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S at odds what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds? Told from alternating perspectives this epic fairy tale retelling is a romantic and heart wrenching story about the complications of sisterhood the uncompromising nature of magic and the cost of redempti Rating 3 StarsI did not get as engrossed into this book as much as the first one but it did thankfully get intense and pick up at the end of book 50 years have passed since Evie killed her best friend Anna and was transformed into a half human half octopus creature in order to survive Nick is now long dead and his grand son also named Nicholas is about to take the throne Like years before a girl falls for this Nick Only one problem She is a mermaid and he is human Desperate to be with him she comes to Evie in order to make an exchange so she can become human Evie now the feared sea witch sees herself in this little mermaid She agrees to help Alia giving her legs in exchange for her voice She has faith that this girl with her stunning beauty will be able to win the prince's heart before the sun sets on the fourth day But Alia's sister Runa knows better She knows Nick can't love her in the way Alia needs in order to stay a human and not dissolve into sea foam Runa makes her own deal with Evie and tells Alia she must kill Nick with the knife from the sea witch and sprinkle his blood on her toes in order to become human again Alia refuses and Runa has no choice than to trade her tail for legs She refuses to let Alia die Alia almost fulfills the bargain but pulls her hands away from the dagger at the last second leaving Runa to sink the knife into his heart The now King Nicholas bleeds out and dies while his new bride Sophie screams for help Runa and Alia barely escape but it is still too late for Alia and she dissolves into sea foam Runa devastated is startled when a familiar figure appears He is the dead king's cousin by law Will Runa is at first convinced he was there to capture her and take her to the palace to be tried but instead does something unexpected He has seen Runa use her magic and had seen Alia die and reveals that he has magic too Runa finding no allies to turn to agrees to follow him to a cottage in the woods There she meets Katrine and Sophie the late kings bride They too possess magic Meanwhile Evie has to hold fast against the Sea King's wrath He knows now that Alia is gone and that Runa can never return to the sea and wants to take it out on Evie Evie being powerful is able to defend herself against him But only for so long as he grows powerful and his lust to start a war with the humans deepens On the shore Runa teaches Sophie Will Katrine and Sophie's handmaiden Annameta on how to strengthen their magic and learn to harness new power through spells They both want to stop the war on land since it will lead to casualties on both land and sea Runa still wants to return to the sea and consults Evie to see if there is a way Evie needs the knife and Nick's ring in order to make the spell Easy enough at first since Sophie has the ring and the knife fell into the ocean But they are aware that their is a traitor in their midst Not until Runa Will and Annameta get captured after Annameta sold them out Sophie rescues them by pretending to be on the enemies side and Annameta confesses how she sold them out for coin and gave Nick's ring to be sold They need the ring in order to stop the Sea King now that is too late for Runa to return to the ocean They get the ring almost getting captured once again and make it to the cove Will is gravely injured by Runa heals him She gets to the edge of the water and throw the ring into the ocean Right at that moment the Sea King has risen an army by using the polypus on the ocean floor that contains the souls of the fallen including Anna and Alia He kills his mother when she tries to stop him leaving Evie momentarily helpless as a bomb is detonated and to come Then Evie sees the ring and with it's power she stops the detonation of bombs and kills the Sea King Now that peace has been restored Evie is now free of her imprisonment and becomes ueen while Runa and her friends must now go into hiding as they are fugitives The might have stopped the war but there is still no peace just yet on land Runa is a character hard to really describe She's got some dimension to her sure but I still feel like it was still hard to connect with her I admired her loyalty to her sisters and her strive to make things right but she still fell flat I guess the best way to describe it is that she read like a background chracter not an MC if that makes any sense But I will give her points for being pretty badass with her extensive knowledge of magic and how she was able to get her and her friends out of life and death situationsThe other MC Evie I felt connection too since she was the main MC in the last book I liked Evie's wit and cunning How she grieved for her lost friend but was able to make the choice to destroy her once and for all for the greater good Now Evie is the sea witch and has many years under her belt Yet she still has a good hold on her humanity and genuinely wants to help Alia and Runa succeed Definitely not the sea witch most of us know and I enjoyed that twistThere's not much to tell about the other characters I liked Sophie's snark and her bravery to turn against her own family to do what she thought was right Her cousin will though was just for love interest really and Annameta was just a source to cause conflict The Sea King was just a nutcase bent on setting war upon the humans and the other mermaid sisters were not in it enough to really know them I did like the old mermaid who was like a mother to Evie she had that sass and spark that I appreciate in older female characters It was a real shame when she died Soyeah that's pretty much all I can really say character wiseThe plot started off strong in the beginning with the tale that we all know of a mermaid trading her voice to win the heart of a prince But like the original tale of the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen she fails to kill the prince and dissolves into sea foam But thankfully it strayed away from the original plot of the story and started the story of Runa But that's when the pacing started to slow and there were some boring chapters of just Runa training the others on magic I found myself stopping the audio and not going back to it until a day or two later since I was just too bored Then it finally got interesting when the whole plan was set in motion to end the war and I plowed through the last few chapters pretty uickly I will have to say though that I wish there wasn't the romance of Runa and Will it was so unneeded for the plot and just seemed like it was just added in there for romance sake Not the first time I have gotten annoyed with romance in a book and romance in general Guess I'll just have to keep on the search for a YA book that has little to no romance sighAnyway It could have been better but I would definitely still recommend these two books just because Sea Witch was so well done

