Review – Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly

Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga, #2)Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 4 Stars

-Book Description: 4.5

-Cover: 5

-Plot: 3.5

-Creativity: 3.5

-Grammar: 4

-Simile Use: 3 (some usage)

-Description: 3 (a little overbearing at times)

-Show And Tell Balance: 3

Another beautiful cover for the Waterfire series, and a good description as well. The beginning of this novel was a bit less shaky than the last. This might have been due to the fact I already had an understanding of the world from the prior novels. As with all novels in series, this one does brief recapping as well. Overall, the plot continued to be interesting. Each of the characters appeared to grow and Sera left a bit of her naivety behind and become a more believable character. I appreciated the way we were able to see each of the mermaids in their own environment, making their own stand. I still feel that Sera continued to make bad decisions despite the fact that others around her were giving her advice. There were two situations that seemed a bit over the top to me, first Sera and Maudi at the farm and then Neela being trapped by her parents. The book was heading towards a five stars, but the ending immediately dropped it down to four stars. It was too transparent, and too much like Harry Potter for my liking. It didn’t feel original, and it felt like a cop-out to make the bad character not so obviously who he was. From the beginning I realized it was that person so to add the “Fear me…” part just made me roll my eyes. I’m excited to see where the series is going and I hope that the characters continue to mature. Hopefully, by the characters will be making decisions that make more sense.

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