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Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
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Jul 16, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: mermaids-selkies-etc, read-in-2011, fantasy, young-adult

2.5 stars--more than just ok, but...I still can't say I actually liked it. I loved the idea behind this story, and the different cultures involved, but there really isn't much depth to any of the characters, including the main ones, and I felt like things were really rushed and not resolved in a way that made sense or felt realistic to me. It's got much more of a middle-grade feel than a young-adult feel, and yet the characters are around eighteen years old. I don't know. It all just seemed over-simplified to me, and so I never really managed to feel much of anything for anyone or anything that happened here. And yeah, not a whole lot actually does happen. I just wanted more. But Dolamore is definitely capable of creating interesting worlds, so I'm still looking forward to reading what she puts out next. I just hope it's a little more fully-formed.
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Reading Progress

July 16, 2010 – Shelved
August 22, 2011 – Shelved as: mermaids-selkies-etc
October 26, 2011 – Started Reading
October 26, 2011 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
October 26, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 26, 2011 – Shelved as: young-adult
October 27, 2011 –
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October 27, 2011 – Finished Reading

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