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“The Little Mermaid” takes a twisted turn in this thrilling seuel to villainess origin story Sea Witch as the forces of land and sea clash in an epic battle for freedom redemption and true love Runa will not let her twin sister die Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a sh Edited to update that the prize has been given away Thank you so much to those of you who pre ordered reuested from your library picked it up on a whim etc I'm so very happy to have you all as readers Hey GR fam I hope you're as excited about Sea Witch Rising coming out soon as I am I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that if you preorder you can get a signed bookplate and Sea Witch RisingThrow Like a girl postcard from me as well as be entered in a drawing to win a grand prize package ofA signed copy of Sea Witch RisingTarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides Good Vibes eyeshadow paletteTentacle penMermaid socksWhat’s Kraken? magnetRifle Paper Co mermaid notebook and mermaid pinSend your proof of preorder receipt preferred shipping address and full name to seawitchpreorder at gmailcom International and book box entries OK See my Instagram account shhenning for pics of the prizes and for updates XOXOX Buttermilk Graffiti in this thrilling seuel to villainess origin story Sea Witch as the forces of land and sea clash Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink in an epic battle for freedom redemption and true love Runa will not let her twin sister die Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a sh Edited to update that the prize has been given away Thank you so much to those of you who pre ordered reuested from your library picked Pantaleon y Las Visitadoras it up on a whim etc I'm so very happy to have you all as readers Hey GR fam I hope you're as excited about Sea Witch Rising coming out soon as I am I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that Ni Un Jefe Más. Quiero tener mi negocio y ser mi propio jefe. Secretos para independizarse: Cómo un Emprendedor Exitoso. Cómo crear una empresa exitosa. Cómo emprender e iniciar un negocio rentable if you preorder you can get a signed bookplate and Sea Witch RisingThrow Like a girl postcard from me as well as be entered No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) in a drawing to win a grand prize package ofA signed copy of Sea Witch RisingTarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides Good Vibes eyeshadow paletteTentacle penMermaid socksWhat’s Kraken? magnetRifle Paper Co mermaid notebook and mermaid pinSend your proof of preorder receipt preferred shipping address and full name to seawitchpreorder at gmailcom International and book box entries OK See my Instagram account shhenning for pics of the prizes and for updates XOXOX

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Ot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her And his rejection will literally kill her unless Runa intervenesUnder the sea Evie craves her own freedom but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will reuire an exchange she may not be willing to make With their hearts’ desire This was so freaking good Sea Witch Rising did not fall to the second book syndrome THANK YOU BABY JESUS I will admit that I was hesitant at first to dive into it because the first book was so freaking good but I can gladly say that I wasn't disappointed one bit The mermaids are bad ass and I love them allOkay so this one is about a bond between two sisters Alia Runa They are twins and one is out to save the other Honestly definitely got some little mermaid vibes but it was also different as well? It was also a bit heartbreaking to hear what Alia went through just for love and then to have Runa fight tooth and nail to try and save herBesides all of that everything was a wild and fantastic ride I loved everything about this world and Runa Then there's Evie and my head was exploding with so much excitement The ending definitely got me and I'm desperately hoping that I get a third book PRETTY PLEASE?? I need from this world


