Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Twelve Days And Twelve Books Of Christmas - Day 2
Day two of Twelve Days And Twelve Books Of Christmas and I'm moving onto my stand out book from February.
Day 2 - February Book - Sinking by Sarah Armstrong-Garner
Jocelyn washes up on the shore of eighteenth century Ireland, alone, naked, and missing all of her memories. Taken in by a lonely old woman full of plots and schemes for the lovely yet enigmatic creature, Jocelyn knows only one thing. She longs for the sea with every ounce of her being. Yet it tried to kill her.
Aidan Boyd loves two things. His ship and the sea. When Jocelyn is thrust upon his vessel in the midst of his superstitious crew, he finds himself intoxicated by her--willing to give up everything for her. He soon finds he cannot live without her.
But something holds Jocelyn back. The whisper of another's love. The embrace of water. Does she belong to this world? Or could Jocelyn possibly be from the sea?
Sinking has stayed with me for a few reasons, the main one being the characters, Jocelyn was such a good character, even with having amnesia, she stayed strong and she tried to keep what little identity she had. Aidan I think is still one of my favourite leading men, thinking about him while writing this makes me smile. He's the traditional rugged hero with manners and morals and is a bit like a throw back to characters from classics.
Another reason I still love this book and am still eagerly awaiting book two, Drifting, is I think the take on mermaids is so very different to anything I've experienced before and I just wanted to learn more about the way they live and their culture.
The writing is beautiful and I know I mentioned the cover yesterday, but honestly just how stunning is the cover to Sinking? I honestly think it's absolutely stunning and would have probably picked the book up just on aesthetics alone.
If you want to read my full review of Sinking I did a blog post on the date of the launch party back in February and you can see it here.
Do you have a favourite mermaid book? Can you remember what you read back in February?
Tomorrow I will be back with day three and my stand out March book.
About The Author
I actually interviewed Sarah in February as part of the blog tour I was a part of, so for more personalised information about her, check out my blog post here.
So, you want to know a little about me. Well I am a mother, a wife, and (now here is the crazy part) author and screenwriter. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I have lived a hundred lives creating stories and have seen thousands of characters lift off of a page to argue with me over a line of dialogue.
At the moment, I am working on my second novel, Drifting.
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