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Title:
Rogue wave
Author:
Donnelly, Jennifer, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
Physical Description:
313 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Summary:
As Serafina uncovers more clues about the talismans, Neela ventures into a sea dragon's nest, and Ling learns the identity of their foe.
General Note:
Sequel to: Deep blue.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
HL 620 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 10.0 171475.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.5 17 Quiz: 65794.
ISBN:
9781423182009
Format :
Book

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Summary

Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled-powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six.

Serafina believes her talisman was buried with an old shipwreck. While researching its location, she is almost discovered by a death rider patrol led by someone familiar. . . . The pain of seeing him turned traitor is devastating.

Neela travels to Matali to warn her parents of the grave threat facing their world. But they find her story outlandish; a sign that she needs to be confined to her chamber for rest and recovery. She escapes and travels to Kandina, where her talisman is in the possession of fearsome razormouth dragons.

As they hunt for their talismans, both Serafina and Neela find reserves of courage and cunning they didn't know they possessed. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal, as shocking as a rogue wave.


Author Notes

Jennifer Donnelly was born in Port Chester, New York in 1963. She majored in English literature and European history at the University of Rochester. Her books for adults include The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. She is also the author of a picture book for children entitled Humble Pie and several young adult novels including Revolution and These Shallow Graves. A Northern Light was awarded Britain's Carnegie Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction, and a Michael L. Printz Honor.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

After Sera learns about her destiny at the end of Deep Blue (2014), she and the other mermaids depart to track down the mystical talismans that will help them defeat Abbadon, a monster with the power to destroy the world's oceans. Sera and Neela separately return to their kingdoms only to discover that Traho's nefarious control extends farther than they ever imagined, while simultaneously using their newfound magic skills and knowledge of their realm's history to figure out where the talismans are hidden. Donnelly's rich world building is as enticing as ever, though much of the plot seems like stage setting for the forthcoming trilogy ender. Additionally, certain elements of Sera's ocean life are baffling how does a mermaid drink hot tea from a cup underwater, for instance? Most readers probably won't mind that quibble, however, and will instead immerse themselves in the twisty tale of betrayal, intrigue, and steamy romance. A compelling cliff-hanger ending will likely guarantee interest in the next volume. Familiarity with the first book is a must.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Donnelly continues the story of the mermaid Serafina and her friends in an undersea world remarkably like our own. Following the events from Deep Blue (Disney-Hyperion, 2014), Serafina is still reeling from the deaths of her royal parents and the betrayal of her fiancé. She summons the strength to search for the six magical talismans that once belonged to the Six Who Ruled, powerful mages who governed the lost empire of Atlantis. Serafina had joined forces with five other mermaids in the previous volume, and each mermaid is now seeking the talismans that the protagonist is convinced will help keep their underwater world from being destroyed. A kind of magic allows the merls (girls) to communicate with one another, and the story focuses mainly on Serafina and her best friend, girly-girl mermaid Neela, as they each try to find one of the talismans. Along the way, Serafina encounters her fiancé and discovers that his betrayal was not what it seemed. Although the story has all the features of a Disney movie, the characters are likable and suspense and romance abound. The biggest challenge for readers may be the use of "mermish," the language of the mermaids. A 13-page glossary is appended. However, be warned: most of the words refer to people and places instead of terms, which can be confusing. If readers can get past that, they will find a well-trod story line with appealing protagonists. VERDICT Recommended as a second purchase where the first volume is popular.-Kathy Kirchoefer, Henderson County Public Library, NC (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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