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  1. says:

    Original review but like why 90% of Sea Witch was fillerThe Good– Lovely prose in the first 13– Begins on a promising note– Some strong scenes at the beginning and end– Unlike Sea Witch plot actually happens– Setting Denmark well establishedThe Bad– Prose dissolves into half assed mediocrity after beginning– Henning struggles to introduce her elements and characters in a meaningful and impactful way– U boatmine plot feels like an afterthought– Secondary characters undeveloped and poorly characterized– Elements of mermaid culture make NO SENSE– Struggles to pick an internal theme– Lots of telling over showingSea Witch Rising promises a story about sisterhood—Sisterhood is the strongest magic after all Instead Henning delivers a room temperature actionromanceStorySea Witch Rising starts off on a promising note—in contrast to the first book it actually has a plot and an interesting one too the power of sisterhood Runa will go to any lengths and cut any deal with the sea witch—Evie—to save her foolish twin sister from the death which awaits her if she can't kiss or kill Prince Niklas within four daysThere's many ways to play this In trying to save Alia will Runa drive a permanent wedge between them? Will she save Alia at an unthinkable cost? Will the girls struggle but ultimately repair their bond? The simple scenario is ripe for possible tension and painInstead Henning uietly smothers the sister storyline in its sleep and begins a weak second arc In painfully simple plot progression Runa works with the cute and nice but bland Will to train a small coven of witches to destroy Havnestad's U boat program In the background Evie watches as the sea king spurned by the disappearance of the twins and running out of the magic drug he's addicted to whips his subject into a frenzy to wreak war on landA big part of Sea Witch Rising's problem is that Henning struggles to introduce her elements in a natural and meaningful way and often relies on telling over showing instead By beginning after Alia's already left for the surface Runa is left to convince us of her sister's importance with lots of meaningless I don't know what I'd do without my sister lines to convince us after the fact instead of cementing their bond before the spell Instead of showcasing mines wounding mermaids near the beginning or mermaids suffering a close call with a U boat we're left with a halfhearted Oh those are bad Very bad Very very bad We must destroy themIt's incredibly weak and unconvincingThe long stretch of middle was the hardest to get through None of the characters are developed enough for it to be enticing and the is plot is reduced to a simple point by point progression—Runa helps train the witches; Runa talks to her sisters; Runa heads out on the mission—riddled with Runa's internal monologues and lacking cohesive theme or meaning It feels a lot like Henning had a couple scenes in mind she really wanted to write then half assed filling in the rest of the book and plot so those scenes could make senseEvie's part of the story told in sparse chapters was ultimately fulfilling Her inevitable showdown with the sea king was deeply satisfying as was the build up to it on both land and in the sea as the king drives dead fish up onto shore pummels the land with storms and grows increasingly desperateHenning does a decent job on individual settings her descriptions ranging from okay I've got the gist to vivid But when it comes to the world at large although her research into historical Denmark seems solid her world building for the sea realm makes absolutely no sense Merfolk are described as doing very human things despite living underwater such as drinking ale and writing on paper The only difference is that they're spelled so they function underwater Why why would merpeople go out of their way to spell things to mimic human life when they could develop their own culture? Why spell ale to remain bottled when they could waft it past their fins or breathe it in? Why ale at all? Plenty of animals intake mind and state altering substances Moreover other authors have taken the time to think and develop alternatives Why be so lazy and uncreative? The whole point of writing fantasy is to develop these thingsCharactersEvie and Runa are developed decently enough in the beginning but Runa's character becomes muddled halfway through Both were likeable and easy to support in their goals but neither elicited a particularly strong emotional reaction Runa's chapters in particularly simply lack a reason to keep reading them there's never any tension no edge of your seat moments no romance no real connections with the other characters Her goals are short sighted and her internal conflicts are weak and unfocused We don't what Runa as a character wants or needsAs touched on above Henning simply hasn't written any key moments between Runa and other characters—like Will and Sophie—to build their relationships give meaning to them or develop them as characters and while there are some attempts at characterization—Katrine and her lion's mane of hair—it's mostly shallow Will is the most consistent in characterization and the character Runa is closest to but their budding relationship is room temperature at bestThere was certainly the space to develop these characters At 89000 words Sea Witch Rising isn't running long at all and a good deal of the middle when Runa is prone to long bouts of stating the obvious in telling over showing internal monologues is easily replaced with a heart to heart with Sophie and her feelings on her arranged marriage or a scene in which Will and Runa or Sophie and Runa need to rely on each otherWriting StyleHenning's writing style starts off clear readable and effective with few weak spots She conveys specific moods scenes and feelings to the reader with smart word choices and graceful prose It's not without its weak spots some weak and filter words a few too many that's but it does its job well But by the middle of the book it's fallen apart completely Sentence structure is a mess Henning abuses telling over showing words like feel and know and weak choices like make are abound Dialogue is accompanied by unnecessary adverbs and long unwieldy action tags where sharp characterization should serve to distinguish charactersThemes and RepresentationIt's hard to tell which is an intended theme in Sea Witch Rising and what's a throwaway line The blurb tells me it's supposed to be about redemption freedom and true love Freedom I understand Sort of It mostly comes in heavy handed at the end But there are so many half hearted things thrown around I would never pin redemption as a specific theme And true love? Pfft Where? With whom?Besides the time Alia spends mute there wasn't really any attempt at representation There was room for Sophie and Runa to discuss their roles as daughters of powerful men expected to give up their autonomy to build his power but it's not than a throwaway thought in the first halfRecommended ForSea Witch Rising is shallow unfocused and underwhelming It's not actively bad—it's just not good I have a hard time finding reasons to recommend it since it lacks the things people read books forThe power of sisterhood angle is a bust The romance angle is a bust—Will is nice but he and Runa share no strong scenes and only know each other for four days There's no swooning no banter no deep connections The prose is lovely but only for the first third before it disintegrates into mediocrity More book reviews at Feathered Turtle Press


