Sep 11, 2014

Blog Tour & Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

Finally more of Iolanthe and Titus! I could not wait for this. Personally, it lived up to my expectations. It was full of adventure, more than the first book I'd say, friendship, hardship and a wee bit of heartache.

I really liked the format of how this story played out, how it was written. It starts off in two different scenes. One that happened way after and what is continuing to happen in the Desert. While the other one is placed 7 weeks prior in England and leads up to the Desert. I was slightly confused at first, keeping track of what and who was where, but that's just me and I was so excited to get this book. The amount of adventure put in this book between the two stories was monumental. And the twists!!! I was like "gasp! No friggin way".

Titus and Iolanthe are still the same wonderful characters. Although, Iolanthe has learned to stand on her on two feet a little more as she accepts her destiny. Even when her destiny might be completely wrong, she deals with it. I really loved seeing her grow.

You get to know a few other characters, that were quite minor in the first but become important here. You get to know the previously reserved Kashkari and the not so obnoxious anymore Wintervale. They both blow your mind as to tier importance, as you never see it coming. Ah the twists!

I was certainly not let down. It definitely lived up to my expectations and then some. Exciting and surprising are what comes to mind.

Rating: 5 Stars

Title: THE PERILOUS SEA (The Elemental Trilogy #2)
Author: Sherry Thomas
Pub. Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook

After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.

About Sherry:
Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA® Award.
English is Sherry's second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.
Sherry’s next book, THE PERILOUS SEA, volume two of her young adult fantasy trilogy, will be available fall 2014.
Author photo by the lovely and talented Jennifer Sparks Harriman at Sparks Studio.

For First Place US Only:
1 winner will receive. The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, and The Hidden Blade and a handmade solid lotion bar and some homemade face scrubs, plus a burning sky bag. US Only
Runners Up US Only
 2 winners will receive The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, and The Hidden Blade. US Only
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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
9/8/2014- A Book and a LatteInterview
9/9/2014- Such a Novel IdeaReview
9/10/2014- FiktshunGuest Post
9/11/2014- The Irish Banana ReviewReview
9/12/2014- Bewitched BookwormsInterview

Week Two:
9/15/2014- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
9/16/2014- A Backwards StoryInterview
9/17/2014- Carina's BooksGuest Post
9/18/2014- NerdophilesReview
9/19/2014- Candace's Book BlogReview


  1. This sounds like a great series! The cover is so Pretty!

  2. Oh my! I LOVE this series and this book is beyond awesome. How can I wait now a whole year for the conclusion? :( Great review Gabrielle!

  3. I loved the first in this series and started this book but got distracted (I know. It's only because a book I was *dying* to read). I need to hang out with Iolanthe and Titus again.

  4. This cover is stunning! I've been waiting to read this book for ages.

  5. Ok, I have to say I'm kind of sad I'm not on this blog tour because I LOVE THIS FREAKING SERIES!! I can't even tell you how much!! One of my favorites ever, and I can't wait to see where it goes! :D

  6. I love the cover! And I just read The Burning Sky this past week, so I am really excited to read the next one. And after reading your review, I am even more stoked for the book. I love Titus and Iolanthe. So excited.
    Wonderful review! :D

  7. I own The Burning Sky on my Kindle and must read it now that The Perilous Sea is being released. Where does Sherry find the time to write so much? Such talent!

  8. Loved The Burning Sky! Can't wait for The Perilous Sea1

  9. Thanks for the review. I read The Burning Sky. so I was curious about the plot of this book.


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