Review: The Perilous Sea

Nov •  19 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Perilous SeaThe Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Published by Blazer & Bray on September 16th 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

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.

Since I started reading this book I was hooked. Mostly cause I didn’t quite remember what happened at the end of the last book so I was all like,” Wait? Why don’t they remember each other?” Taking a while to read the book benefited me in the end cause it only cause me to read it faster.

Plot: The plot moves from present tense to the past every chapter. It’s interesting cause one minute they don’t remember who they are and the next the reader sees them together again, in the past. The author does a great job flowing the chapter from one to the next. I felt well in-tuned with the characters even though they couldn’t remember. If anything, the memory loss drove me to want to read more, hoping for their memory, their cause, their love to come back.

Past/Present: This area is the best. I didn’t mind switching back and forth.  I like that author held the reader at bay, willing them to move forward for yummy bits of information.

Ending: The ending is just as good as the story. Very well paced with so much information I could not hold back my smile! Man oh man!! The stuff that was revealed was amazing. Personally, I enjoyed this part of the story far better than the first book. I felt like there was more development between the characters and the past.

I’m excited to read the last and final book. For those who enjoyed the first book, make sure you pick this one up as well. The story is way more fast paced with lots of secrets!!

Happy Reading!



  1. Christine
    Nov 19, 2014


    • Christine
      Nov 19, 2014

      I guess I should comment about this review too, huh? I still haven’t read this series but I’ve been meaning to. The back and forth thing between the past and the present concerned me but it seems like the author did it in such a way that it wasn’t confusing which is awesome! I think I’ll definitely have to read these.

  2. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Nov 19, 2014

    I have this ARC and I’m in the same boat – I need to review what happened in book one. It looks like book two was just as good, though!

  3. Jenny
    Nov 19, 2014

    So glad you enjoyed this Savy! I struggled a touch with the past/present alternating chapters, but I love this world and it’s characters so much. I can’t wait to see what happens in book 3!

  4. Oh I love the sound of this one. I’ve been wanting to read this series and now I want to even more. I’m glad that what was a hinderance in the beginning became a benefit!

  5. Anya
    Nov 22, 2014

    This just proves how horrible my memory is, I just finished book one and can’t remember why they don’t remember each other D: I’ll figure it out eventually right?