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 prophesied to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.
Sadly, this was one that I did not finish. While the book has a great premise, I had a really hard time getting into this one. There were many time when I was confused about what was going on, but mainly, I just didn’t care. And that is the biggest problem with this book. I did not care what was going on, and I just ended up setting it down.
I’m not even sure I can pin point why I lost interest. A lot of it had to do with the characters. Hannah just seemed whiny to me, and her adopted family—did they just adopt her to feel better about themselves? Because they sure didn’t seem to care about her from what I read of the book. I barely made it to The House of Lorelai before I gave up to move on to the other books on my tbr pile. Maybe I gave up on this too soon, because it seems like there were several people who enjoyed this book, but it did not do it for me.
I received an arc copy of this book from Mark My Words Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 2/5 stars
[Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1), by Kristen Day (Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly) 348 pp., $12.99]