The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano

Title: The Cursed Sea

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Publisher: Balzer & Bray

Published: December 18th 2018

ISBN: 9780062491350

Series: Glass Spare 2/2

Pages: 394

Edition: Hardback

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I bought this book myself, all opinions are my own.

Wilhemina Heidle, the exiled princess of Northern Arrod, the girl thought dead by her family and friends, must return home. The only way to save Loom, the cursed prince of the Southern Isles, is to revisit the castle and discover the origins of her own curse.

But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unstable elder brother is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And the rest of her family must reckon with the truth of what happened to lead to Wil’s exile. With time running out, Wil must navigate the dangerous secrets within her family if she’s going to find the truth and save the boy she loves.

When she’s finally able to reach Pahn, nothing goes as planned, and suddenly Wil and her allies are fighting for their lives, again and again, as the Southern King is out to punish his children for all they’ve done. Traveling across cursed seas and treacherous kingdoms, Wil, Loom—and his ruthless sister Espel—have to work to make peace with their own struggles if they hope to secure the future of their kingdoms.

But when their plans lead them right back to evil marveler Pahn, and to Baren—who is more dangerous than ever—can Wil and her friends outsmart their enemies, this time, for good?

The Cursed Sea is the second book in the Glass Spare duology. The Glass Spare was one of my favourite reads of 2018 that I kept thinking about the book throughout the year and wanting to get the sequel till I remembered that it wasn’t out yet so it was safe to say, The Cursed Sea was one of my anticipated reads for 2019!

I can’t really say a lot about this book because that would be spoilers for the first book, but its a story about a Princess who is cursed and her touch turns anything living into gemstones and ends up being exiled from her kingdom and now she must find a way to save it. I gave the Glass Spare five stars but I did find that the sequel wasn’t as good but I still really enjoyed it, I thought that it wrapped up really nicely. I still loved all of the characters in this book and seeing them develop more throughout the book! I need more books like this one please!

This series was my first Lauren DeStefano books so I’d really like to read her other books, Wither especially as I’ve had my eye on that one for ages! Have you read The Glass Spare? If not, any of Lauren’s other books? Let me know in the comments, what you thought of them!

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