When the Sea is Rising Red
After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend Ilven kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she... show more
After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend Ilven kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven's death has called out of the sea a dangerous wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg's caste system, and the whole city along with it.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Young Adult Paranormal
Series: Hobverse (#1)
Different. the lead, her troubles, their world... taken together there's nothing quite like this, partly given how magic is wove into it; mostly for the world it's set in; and a little bit for the connections made.The world will enthrall you. Her society is structured with the Houses, both high and ...
I really enjoyed this original fantasy: the strong female protagonist, the world the author created (with quite funny Afrikaans words thrown in to build the world), the darkness and the adventure. I look forward to reading the next one.
Review posted here: http://sugarandsnark.co.za/?p=4986Felicita lives in a world where the elite can do magic. They are addicted to something called scriv which awakens the magic within themselves. But she decides that a life with her family always planning her every move and an arranged marriage is ...
The sea is rising, one two three,What will that get for Ivy and me?Pelim House gave us bones.Pelim House gave us stones.When the sea is rising red,All of Pelim will drop dead.Imagine these lines as a "fast and vicious" skipping rhyme. Then imagine that your family name is Pelim.Pelim Felicia was bor...
Not a massive fan of the story overall but the way in which it was told and the world in which it all took place was utterly magical. That and I considerably liked the main character and her realistic strength. She wasnt some super-woman, neither was she a mary-sue looking to be rescued and I liked ...