Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly is an amazing beginning to the Waterfire Saga series.
Serafina spends her days practicing song spells and preparing for her Dokimi, the ceremony where Alitheia declares her blood of the crown, or kills her. The ceremony where she must song spell as well as a professional, becomes betrothed, and swear to give the realm a daughter. Nothing special. At night she dreams of a prophecy concerning six other girls who will save the underwater world. But the ceremony goes wrong goes wrong. Her future husband whom she had fallen for when they had last met she finds cheating on her. During the ceremony the palace is invaded and her father killed, her mother poisoned.
She is forced on a journey around the world, to find the other girls
Daughter of Merrow, find the five
Brave enough to keep hope alive
One who’s heart will hold the light
one who possessed of a prophets sight
one who does not yet believe
Thus has no choice but to deceive
one with spirit sure and strong
one who sings all creatures songs
Together find the talismans
Belonging to the six who ruled
hidden under treacherous waters
after light and darkness dueled
the girls are spread across the six seas and now six girls together must find the master and the talismans, in hope to save their world
Deep Blue is a tale of mythology, magic and adventure. It is a great example of how great teamwork can be. I loved reading Deep Blue and can’t wait to read the second book. This book reminds me of my friends, how special they are and everything we’ve been through.