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    Edited to update that the prize has been given away Thank you so much to those of you who pre ordered reuested from your library picked it up on a whim etc I'm so very happy to have you all as readers Hey GR fam I hope you're as excited about Sea Witch Rising coming out soon as I am I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that if you preorder you can get a signed bookplate and Sea Witch RisingThrow Like a girl postcard from me as well as be entered in a drawing to win a grand prize package ofA signed copy of Sea Witch RisingTarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides Good Vibes eyeshadow paletteTentacle penMermaid socksWhat’s Kraken? magnetRifle Paper Co mermaid notebook and mermaid pinSend your proof of preorder receipt preferred shipping address and full name to seawitchpreorder at gmailcom International and book box entries OK See my Instagram account shhenning for pics of the prizes and for updates XOXOX


  3. says:

    Read my interview with Sarah Henning here YA FantasyType Standalone Book 2 of Sea Witch seriesPOV First Person – Dual FemaleRating Alia was willing to do anything for the man she loved With the infamous Sea Witch’s help she walked on land to prove it But it was an impossible task without risking the conseuences and her twin sister Runa would not allow that to happen if she could help it This book is significantly different from book 1 While book 1 focused on the main characters this one involved a bigger perspective that included both kingdoms and the world Runa always trying to fix and heal things Unafraid to sacrifice her needs and wants or even herself for another I loved that it has a lot of actions and big scale magic but I thought because of the wider story arc I felt a bit less connected to the new characters Thankfully as the story progressed to critical points in the characters’ lives I started to feel for them and their plights “Alia listen to me I didn’t sacrifice my voice no But I did make a deal with the witch” She pulls back and points a finger to her chest For me “Always for you Without you there is no me” The bond between the sisters was heartening but also heartbreaking with what they were willing to do for each other I liked how different they were but each with similar goals with their own way to achieve it I also liked how the ending is open for a future adventure Sea Witch Rising is a story of true love and sacrifices It would appeal to readers looking for fairytale retelling from a different perspective Note Each book is standalone and book 2 included some background story but I don't recommend reading it on its own because you wouldn't be able to fully appreciate certain characters dynamic Books in the series For reviewsrevealsgiveaways visit


  4. says:

