Across the Darkling Sea – K. Ferrin

Meet Evelyn, our main character. She lives in Brielle, a place where magic is forbidden, but that has never stopped Evelyn. But things take a horrible turn and Evelyn finds out that she is made of magic! She doesn’t get time to fully realise this as she has to run for her life.

Evelyn’s friends have turned against her, her mother tried to kill her, and the place she called home banished her.

Her only hope is on an island, filled with dark magic and dangerous creatures. The place most warlocks call home.

I really loved the concept of this book and the idea. Yet it never grasped me like I hoped it would.
Evelyn is an amazing character for this book, she is innocent, yet very driven and quite likeable overall.

The world building was okay, it wasn’t very detailled, yet this never bothered me while reading. The scenes where everything took place where quite detailled, but still left enough to the imagination of the reader, which I really liked. It was exactly how detailled I want to read books, so that was something I enjoyed a lot.

The only downside was, that I had trouble getting into the book, and after finishing it, I still have no clue why. Maybe because I was expecting something else? I don’t know for sure.

But luckily the unexpected events helped with getting me into the book. Those also made me very curious about its sequel!

I would recommend you this book! Especially because it isn’t so big. It is a perfect book to read while traveling with public transit or so! This because the book is a fairly ‘light’ fantasy! It can be categorised as a young adult, but for the older young adults, since there are some more ‘adultier’ scenes.


I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars



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