by Marilena Mexi
Series: Antara #2
Release date: 26th June, 2011
Pages: 347 (ebook sent by the author in exchange for an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:
The ‘Antara’ had disappeared... or at least that’s how it seemed, until one night a terrible nightmare will overshadow Asteria’s dreams forever. Some lust for revenge, others hide vital secrets, demonic souls want to corrupt the Aster Island and the merfolk. Where the present unites with the past, where dreams pause to exist, the fight for survival begins. Is love strong enough to face the enemies? The infinite blue of the sea, a sweet song and an angelic soul will be their only hopes to keep their beloved ones alive. After the illustrated novel ‘Antara’, the second and final part of the story follows. A sequel which is going to move you and travel you to heavenly worlds.
Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
There's not too much I can say without spoiling the book but at least I can share with you all the beginning and how it made me feel.
A fisher doesn't pay attention to his wife's warnings about a storm approaching the cost and decided to take the boat out anyway. Sadly for him his wife was correct and the storm hits him with all its strength. After what for him felt like hours he knows his death is close and realizes how much he loves his wife, his son and his grandchildren. With a last prayer lets the sea take hold of his body.
And their son, despite the fact that she can't talk fall in love with her because he notices that even with her silence she is full of love, a love that she shows every time his kids are around.
That's when he decides to marry her and after proposing to her the girl sobs and tells her story.
She is Asteria, Queen of Aster and what we all thought was a happy ending when we finished the first book is not true... A new shadow, bigger than before, came upon Aster and changed Asteria's life for ever.
I wish I could say that I enjoyed this book as much as the first one but I didn't. But that's because I like happy endings, they are, most likely, the main reason of why I love books. "Real life is hard, let me have fun and smile with books" is what I always say.
Anyway, I can enjoy drama like everybody else and this book might not make you smile but it will make you think and maybe cry (if you are one of those girls that cry easily, which I am). Ans, as always, one of the best reason I LOVE Marilena's work is the art concepts that she includes in her books (which, BTW, are her own!). She is amazing, completely, completely amazing.
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