she faced challenge after challenge; however, I was so proud when she began to get stronger.

I will admit that Beneath the Haunting Sea is a slow-moving. Several times I put it aside and came back to it a few days later; however, this wasn't a bad thing, because, in my opinion, Beneath the Haunting Sea is a book to be savored not devoured in one swoop. Joanna slowly builds up Talia's world, the stories of the sea, and the foes and heroes to be found. The development is fantastic, and I appreciated every layer she introduced. The action slowly appears as well and builds up beautifully. By the end, I was racing through dying to know what would happen next.

Now for the romance...Beneath the Haunting Sea contains two potential love interests. While normally potential love triangles send me running for the hills, I thought it worked well here. The two boys introduced were as different as night and day. One is caring and steadfast, always willing to offer a helping hand, and like Talia, he deals with his own demons. The other is passionate and wild, bring out the recklessness in Talia as well. While I did have a favorite out of the two - I won't say who - I enjoyed seeing both avenues explored and I was incredibly happy with the ending.

Overall, Beneath the Haunting Sea is a lush and beautifully written addition to YA fantasy. Joanna Ruth Meyer is yet another 2018 debut author to keep an eye on, and I can't wait to see what she writes next.
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172 reviews3 followers
January 11, 2018
I really enjoyed this book. I would like to say that it is better written than some of the other books I've read and given 5 stars to, so the writing itself is gorgeous. There were just a few details that bothers me enough to give it 4 instead of 5, but I still really liked it.

The issues I had were the relationships and characterization. Tahlia we know is very independent, stubborn, and adventurous. She also, throughout most of the book, is not superstitious and does not believe in the myths and gods. So it kinda bothered me that when she read Endian's Sorrow, she quickly jumped to "omg, I am her descendant!" She kind of flip flopped with how easily she believed things, if that makes sense?

I also thought that her relationship with Caiden was kind of unneeded in the end. In the beginning it made a bit of sense because it was more Jane Eyre-esque. But then by the ending you're like, what was even the point of that interlude? It mostly bothers me because then her relationship with Wen suffered. We don't get to see their interactions as much, except when she is annoyed by him or with him and hoping it was Caiden. I think the book could have happened the way it did without Caiden being involved at all.

I know this looks like a lot but honestly, the book it so beautifully written and interesting and unique, I still loved reading it.
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417 reviews15 followers
December 31, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Talia has been raised in the luxury of the Emperor's court in the kingdom of Eddenar. But when her rival seizes power, Talia and her mother are exiled to the distant sea-side estate of Ruen-Dahr. On the voyage across the Northern Sea, Talia can hear something calling to her from beneath the waves. When she arrives at Ruen-Dahr, the baron's son Wendarion claims to hear the music of the ocean, as well. Together, Talia and Wen scour the old myths for clues as to their parts in an epic saga that spans centuries. But when Talia discovers what her destiny is, will she be ready to face it?

See my full review on TheGothicLibrary.com
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111 reviews43 followers
December 14, 2019

A-/B+ | If there’s one book I can hold up as the PERFECT example of how to do mythology, this is that book. The mythology within this gothic book is stunning. And the worldbuilding? chef kiss. You guys know how much I adore excellent worldbuilding. This rich mythology and worldbuilding are wrapped up nicely with a super exciting (but not so well-paced) plot and characters you want to strangle and hug. Unfortunately, this doesn’t get a perfect grade because of it’s pacing and unnatural, forced romance. Nonetheless, the ending was satisfying and well worth the less cool parts.

Minor spoilers in regards to the romance are found the blog review.

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Author 27 books79 followers
October 14, 2022
A reading that I enjoyed, however, I cannot ignore mentioning that the plot of the story was somewhat scattered. The book seems to start with one intention and then change to another, as does the protagonist, who seems to be having serious trouble deciding what she wants.
Either way this world is interesting and the story is entertaining.
I already started with the next installment, let's see how it goes.
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477 reviews94 followers
February 25, 2019
I so enjoyed reading this! Didn't think I could write a review for this but then typed this up for my Instagram so... I guess I will share it here. Even if it's not extensive/everything I wanted to say/doesn't do it justice, at least it's something?


I just finished reading Beneath the Haunting Sea and I LOVED IIIIT!

It took me a little while to get into it because the opening was so different from the rest (you have to make it past the desert palace and the voyage) but the second Talia stepped into the spooky mansion Ruen-Dahr I was SO THERE!! :D

There was a smol love triangle which isn't my favorite and sometimes I wanted to smack her (and... other people...) but it resolved quickly. XD


I love the mansion and the mysteries and the snow and the setting--a lot if the middle felt like an Austen book with a dash of mystery and magic and a terribly dysfunctional family. XD

But the cold and the northern sea and the cottage and the cove and the boat and galloping horses by the sea felt more Celtic somehow and I loved that!

The rest felt like The Silmarillion which of course is a HUGE plus! I haven't read anything that felt so Silmarillion-esque.


ALSO WEN. My Wendarien is a smol floof of music and quietness and loyalty and occasional wrath and I LOVE HIM. He's the best. :D Talia grew through the book so that I really liked her by the end, the fierce thing. THEY ARE THE BESSST TOGETHER!! The side characters and myths were fascinating. AND I LOVED THE WHALE SO MUCH THAT IS ALL.

I wanted mooooore! I didn't want it to be over. *sniffs* I still loved Echo North more because it's PERFECT, but I adored this one too, and I really loved how I had NO IDEA WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT since it wasn't a retelling. XD (Even though I love those.)

My favorite was the middle and I felt that way about Echo North too. This author writes excellent middles that you just want to live in FOREVERRRR!

