Angie Frazier’s Everlasting was one of my favorite summer reads and it didn’t take long until I was in love with Camille and Oscar. What I liked most, though, was the balance between the romance and the action. The Eternal Sea, the sequel, was one of my most anticipated books and when I got a hold of an ARC, I squealed. It was more of a giggle, really, but you get the picture. I was darn excited.
Ms. Frazier’s writing is just as lovely as it is in the first book. Although it’s told in third person, Camille’s voice really comes through and I love how real she seems. She certainly is a strong character, one who can take care of herself, which, given the time period, is a bit of a no-no. 🙂 Anyway, the descriptions are perfectly written, particularly during the action scenes. I could clearly envision every move made, which brought those scenes to life.
Readers will be introduced to a few new characters, as well as learn more about ones we saw glimpses of in the first book. Samuel, Camille’s brother, is a character I wanted to hit, but it was still great seeing what kind of person he is. The character who surprised me the most, however, was Randall. He really steps up to the plate and I think readers will have trouble deciding if they’re on Team Oscar or Team Randall.
Ms. Frazier has expanded the Umandu mythology quite a bit and I love the direction she has taken. The third book is going to be so intense I don’t know how I’ll stand it. 🙂
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed The Eternal Sea. It’s a bittersweet, action-packed story that will wisk readers away on another adventure with Camille and her friends. If you would like to read my review of the first book, Everlasting, it can be found HERE.