Forbidden Sea is my favorite book of 2011 (besides my own, of course), easily catapulting itself onto my list of favorite books of all time. Sheila has a talent for seamlessly weaving beautiful descriptions and metaphors into this fast-paced novel. A few examples: "Despite the dancing sunshine . . . Seeing it now, so empty and dark, caused gossamer strands of sadness to drift over me like webs caught in the wind."
Like Cinderella, Adrianne is basically the mistreated servant of those who should love her. From the book, "They see only with their eyes, and are blinded to the truest treasure that stand before them dressed in the ordinary dust and sweat of a hard life." But unlike Cinderella, Adrianna isn't some damsel in distress waiting to be rescued by the prince. She's scrappy and loyal to a fault.
My only misgiving about the book was the ending felt a little rushed. Still, I'm positive the sequel (ahhh! I WANT!) will wrap things up rather nicely.
Full disclosure: I listened in on a presentation by Sheila and I loved the concept for her book. Thinking it would make a great giveaway book for my blog, I bought a copy.
I burned through the whole thing in one setting. Sorry people. I refuse to give up my white knuckle grip. IT'S MINE. Luckily for you, I told Sheila how much I adored her book and she sent me another to use in a giveaway.
*contest closed* So yes, you have the AMAZING opportunity to own a signed hardcover of this absolutely fantastic book.
Here's how you enter:
- Post somewhere that you're excited about Witch Song OR Forbidden Sea with a backlink to my blog http://www.amberargyle.com/
- Everywhere you post, you get one point.
On Twitter: Two fantastic book's I'm looking forward to: Witch Song by @amberargyle and Forbidden Sea by @sheilaanielson. http://www.amberarygle.blogspot.com/
On Goodreads: Witch Song author Amber Argyle has been gushing about Forbidden Sea, now I have to go read it! http://www.amberarygle.blogspot.com/
On Facebook: @amberargyle and @sheilanielsonauthor should totally do a signing together for Witch Song and Forbidden Sea. http://www.amberarygle.blogspot.com/
TALLY UP YOUR OWN POINTS AND LEAVE LINKS or you will not be counted.