Excuse me while I go into withdrawal since there are no more Joanna Ruth Meyer books available yet.
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555 reviews50 followers
January 9, 2018
Review originally published on Spinatale Reviews.

When I first heard of Beneath the Haunting Sea, I was intrigued by the premise and in love with the cover (seriously, how gorgeous is it?). Once I started reading, I was utterly enchanted. This atmospheric story slowly draws you in and, before you know it, you're turning the last page. This is one of the few books where, after I picked it up, I couldn't put it down until I was done.

The mythology is blended absolutely perfectly with the story. It evokes the feel of a classical fairy tale while still remaining a modern fantasy novel. The world-building is amazing, I loved how vividly I could picture the world. The story was described as The Silmarillion meets Jane Eyre and I think that's the absolute perfect description. The plot is so intriguing and surprising, I loved that it kept me guessing.

Even though I didn't like Talia at the beginning, she grew on me. Her character arc is excellent. In general, all of the characters are nuanced and well-developed. There is a bit of a love triangle, which I usually dislike. However, this one felt more like one that Jane Austen would have written so I didn't mind as much.  Just get ready for some feels!

Beneath the Haunting Sea is one of those books that stayed with me long beyond the final page. It was beautifully written and I'm already looking forward to reading it again one day. I’d recommend this one to fantasy or mythology fans who are looking for a slower story that will subvert your expectations and enchant you.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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1,052 reviews52 followers
December 17, 2017
Thanks to Page Street Kids for a copy of this Arc in exchange for a fair review.

Talia is going to be having a her coming of age party in a few days, but she has been summoned to see the ailing Emperor. Talia has been shocked to find out that she is really the daughter of the Emperor and he has made her his heir. But the day of the party comes and the Emperor does not show and Talia has to make her own announcement when Eda walks into the party and tells everyone the Emperor is dead and she is the new Empress.

Talia and her mother are arrested and then banished to the far end of the empire and never to return. Once aboard the ship her mother begins to act strangely. Then the first storm comes and her mother is hurt and falls sick. Talia fears that her mother has lost her mind when she begins raving about the sea goddess.

When Talia arrives at the island she finds that it full of secrets and myths and full of sadness. She also finds out that she is to be married to the Baron's youngest son Wen. Talia must figure out what is going on and what her destiny is.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but I enjoyed every minute of discovering it. I know I was a bit vague about some things but I don't like spoilers. It took a while for Talia to grow on me, she seemed stuck for the first part of the book. Not very strong, and not very interested in anything. But as she began to figure things out and figure herself out I grew to love her.
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31 reviews9 followers
January 9, 2018
Beneath The Haunting Sea is a gorgeous story with an evocative, atmospheric setting. Written in stunning, lyrical prose, Joanna Meyer weaves a tale about fate and the choice to embrace it, or fight for control. Romantic and sweeping and epic, Beneath The Haunting Sea will be a must-read for fantasy lovers everywhere.
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Author 5 books92 followers
December 30, 2017
A beautiful and haunting fantasy. This book was an adventure. I loved Talia's fierce devotion to her mother and the way the myths blended seamlessly with the story. Highly recommend for its intriguing world building and exquisite writing!
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Author 2 books460 followers
Shelved as 'desperately-need-to-read'
January 7, 2017
December 24, 2017
I was fortunate to win an ARC of this book in a giveaway. This story immediately hooked me. Joanna just created such an amazing world and cast of characters. There was action, adventure, mythology, an eerie house by the sea, romance and more. Trust me you need to add this one to your TBR! It's coming out in January 2018, so not long now.
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Author 6 books10 followers
March 11, 2018

A beautiful, resonant story that aches, inspires, and enthralls. Joanna Meyer's prose flows and sings like music, as music itself becomes one of its most prominent themes - coming alive from the very pages, making its images dance before our eyes. I don't think you'll find a more exquisitely written book, as you can hear the haunting call of the waves, feel the textures of salt, earth, and sea, and sense every inch the power of myth vibrating through each paragraph and sentence. Her world is full of so much tenderness and melancholy, you cannot help but be swept away in the beauty and romance of it all. Everything about this story moves with fluid grace, in both its telling and its imagery. The music within the story - the music of the words - transform themselves into the whirls and undulations of the ocean water, which in turn finds its repetition in the story beats and character arcs. The whole composition of this story flows seamlessly and almost dream-like, and perhaps being a visual artist, this is what struck me the most.

As for the story itself, told through the fierce and brave Talia, it is one that is about the restorative power of belief and the relentlessness of love. And I don't mean just love in a simple "love conquers all" sort of way, but love in all its many forms, enduring through real pain and sacrifice. One of my favorite quotes from the book is "To love is to be broken. That is the very definition of the word." And one of my favorite characters is Wen, the young man Talia finds herself betrothed to at the beginning of the book. He is the "Samwise Gamgee" of this story, and I just loved his character! I won't spoil further, but he stands out as exemplifying this kind of steadfastness and unconditional love.

Yet there is more I could say about how myth is used in this story as well. It stands out from other works of fiction in this way because it becomes living and breathing within the narrative. It isn't something the remains inert and buried in ancient books but shows itself to have real and lasting power – even in a world that has long since forgotten it. I am reminded of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on this account, and how they were proponents of how myth had this unique aspect of being able to translate transcendental truths like no other form could. Words are magic. Story itself is power. It can touch us deep within our souls, reveal to us our failings, spur us on towards hope, and lead us to joys we never thought possible. This is what SEA is about, and I find its unwavering and heartfelt stance on the abiding strength of love and faith to be truly encouraging.

So, if you love ethereal Gothic fantasy romances that are tenderhearted or just captivating and hopeful stories that come from a unique and passionate voice unlike anything you might find today, then I would highly recommend this book. Also keep an eye on this author, as she is only just getting started.
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