Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch, #2)

Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch, #2) The Little Mermaid Takes A Twisted Turn In This Thrilling Sequel To Villainess Origin Story Sea Witch, As The Forces Of Land And Sea Clash In An Epic Battle For Freedom, Redemption, And True Love Runa Will Not Let Her Twin Sister Die Alia Traded Her Voice To The Sea Witch For A Shot At Happiness With A Prince Who Doesn T Love Her And His Rejection Will Literally Kill Her Unless Runa IntervenesUnder The Sea, Evie Craves Her Own Freedom But Liberation From Her Role As Sea Witch Will Require An Exchange She May Not Be Willing To Make With Their Hearts Desires At Odds, What Will Runa And Evie Be Willing To Sacrifice To Save Their Worlds Told From Alternating Perspectives, This Epic Fairy Tale Retelling Is A Romantic And Heart Wrenching Story About The Complications Of Sisterhood, The Uncompromising Nature Of Magic, And The Cost Of Redemption

Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others While in South Florida, Sarah lived and worked through five hurricanes, which gave her an extreme respect for the ocean When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long s

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch, #2)
  • Sarah Henning
  • English
  • 27 April 2018
  • 9780062931474

10 thoughts on “Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch, #2)

  1. says:

    but like why 90% of Sea Witch was filler

  2. says:

    Hey, GR fam, I hope you re as excited about Sea Witch Rising coming out soon as I am I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that if you preorder, you can get a signed bookplate and Sea Witch Rising Throw Like a girl postcard from me, as well as be entered in a drawing to win a grand prize package of A signed copy of Sea Witch Rising Tarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides Good Vibes eyeshadow palette Tentacle pen Mermaid socks What s Kraken magnet Rifle Paper Co mermaid notebook and mermaid pinSend your proof of preorder receipt, preferred shipping address, and full name to seawitchpreorder at gmail.com International and book box entries OK See my Instagram account shhenning for pics of the prizes and for updates XOXOX

  3. says:

    Read my interview with Sarah Henning here YA FantasyType Standalone Book 2 of Sea Witch seriesPOV First Person Dual Female Rating Alia was willing to do anything for the man she loved With the infamous Sea Witch s help, she walked on land to prove it But it was an impossible task without risking the consequences and her twin sister Runa would not allow that to happen if she could help it This book is significantly different from book 1 While book 1 focused on the main characters, this one involved a bigger perspective that included both kingdoms and the world Runa, always trying to fix and heal things Unafraid to sacrifice her needs and wants or even herself for another. I loved that it has a lot of actions and big scale magic, but I thought because of the wider story arc, I felt a bit less connected to the new characters Thankfully, as the story progressed to critical points in the characters lives, I started to feel for them and their plights Alia, listen to me I didn t sacrifice my voice, no But I did make a deal with the witch She pulls back and points a finger to her chest For me Always for you Without you, there is no me The bond between the sisters was heartening but also heartbreaking with what they were willing to do for each other I liked how different they were but each with similar goals with their own way to achieve it I also liked how the ending is open for a future adventure Sea Witch Rising is a story of true love and sacrifices It would appeal to readers looking for fairytale retelling from a different perspective Note Each book is standalone and book 2 included some background story but I don t recommend reading it on its own because you wouldn t be able to fully appreciate certain characters dynamic Books in the series For reviews reveals giveaways visit

  4. says:

    THIS IS NOW A THING yasss mami gimme

  5. says:

    I really liked the first book in this series, but it was so good as a standalone that I see no reason to read this, especially since my favorite boi won t be in it

  6. says:

    Why is it getting a sequel What else is there I ll still read it though.

  7. says:

    Sea Witch Rising picks up right where we left off from Sea Witch Evie is tethered to her cave of darkness and avoided by the merpeople as per the Sea King Evie craves freedom from her isolation Princess Alia comes to Evie to make the forbidden bargain of turning into a human for four days in an attempt to prove that Niklas, the grandson of the original Nik from Sea Witch, loves her Even though Alia knows that her father would be outraged, she bargains her voice to strike the magical deal Your Highness, you should know better than anyone that you can t control a strong headed woman Once Alia s twin Runa discovers what she has done, Runa refuses to lose her sister through such a naive act for a spoiled prince who is betrothed to someone else Runa decides to strike her own deal with Evie to ensure that she won t lose her sister, her other half However, the price associated with her deal is much steeper than that of Alia s, and even after the deal is struck, she s unsure if it will be enough to keep Alia Able to only use her smile, her shining eyes, her graceful dancing, to get what she needs She s done well for herself to get this far, but it s so superficial Not to mention, he s about to be married I really enjoyed this sequel because both Runa and Evie are incredible characters This story focuses on love Not the romantic kind though Runa and Alia are two halves to one whole, and Runa will do anything to save her sister It s so hard not to love Evie because you realize that she s become the witch she is for some many heartbreaking reasons We learn how she became chained to her lair by the power hungry Sea King, and the decisions that led her to her confinement Because I believed her love was worth it Because I saw myself in her And his grandfather in him Because I still believe in happy endings, even when I m a nightmare As far as retellings go, I enjoyed that this retelling adds layers of depth that were missing from the original story The Sea King is quite literally a mad dictator that uses his daughters for their magical abilities This is during the time point of WWI, so we are exposed to the warfare that took place on both land and sea There was action, love, betrayal, and heartbreak Everything that I definitely wanted in a sequel.Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club for the blog tour invitation and eARC This did not influence my review All opinions are my own.

