The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier
Release Date: June 1, 2011
The Story: Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .
After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Ocar's could be in grave danger.
My Review: Wow. There are no words. This sequel blew me away. Everyone here at BCM was already a huge fan of Angie's. We even featured her in our Best I've Read 2010 event that we hosted last year. Everlasting was without a doubt one of our favorite books of 2010, but this book -- The Eternal Sea -- is absolutely mind blowing. It's the sequel written to perfection. It's twists and turns at every corner. It's romance and peril and adventure on every single page. It's been over a week since I finished it and I'm still reeling from everything that took place. Angie Frazier is a brilliant new mind in young adult literature and has quickly become one of my favorite authors.
At the beginning of The Eternal Sea, the story picks up just shortly after it left off in Everlasting. Camille is still in Australia with Oscar, Ira and her newly found brother, Samuel. Her father is still dead and she's still grieving his death. Of course, Oscar isn't helping matters with his refusal to talk to Camille and his constant distance from her. She can't help but doubt her own heart's decision to choose Oscar. Did he truly love her as much as she had thought he did? Camille wasn't so sure anymore.
When Randall unexpectedly shows up and Oscar announces that his work with the stone is not yet finished, Camille has a tough decision to make. Should she go back home with her fiance and pretend nothing ever happened or should she follow the man she loves into Egypt, even if he no longer wants her?
I honestly don't want to say too much more about this sequel for the risk of spoiling anything. Let's just say it's a non-stop emotional ride that had me gripping the pages a little too tightly and yelling at the book more than once. The Eternal Sea is phenomenal. I am on pins and needles waiting for information about book three. There absolutely HAS to be one.