    This was so freaking good Sea Witch Rising did not fall to the second book syndrome THANK YOU BABY JESUS I will admit that I was hesitant at first to dive into it because the first book was so freaking good but I can gladly say that I wasn't disappointed one bit The mermaids are bad ass and I love them allOkay so this one is about a bond between two sisters Alia Runa They are twins and one is out to save the other Honestly definitely got some little mermaid vibes but it was also different as well? It was also a bit heartbreaking to hear what Alia went through just for love and then to have Runa fight tooth and nail to try and save herBesides all of that everything was a wild and fantastic ride I loved everything about this world and Runa Then there's Evie and my head was exploding with so much excitement The ending definitely got me and I'm desperately hoping that I get a third book PRETTY PLEASE?? I need from this world


  5. says:

    THIS IS NOW A THING yasss mami gimme


  6. says:

    1 Sea Witch ★★★☆☆To be fair I didn't want a seuel and I read it anyway I gave 35 stars to Sea Witch but the story here just didn't hold my attention This is for me just another case of a standalone turned into a book series when it should have been left aloneEven though I didn't want a seuel I was still curious after all I liked Sea Witch like I said This book follows directly after the epilogue that wasn't my favorite part of Sea Witch either you must really wonder why I picked this book and I just didn't care much about what was happening The story of Evie aka the Sea Witch is the one that was interesting to me and I read her story in the first book Here she has a role too but it felt like Evie was only here to tell the story of the two twin sisters Alia and Runa since Alia is the one who made a deal with Evie in the epilogue of the first bookSisterhood is usually something I absolutely love in a story It means a lot to me and in my reviews for several books I said that my favorite part was the love between siblings But here the bond between those sisters feels very strong one minute and ridiculous after How am I supposed to believe that Runa loves her twin sister than anything and anyone else in the world when she get over her in two minutes because oh look a boy The magic system and the politics didn't make much sense it was very confusing and felt like a filler than anything else at times In conclusion let's just try to remember the first book as a standalone all right?


