Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Kristen Day
Release Date: July 2012
Genre: Supernatural, Mythology, Romance
Source: YANR Blog Tours
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Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you… Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her. Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity. Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendents of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she. But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love. She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.Forsaken features a dark and incredibly unforgettable journey as Hannah, or Stasia as she goes by as her life takes a dramatic turn, learns everything about herself she ever wondered about. Throwing normal out the window she takes a plunge towards darkness and searches for answers.
Orphaned as a baby Hannah has only ever known hurt and has lived an unimaginably cruel life. She's built up these walls around herself, but as she falls into place besides new friends and a mysterious boy her walls begin to crumble. Finn, a powerful but seemingly dark character, awakens a lot in Hannah and the passion they share is amazing. Finn is what I would call Holy Hotness. He radiates a bad boy persona and just happens to be the boy of her dreams, literally. But, he's dangerous as far as Hannah's been told and her sense of self preservation, while slightly lacking, deep down is telling her to stay guarded. I am very excited about their story, I'm involved on a large level and am looking forward to seeing what happens (especially after that ending!).
Forsaken is a mythological tale woven with a powerful love story, fun and relatable characters, and a mysterious undertone. It features action, a boarding school atmosphere, adventure, drama, danger, and complete with supernatural abilities it's a series that will surely rise as it grows. The secrets live on each page and as the reader ventures further into the story the intensity builds. Questions begin to be answered and there are quite a few people that turn out to be just who your gut was telling you they were; but there are those who become more. It is an amazing journey that everyone should check out even if only for Finn and his Holy Hotness ;) I definitely recommend this read!
The mythology and legendary tone of this book is refreshing and made me think back to books like Percy Jackson. Kristen Day takes one of my favorite genres and weaves the beginning to a series that I am excited to be following.
About the AuthorKristen Day is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. She’s been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but she prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
She is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN (Oct 2012), and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). She loves all books, but really enjoys writing young adult, paranormal romances. She’s loved to write for as long as she can remember. Her first published work was her poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, right?) that won her 5 gold stars and a spot in her elementary school's poetry book. That's when her addiction to the written word officially began. She was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay.
When she’s not writing she’s making jewelry, painting, feeding her addiction to sweet tea, watching the Discovery Channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with her amazing husband. She was born in Boone, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Marketing in 2001.
Hosted by the wonderful author is a giveaway for 7 ebook copies of Forsaken!
How awesome is that!?
How awesome is that!?