Expected to be Published on April 8th 2014
Goodreads Summary: In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.
Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.
Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
My Review: Sea of Shadows is a rich story, with two beautiful heroines, a charming thief, and a dangerous warrior. This series is filled with twists and turns around every corner, and dangerous creatures that were believed to be stories to scare the children.
Moria and Ashyn are two beautiful twin sisters, with golden-red hair and a Hound and Wildcat accompanying them by their side. But in their world, being twins comes with a strange power. Moria is the Keeper, and Ashyn is the seeker, and their job is to take care of the souls of the dead. But when they enter the Forest of the Dead, they see that new creatures are stirring around every corner. And when Shadow Stalkers attack their city, and the sisters get separated, they must find each other, and find refuge away from the dangerous and dark creatures roaming in the night.
I hate saying this, but the beginning of this book was really confusing, which kind of made it boring. But once it picked up, it was so worth bearing through the painful beginning. I instantly fell in love with all the main characters, they are all so different but super interesting. And while there was no action in the beginning, there was tons of it as the story picked up. I was amazed at the cool creatures the author managed to come up with, they seemed impossible but so cool at the same time. And the relationships that were made were honestly just perfect.
As much as I hate cliff-hanger endings, I have to say this one was pretty good. I did not see it coming at all, the author definitely impressed me here!
I definitely recommend this, especially to all the fantasy lovers and the animal lovers. I guarantee you will love this book once you get past the beginning.
Happy Reading <3