Friday, July 2, 2010

Review: Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley

Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Young Adult Romance

Heat Rating: 1



Beckon the sea,
I'll come to thee....
Shed seven tears,
perchance seven years....

At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.

Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.

LynnMarie’s Review

Seven Tears into the Sea was a cute Young Adult romance. The title intrigued me, as did the cover art. There was a unique paranormal element…no vamps or werewolves in this one. The mythology wound itself throughout the chapters, which left me wanting to know more.

Gwen spends the summer at her grandmother’s bed and breakfast to help out. She’s seventeen and still remembered the mysterious day when she was ten years old. A boy saved her from drowning and whispered words that she could never comprehend, “Beckon the sea, I’ll come to thee…Shed seven tears, perchance seven years...”

Now, years later, the mystery surrounding that one childhood event comes back into her life.
This is a Young Adult read with nothing explicit and safe for middle school readers. The writing was crisp and beautifully descriptive. My only disappointment was the lack of a traditional HEA.

For a sweet, engaging YA read with a hint of paranormal and the lure of true love conquers all, Seven Tears into the Sea may be the book for you.

3 1/2 Tea Cups!

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