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Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd
Writing Style - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)
There is a terrific flow to this read, once the story gets going. Although the opening is necessary and integral to the ongoing plots, it does tend to feel a little directionless for a while. I think the saving grace in the opening is the realistic emotional turmoil of the main character. This is brilliantly written and laced with all the doubts and fears you would imagine.
The dialogue works well throughout, though with occasional very minor stutters; and the link between dialogue and descriptive is nicely done, which makes this a good read.
Character Development - 5.0/5.0 (Outstanding)
The characters grow on you very quickly. As you meet each cast member, they have attributes and faults that easily resonate with you, but equally, every one of them grows exponentially as they move through the story.
Even the secondary and tertiary characters are written in such a way that the reader latches onto them and feels them grow.
There are mythical and fantasy characters throughout the piece, all of whom are very individual, and each one adds to the value of the read.
Can't fault this.
Descriptive - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
From beginning to end, this is a feast of excellent descriptive. The environs, atmosphere, the emotions and the tastes and smells; everything is there.
I know what you're thinking now... `Why only 4.5?'
Even though the author gets pretty much everything on the money, I was a little disappointed with the quality of the description as the book reached its conclusion. It wasn't `bad' by any means, but it felt as if the writer had simply started to run out of steam.Read more ›
Of all the positive messages shared in The Sea Inside, what rang the loudest for me was to always face your fears and never doubt yourself. You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to.
"The icy wind blew harder and I buried my face against the damp sand as it roared. In the distance, the wailing grew louder as if the sea itself was crying. Something knocked me flat on my back. Freezing cold fingers flickered in my hair and around my throat. I screamed, but I could not see a thing, just the blue. I yelled louder until I was sure my lungs must burst as the hands covered my face. Kicking my feet, I fought my attacker with my fists, but I could not feel anyone there. Was it some kind of ghost?"
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As The Sea Inside opens, Jayne is in a hospital, recovering from an accident that robbed her of the ability to walk. She is approached there by a mysterious woman, who offers her an escape -- a crystal that, it turns out, transports Jayne to a magical land where everything is blue, people live under the sea, and she can walk again. There, she meets the love of her life.
Returned to her home world against her will, Jayne wants to go back. Only (of course!) time moves differently there; even if she succeeds, things may be very different from when she left.
Still, she has to try.
I found The Sea Inside to be an appealing fantasy novel -- and not just because blue is my favorite color. I'm looking forward to seeing where Johnstone takes her story in future installments.
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How do you make the incredible credible? It must be enormously helpful to have written an excellent series of children's books based on a magical city where cats behave like human citizens. The Sea Inside is a young adult fantasy adventure which, like the Kiwi series takes the reader on a visit to a fantastic realm. It successfully takes us from the world of childhood fables, in the Kiwi books, to young adult fantasy adventure. Enjoyable and entertaining with subtle moral questions about love, friendship, loyalty, and family.
The girl did what she had to do to get where she wanted to be. She faced her fears and in the end she won. great story
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