Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

Between the Sea and Sky

Between the Sea and Sky

For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books 

Between the Sea and Sky is a beautiful fairy tale with a happily ever after ending. Jaclyn Dolamore has written a love story that had me saying awww when I got to the end. Esmerine and Alander's love took me back to when fairy tales could swoon your heart and finding your prince charming was a dream. And Jaclyn Dolamore has put a fresh, new twist to fairy tales.

Esmerine is a sixteen-year-old mermaid who has just taken her siren vows to protect the sea. Her heart’s not sure about those vows as she remembers the winged boy she used to play with that promised he would return to her. When Esmerine's older sister, Dosia, leaves the sea to go to the mainland, this gives Esmerine the excuse she needs to find her winged-boy again. but the man he is now is not the boy that stole her heart four years earlier.

Alander is a Fandarsee, a winged people who live in a floating city in the sky. He hasn't forgotten about Esmerine or his promise to her, but how can a Fandarsee and a mermaid be together? He agrees to help Esmerine, to help her find her sister, and on their journey their hearts can;t deny their love for each other. And true love will always find away.

Between the Sea and Sky is a book you can curl up with and enjoy a sweet, cute fairy tale love story with the happily-ever-after ending. I recommend Between the Sea and Sky as a great read.


  1. This sounds like a complex, fascinating world, and by your review, it also has great writing. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the review!

  2. I really wanna read this one!! Love your blog, it's really pretty!