Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Kristen Day
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 descendants 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 descendants will forever depend upon it.
About the Author:
I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I've been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA series, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, CHOSEN, HEARKEN, PROVEN (2014).I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school's poetry book. That's when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay.
When I'm not writing I'm making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.
I was captivated by the books cover and series title 'Daughters of the Sea' when I first saw it. The book was an easy read and I enjoyed it. The main character Heather who wants her real name to be Anastasia, but please call her Stasia, started out as a likable girl and then when Finn (hot brooding guy) shows up I started to dislike her. She became to obsessed with him and he did not deserve it. Finn was your typical hot brooding YA guy who has a lot of cheesy lines. I laughed a lot at how cheesy some of the dialogue was. If the author was going for hysterically cheesy then she nailed it if not then sorry to tell her it was over the top at some points. Despite the cheesy dialogue I kept reading because the story was entertaining and action packed. However some of events were a little foreseen, so overkill on the foreshadowing on the authors part. The world building was nice and I feel like the world created will grow amazingly in books to come. I really enjoyed the concept of 'Daughters of the Sea' (I am obviously a water sign!) and the plot kept me reading, so I am going to give book two a try.
I would recommend this book to loves who love Twilight and Hot YA brooding Bad Boys!