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    Rating 3 StarsI did not get as engrossed into this book as much as the first one but it did thankfully get intense and pick up at the end of book 50 years have passed since Evie killed her best friend Anna and was transformed into a half human half octopus creature in order to survive Nick is now long dead and his grand son also named Nicholas is about to take the throne Like years before a girl falls for this Nick Only one problem She is a mermaid and he is human Desperate to be with him she comes to Evie in order to make an exchange so she can become human Evie now the feared sea witch sees herself in this little mermaid She agrees to help Alia giving her legs in exchange for her voice She has faith that this girl with her stunning beauty will be able to win the prince's heart before the sun sets on the fourth day But Alia's sister Runa knows better She knows Nick can't love her in the way Alia needs in order to stay a human and not dissolve into sea foam Runa makes her own deal with Evie and tells Alia she must kill Nick with the knife from the sea witch and sprinkle his blood on her toes in order to become human again Alia refuses and Runa has no choice than to trade her tail for legs She refuses to let Alia die Alia almost fulfills the bargain but pulls her hands away from the dagger at the last second leaving Runa to sink the knife into his heart The now King Nicholas bleeds out and dies while his new bride Sophie screams for help Runa and Alia barely escape but it is still too late for Alia and she dissolves into sea foam Runa devastated is startled when a familiar figure appears He is the dead king's cousin by law Will Runa is at first convinced he was there to capture her and take her to the palace to be tried but instead does something unexpected He has seen Runa use her magic and had seen Alia die and reveals that he has magic too Runa finding no allies to turn to agrees to follow him to a cottage in the woods There she meets Katrine and Sophie the late kings bride They too possess magic Meanwhile Evie has to hold fast against the Sea King's wrath He knows now that Alia is gone and that Runa can never return to the sea and wants to take it out on Evie Evie being powerful is able to defend herself against him But only for so long as he grows powerful and his lust to start a war with the humans deepens On the shore Runa teaches Sophie Will Katrine and Sophie's handmaiden Annameta on how to strengthen their magic and learn to harness new power through spells They both want to stop the war on land since it will lead to casualties on both land and sea Runa still wants to return to the sea and consults Evie to see if there is a way Evie needs the knife and Nick's ring in order to make the spell Easy enough at first since Sophie has the ring and the knife fell into the ocean But they are aware that their is a traitor in their midst Not until Runa Will and Annameta get captured after Annameta sold them out Sophie rescues them by pretending to be on the enemies side and Annameta confesses how she sold them out for coin and gave Nick's ring to be sold They need the ring in order to stop the Sea King now that is too late for Runa to return to the ocean They get the ring almost getting captured once again and make it to the cove Will is gravely injured by Runa heals him She gets to the edge of the water and throw the ring into the ocean Right at that moment the Sea King has risen an army by using the polypus on the ocean floor that contains the souls of the fallen including Anna and Alia He kills his mother when she tries to stop him leaving Evie momentarily helpless as a bomb is detonated and to come Then Evie sees the ring and with it's power she stops the detonation of bombs and kills the Sea King Now that peace has been restored Evie is now free of her imprisonment and becomes ueen while Runa and her friends must now go into hiding as they are fugitives The might have stopped the war but there is still no peace just yet on land Runa is a character hard to really describe She's got some dimension to her sure but I still feel like it was still hard to connect with her I admired her loyalty to her sisters and her strive to make things right but she still fell flat I guess the best way to describe it is that she read like a background chracter not an MC if that makes any sense But I will give her points for being pretty badass with her extensive knowledge of magic and how she was able to get her and her friends out of life and death situationsThe other MC Evie I felt connection too since she was the main MC in the last book I liked Evie's wit and cunning How she grieved for her lost friend but was able to make the choice to destroy her once and for all for the greater good Now Evie is the sea witch and has many years under her belt Yet she still has a good hold on her humanity and genuinely wants to help Alia and Runa succeed Definitely not the sea witch most of us know and I enjoyed that twistThere's not much to tell about the other characters I liked Sophie's snark and her bravery to turn against her own family to do what she thought was right Her cousin will though was just for love interest really and Annameta was just a source to cause conflict The Sea King was just a nutcase bent on setting war upon the humans and the other mermaid sisters were not in it enough to really know them I did like the old mermaid who was like a mother to Evie she had that sass and spark that I appreciate in older female characters It was a real shame when she died Soyeah that's pretty much all I can really say character wiseThe plot started off strong in the beginning with the tale that we all know of a mermaid trading her voice to win the heart of a prince But like the original tale of the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen she fails to kill the prince and dissolves into sea foam But thankfully it strayed away from the original plot of the story and started the story of Runa But that's when the pacing started to slow and there were some boring chapters of just Runa training the others on magic I found myself stopping the audio and not going back to it until a day or two later since I was just too bored Then it finally got interesting when the whole plan was set in motion to end the war and I plowed through the last few chapters pretty uickly I will have to say though that I wish there wasn't the romance of Runa and Will it was so unneeded for the plot and just seemed like it was just added in there for romance sake Not the first time I have gotten annoyed with romance in a book and romance in general Guess I'll just have to keep on the search for a YA book that has little to no romance sighAnyway It could have been better but I would definitely still recommend these two books just because Sea Witch was so well done