  8. says:

    4.25 Received an arc via NetGalley for an honest review Having read Sea Witch a few months ago and absolutely loved it 5 book I was so grateful to have received an arc of this second book In this story we follow Alia and Runa twins, mermaids and daughters of the Sea King Alia has fallen in love with a human and decides to trade with the sea witch She will have four days as a human to prove that the love she has is not only reciprocated but true love or she will pay the biggest price with her life She has traded her voice for this chance at true happiness Runa, is desperate to understand why Alia would do this for a mere human She is also concerned about the life Alia will loose if she is not successful Evie is somewhat trapped in a cave by the Sea King himself, wanting above everything her freedom but can she find the power to do so We jump forward 50 years with this book and we get flashes of what has happened in that time Evie is really struggling with her lack of powerful magic, trapped away from all she once held dear I find this character is one of the most compelling and full characters Yes, she makes bad choices and certainly makes deals with Alia and Runa that aren t beneficial for them She does feel conflict over this and continually wants to change things Runa can t understand the appeal of the human world and is trying everything she can to save her twin sister, she deals with a lot of identity issues throughout this story, who is she truly apart from a twin and someone of service to her father Alia communicates through a sign language the twins created when they were younger, so in a sense there is representation in this book The Sea King is where The Little Mermaid retelling is flipped He has a need for power and magic above all else, he holds his daughters dear to him solely for their abilities and powers He is a cruel merman and a dictator in many ways, I think it adds a dimension to that character that was lacking in The Little Mermaid The story is set in the early 1900 s and this is where it becomes of a political book than the first The invention of u boats, the fear of German invasion and the greed of kingdoms I have to admit the political side of this book was frustrating at times It pulled from the plot somewhat and actually made the story feel complicated unnecessarily I felt the story was dragging at these moments I found most of the book so compelling as this author has a gift for writing retellings with so much substance She weaves between storylines we know well from The Little Mermaid and flips them in such a way that you are left thinking about what the implications of this story would be I loved the magic and the history of the time and of the place it is set The magic above land and in the sea is built in such a lyrical way The philosophy of the magic and of the merpeople humans is developed amazingly well I love this authors writing style, it really helps to set the mood of the story and can be beautifully descriptive When political moments occurred though this was where I felt the mix of too many plot points and description made the book longer than it might have needed to be For these reasons I couldn t give this book five stars though I did really enjoy it and look forward to my preorder arriving I look forward to future books.

  9. says:

    Thank you so much to Harper Collins Australia for providing me with a copy of Sea Witch Rising in exchange for an honest review Please note As this review is for book 2 in the series, there may be spoilers for book 1 Sea Witch in my review Come away, come away O er the waters wild.Our earth born childDied this day, died this dayCome away, come awayThe tempest loudWeaves the shroudFor him who did betray.Come away, come awayBeneath the waveLieth the graveOf him we slay, him we slay The Mermaid s VengeanceSea Witch Rising took up right where Sea Witch ended We join the sea witch in her cave, where mermaid Alia has approached her to trade her voice for legs and win the prince of her dreams This particular prince happens to be the grandson of Niklas from book one When Alia s twin sister, Runa, discovers what she has done, and that she s almost certainly going to fail in her task, she makes a trade of her own, determined to intervene.Where Sea Witch gave us the origin story of the witch, Sea Witch Rising is the retelling of the Little Mermaid story Fierce, bold and full of magic, I was just as captivated with the sequel as I was with the first book I adore retellings told from the original villain s perspective and Sea Witch Rising alternated chapters between the witch and mermaid Runa.As this story takes part several generations after the last, there were a lot of new characters, but I found it easy to quickly work out where everyone fitted in to the story and how they were related to the last one I absolutely love Sarah Henning s writing style, it somehow succeeds in getting me so lost in the story and connected to the characters Runa was strong and so fierce with love for her twin sister Her sacrifices and motivation to do what was right for her people had me falling in love with her.Sea Witch Rising gave us even in the way of magic and insight into the witch s personality It s imperative for me that a villain s retelling makes my heart hurt for the so called villain, and makes me want to understand their motivations I think these books achieved that perfectly and I d highly recommend them to those who love retellings MY BLOG INSTAGRAM

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    Thank you to Netgalley, Harper Collins and Sarah Henning for my arc of Sea Witch Rising in exchange for an honest review Spoiler warning as this is a sequel to Sea Witch, there will be spoilers from book one along the way Synopsis Alia has traded her voice to the sea witch in order to get a shot at love with the object of her affection, Niklas Grandson of the original Niklas from book one Sea Witch Runa will not let her twin sister throw away her life for a chance at romance with what she sees as a wasteful and selfish princeling Evie wants her own freedom from the cave where she is imprisoned, but her freedom comes at a great cost and an exchange she might not want to make I really liked Sea Witch you can read my review of that here I know it received a lot of criticism for the way it demonstrated giving up everything for love but a I never found that an issue with the story and b I think it was an important part of telling the Sea Witch s story and understanding her future motivations Sea Witch Rising told a different story Runa was a great character, super strong and the love story is that of her and her sister Alia Alia is a bit of a wet character excusing the pun and she annoyed me quite a lot, but Runa was awesome I also loved Evie just as much as did in the first one She s been dealt such a hard hand in life and I feel so much for her Where Sea Witch was the untold story of The Sea Witch we ll say Ursula although this series is actually a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson s The Little Mermaid Sea Witch Rising is of a retelling of The Little Mermaid but from a new perspective I really enjoyed this and look forward to seeing from this author in future.

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