Mundie Moms

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Review/Blog Tour- The Eternal Sea

Published by Scholastic
To Be Released on June 1st, 2011
Source- ARC from publisher for blog tour/published book for review
4.5 stars- I really enjoyed

Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .

After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Ocar's could be in grave danger (quoted from Goodreads)

The Eternal Sea is a fantastic sequel to Angie's debut Everlasting. I was completely surprised with how quickly I was taken right back into the story. There's more danger, deceit and a well written love triangle that left me just as confused as Camille.

The Eternal Sea picks up right where Everlasting ends. I liked that this story has more of a edge to it and it's a little bit darker than Everlasting. There's a darker side to the legend surrounding the stones that's revealed, and Camille begins to understand that her actions at the end of Everlasting have serious consequences. Within the few pages Angie thrust me right back into Camille's world, as she struggles with her feelings for Oscar, and why he's acting so strange and to make matters more confusing, Randall arrives. That's just the beginning of Camille's adventures.

The characters are just as fabulous as they were in Everlasting. I thought Angie did a great job at showing Camille's inner struggle from her guilt, her keeping things from Randall, and her struggles with her decisions and her feelings for Oscar and Randall. She became more relatable to me. Randall and Oscar were two characters that I felt torn between, though I'll admit I really loved Randall this time around. His character has grown the most for me, and become more in-depth. I felt that all three characters had so much to endure that allowed me to understand them more on some level.

There are many things I love about this series. The unique paranormal elements, the magic, the well written romance, the setting, the time period and of course the adventure on the high seas. There is a lot of action, danger and the suspense is one of the things that makes Angie's books so hard to put down. If you haven't already read Everlasting, I suggest reading it before you pick up The Eternal Sea. Just in time for your summer reading, I highly recommend picking up this fantastic historical fiction. On a side note, can I say how much I love the cover. This cover is a perfect fit for the story, with the illustrations and the coloring. It really sets the tone for the story.


  1. Next on my TBR!!! I can hardly wait to delve into the series!

  2. Great review! I loved the first book and can't wait to check this one out :)

  3. Sophie- You will LOVE this series!!

    Kelsey- Thank you. This is such a great sequel to Everlasting. I think you'll love it.