Monday, March 12, 2012

Lucy

Lucy (Daughters of the Sea, 3) by Kathryn Lasky, 2012. 320 pages. Published by Scholastic. Source: Publisher for review (requested).
A choice between love and survival . . .Lucy's family is excited to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her minister father is pleased to preside over such a prestigious congregation, and his social-climbing wife is ecstatic at the chance to find a rich husband for her daughter.Yet Lucy wants nothing to do with the Bar Harbor social scene; she's simply excited to spend the summer by the sea, watching the waves from her favorite spot on the cliff. Despite having never gone swimming, Lucy feels an intense connection to the ocean, and meets a handsome ship-builder who shows Lucy a world she's never known, yet somehow always longed for.However, her mother will stop at nothing to keep Lucy and the ship builder apart, even if it means throwing Lucy into the arms of a wealthy man with a dangerous secret. Can Lucy break free and embrace her destiny as a daughter of the sea? Or is she doomed to waste away in a gilded cage, slowly dying of a broken heart?
First Sentence:
Majorie Snow, wife of the Reverend Stephen Snow, peered into the bedroom of her daughter, Lucy.
Daughters of the Sea is one series gets better and better with each book that comes out, and as the mystery of the three sisters and their past unravels.

To say I was excited at the prospect of reading Lucy would be an understatement since I absolutely loved the first two books in the series. So, I'll try to do it justice with this review.

One of the things that really pulled me into Lucy was the that I finally learned a little more about the Laws of Salt that were mentioned in the last book. It is definitely interesting that as the series progresses and the sisters learn more about themselves and their past, the reader to learns about the various stories of the girls' lives.
I thought that Ms. Lasky did an excellent job of keeping the story moving along, and advancing plot lines from one book to the next. I really liked that even though book three was mainly about Lucy and her discovery of what she truly is was not the sole focus of the book and that Hannah and May both played fairly big roles in the book.
I also really enjoyed reading more about the "Laws of Salt" and am really excited to see where that line will go in the next book...especially since it will probably mean that the girls would have to decide where their feelings/hearts lie and what they will ultimately choose.

Must surprising part of Lucy would have to be the end. It ended in a cliffhanger that left Lucy's very life and future in jeopardy and all because person decided to use her as a scapegoat for their own crime. Yes, I am totally teasing y'all with the big things that happened in Lucy.

What I really liked about Lucy-the newest daughter of the sea- was her personality, and the way that the author brought her character to life. I found Lucy to have some pretty admirable character traits. One of the things I was most in was to see how Lucy would react to the designs that her parents had for her future. I liked that as she was willing to stand up for what she wanted and was not going to let them one use her for their own plans.
Mr and Mrs Snow, goodness gracious they were absolutely horrid! Although Mr. Snow was quite horrid, Mrs. Snow took the cake because she was nothing more than a social climber of the worst kind, but what she did near the end of the book, to poor Lucy was just dreadful.What really made the Snow's such bad parents would have to be that they actually did not seem to really care about what was best for Lucy, especially the way that the went about things.

The one thing that made Lucy better then the previous books in the series would have to be how you got to know Hannah, May, and Lucy a little better then and that their relationship was explored a little more. While I did like Hannah and May, Lucy was by far my favorite of the three and the one whose story I look forward to learning more about in the next book, especially after the way things ended for her.

Okay, so while I absolutely loved reading Lucy, the one thing I did not like about this book was Lucy's parents. They were absolutely horrid and such a poor example of what minister...or any person religious or not should behave.

Final Verdict: Lucy a beautifully written story, filled with mystery and the right amount of romantic interest.

Lucy earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.
Daughters of the Sea:
Hannah
May
Lucy

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