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    This review can also be found on my blogCW loss grief loss of a loved one and war1 Sea Witch – 45As this is a seuel and directly picks up where the first book ends there will be spoilers for the first book in this review I don’t really want to dance around what happened and try not to give big spoilers away for this Got it? Good Sorry y’all who haven’t read this fantastic series but maybe it’ll give you a jump on reading it?So as I said this picks up immediately after the last book Hell the prologue in this is the very last chapter of the first book Here’s a uick summary of the ending for those who need it Evie saves Nik’s life with magic at the sacrifice of her own She’s dying in the sea but with some magical help she takes the life of an octopus becoming the Sea Witch as we know her Decades have passed The mermaids are frightened of her But one mermaid comes looking to be turned into a human so she can win the love of a boy Nik’s grandson also named Nik; these damn royals right? And Evie does that for her stealing her voice and giving her days to win his love without itThat’s where the story endsThe mermaid’s name is Alia and she’s one of the king’s daughters Except she has a twin Runa who knows that she can’t do this and doesn’t want her sister to die She makes her own deal with Evie to go up to the top and to help her sister in any way necessaryThe heart of this story like the last is sisterly love and the bond between siblings It was beautiful to read that I’m really loving all of these books that are coming out with that as its big focus and a huge theme that it deals with The relationship Runa and Alia have in the book was so believable They love each other to pieces and would do anything for the other but they also hate each other at timesAlso this book is about Evie Runa is one perspective — and the one that dominates the book — but Evie also gets a say Sarah said that this book because I was lucky enough to see her speak on the night this released is about those who are left behind Runa was left behind by Alia Evie was left behind by everyone because everyone she loves has now died And it’s about the two of them in their own way coming into themselvesIt’s also about finding people In the human world Runa finds people that are like her And they band together to try to make things right after the plan goes horribly wrong It doesn’t help that it’s the dawn of World War One and everything’s about to get fucked anywaysAnd WWI is a big part of this story It’s something motivating the merpeople and definitely Runa’s father It took me a while to realize that her father was the same one That means that Runa has the same father that Anna did after her adoption by the merpeople The timeline really messed with me in this story It took me a while to actually get down the relationships and that people were basically the same from the first book Kind of confused me for a while until I got it downAnother thing that didn’t work for me is the characterization of Runa’s father It just didn’t sit right with me for some reason It felt unbelievable And I never uite got the reason why he had become like this It never felt adeuately explained to me As the book went on it became central to the plot And I still never got it It confuses me still I’m pretty sure I’d catch it whenever I reread it but that was one major part of the story that didn’t work for meI’m also glad to report that unlike the first book romance isn’t very central to the story It’s there of course but this book has a lot action than the first one I liked that it had action The story went faster and my eyes didn’t glaze over like they do with romanceThe ending was a really good one During Sarah’s talk she kept saying that there’s no other book in the works but that this one is being called a Sea Witch novel so that means there’s always a chance that will come out Personally that makes me excited The ending closed off the plot for this book but left it open enough for to come in the future It’d be interesting to see something set in contemporary timesOverall another great book by Sarah Henning I highly recommend you check her out because she has amazing books and eually amazing projects that are in the works


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    Buddy read with KirstyBookwormRating 35 starsAs you will see in my review for book 1 I absolutely adored it however book 2 I didn't feel lived up to my high expectationsSea Witch Rising follows the story of Runa and Alia the Sea King's mermaid twins A year ago Alia saved the human boy prince from drowning and has ever since been in madly in love with him knowing a relationship between them is impossible with her living under the sea Alia makes a magical deal with the Sea Witch to give her four days on land to make the prince fall in love with her and share a true loves kiss Only Alia has to forfeit her voice as a condition of the contractUpon discovering her sister missing Runa approaches the Sea Witch to discover if there is any way to get her sister back There is no love lost between the Witch and Runa yet the Witch gives her the chance to go on land under her own magical contract to try and help her sister The difference is if Runa fails she becomes human forever but if Alia fails she will die and become nothingI loved the new characters as much as I did in the previous book I feel like my issue with this one lies with the book feeling way longer than what it needs to be I'd say the last third of the book felt dragged out without a much happening with it mainly focusing on Runa's love interest I didn't feel like this was needed in the book as Runa has always been the sister to hate the 'land dwellers' and main focus is getting back home to the sea kingdom As its a tale about sisters I felt the lack of emotion from Runa towards the end of the book to be hugely lacking There is all sorts of new plot lines thrown in that made it feel a little messy and not thought throughOverall the book was still a good read I would probably have given this stars had the first one not been so amazing Runa was definitely the best part of this book I enjoyed her chapters than I did Evie's her character was very well developed and she proved to be a good strong protagonist My final thought is I feel like this sits well as a duology and no but you could also get away with reading the first book only


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    I was stuck between giving 2 stars or 3 stars and settled on 3 and that's being generoussigh deeply disappointed I very much enjoyed the first book and had high hopes for book two Book two was so far from a follow on from book one I had to uestion whether I was reading a Duology Firstly book two is set in a modern time with cars and guns and submarines grumble secondly this books appears to be about witches than mermaids with a little magic grumble continues I was very much enjoying my mermaid theme this year and Sea witch Rising has swiftly ended thatI hoped to have had of Evie the so called sea witch but she did very little to be honest grumblesTo be honest I was bored Bored bloody stiff 80% of this book was just filler stuff that didn't need to be added Stuff that didn't need to happen and stuff that I didn't particularly care aboutUggghhh I can't even care enough to grumble about this book any longer3 over generous stars 🌟 🌟 🌟


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