Minute review: The Savage Blue ( Zoraida Cordova)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 416
Publisher: May 7th 2013 by Sourebooks Fire
ISBN: 9781402282065
Genre: fantast/ adventure
Source: e-ARC from Netgalley

The Savage BlueA storm is coming...

The ocean is a vicious place. Deeper and darker than Tristan could have imagined. Beneath its calm blue surface, an ancient battle is churning —and no one is safe.

In the quest for the Sea Throne, Tristan has already watched one good friend die. Now he must lead the rest on a dangerous voyage in search of the trident that will make him king. But while Tristan chases his destiny, the dark forces racing against him are getting stronger, and the sea witch of his nightmares is getting closer.

Battling sea dragons and savage creatures of the deep, Tristan needs his friends' support. But they each have their secrets, and a betrayal will force Tristan to choose between his crown and his best friend Layla — the only girl he's ever loved.

This is going to be short and sweet because this book did not impress me. I really enjoyed The Vicious Deep. I was on pins when it ended-- I couldn't believe that scene was the end of the first book. So naturally, I was anxious to read The Savage Blue and find out what happened next.

Unfortunately, this book dragged on for-ev-er. I looked at my status updates and saw it took me a month to read this book. An entire month! That is unheard of. I am a book-a-day kind of gal. That right there speaks volumes. Why did this story lag? I really don't know. There was some special something that seemed to be missing from the first 350 pages. No spark. No pizzaz. Just fizzle. Tristan didn't really grow as a character. Layla felt more like a supporting actress in a B list movie than the love of his life. And everyone else was just there.

So that was the bad of it, but there was enough good at the end to make me want to keep reading this series. Just like in The Vicious Deep, there is an amazing cliffhanger. I mean, sit on the edge of your seat biting your nails kind of intense. Those final 50 or so pages opens a serious can of worms that will be resolved in book 3, and I must know what happens. Must!

So the short run of it is, this was not my favorite read. It is, however, necessary to read in the series. Just be prepared to muddle through the slow plot and lackluster action scenes before you get to the good stuff.


ChristasBooks said... .

I actually didn't care for The Vicious Deep but I was curious to see what people thought of this one. Sounds like your reaction to the second book was similar to my reaction to the first book!

May 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM

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