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I don’t read many books about historical fiction but I loved this book. May is book #2 in the daughters of the sea book. I didn’t really enjoy the first one in the series but I absolutely loved this one.

May is growing up in the 1800’s as the lighthouse daughter. The book starts out with the father finding May out in the sea and bringing her back to his wife.( By the title of series you pretty much tell that it’s a mermaid tale)

May has wanted to go swimming ever since she was little but her parents forbid it. Until one day she found out why her dad said no. She grew a tail in the water. Throughout the whole book you saw her feeling lost and empty there was something missing. She found her missing sister and the felt better but not complete. They are still missing a sister. There are three of them.

The characters in this book felt so real. I loved the relationship between her and her father even after she found out he wasn’t her real father. I was horrified at how the mother (Zeeba) acted throughout this whole book. I felt like punching her and telling her to suck it up.

Then there was Rudd, he was such a creep and then near the end of the book I found out what he was really after. He made me so aggravated. Then the relationship between May and Hugh was so romantic.

I finished May in a couple of hours and I didn’t want to finish reading it. I wanted to know what happened after the book ended. Now I can’t wait to read the third book in the series. I hope I find out when it comes out soon.

5/5 stars


Stacie said...

I love historical fiction. Glad I found your review as I have not heard of this series before. This book sounds really good. What didn't you like about the first one?


Anonymous said...

it started off kind of slow, there was a lot of talk about her life in the beginning, you can check it out here:
Hannah, first book in the series

I think you will like it !


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