The Forbidden Sea by Sheila A NielsonThe Forbidden Sea by Sheila A Nielson

The Forbidden Sea

bySheila A Nielson

Hardcover | July 1, 2010

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One terrible, stormy night, Adrianne finds a mermaid trying to drown her sister. Adrianne fights to rescue her sister, and from then on, she is haunted by the sea creature's song, day and night. She has been marked by the mermaid.Adrianne knows that if she doesn't giver herself up to the sea, the mermaid will rain destruction down upon her island. However, things aren't what they seem, and Adrianne learns that death isn't awaiting her under the waves--rather, a watery paradise. Will she choose to turn her back on those she loves and all the hardships on land for a chance at freedom under the sea.A moving, lyrical story by debut author Sheila A Nielson.
Sheila A Nelson is a children's librarian in Provo, Utah. Forbidden Sea is her first novel for children.
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Title:The Forbidden SeaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.52 × 5.73 × 1.01 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545097347

ISBN - 13:9780545097345

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Story A mix of fairytale elements a little bit The Little Mermaid and Cinderella.
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreaming of Books Review Adrianne is young, at only fourteen but she’s hardworking, determined and does what she can to help provide for her family. Adrianne used to have a comfortable life on the island but after her father’s sudden death, her family came upon hard times—both of which she feels responsible for. The story takes place on Windwaithe Island which has a small close nit community and seems like an idyllic place to live. One of the first things I noticed was that the author never specifically states which particular time period the story takes place in but while reading you get a sense that the story does take place in an older time period. There’s a big mystery connected to the island and it’s that over one hundred years ago Lady Lauretta was taken from the island by a mermaid into the ocean and never to be seen again. This legend of Lady Lauretta along with the villager’s superstitions really made me believe that the mermaids featured in this story were evil, killer mermaids that wanted a human sacrifice. That’s not the case, there’s a reason the mermaid kept coming after and luring Adrianne to her but you’ll just have to read the book to find out why. I’m not sure if Forbidden Sea is a stand alone book or not. At the end of the book, Adrianne’s story is tied up nicely but I would love to revisit this world that Ms Nielson created and learn more about the mermaids.
Date published: 2010-07-24