Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Ninemia by Marilena Mexi REVIEW
The ‘Antara’ had disappeared... or at least that’s how it seemed, until one night a terrible nightmare will overshadow Asteria’s dreams forever. Some lust for revenge, others hide vital secrets, demonic souls want to corrupt the Aster Island and the merfolk. Where the present unites with the past, where dreams pause to exist, the fight for survival begins. Is love strong enough to face the enemies? The infinite blue of the sea, a sweet song and an angelic soul will be their only hopes to keep their beloved ones alive. After the illustrated novel ‘Antara’, the second and final part of the story follows. A sequel which is going to move you and travel you to heavenly worlds.
I'm writing this review after just finishing NINEMIA, the second and final book in Marilena Mexi's 'Antara' series. This one was incredibly short, and darker than the original. When we come across Asteria, the adventurous mermaid queen from the first novel, she is plagued by dark visions and doesn't seem like the same brave mermaid we encountered in the first novel. But then, tragedy strikes the island of Aster again, and Asteria will have to make the ultimate sacrifice, proving just how brave and self-sacrificing she truly is.
I won't give away much, so you can enjoy the book as much as I did. I didn't know what to expect when I began, but I found myself gasping in surprise and on the verge of tears in some parts as well. I loved this one so much more than the first, and it has as many twists and turns as the original. As this is the final book in the series, the ending was bittersweet and almost me crying.
And, of course, like the first book this one has a lot of beautiful artwork done by Marilena Mexi herself. The painting of Asteria lying on the beach is GORGEOUS, and I'd so love to have a physical copy to enjoy the paintings better. The ebook doesn't do these extraordinary drawings justice!
So, if you enjoyed the first, I definitely recommend this one, although I'm fairly sure, with how the events of the story take place and how everything is described, you could possibly read this one without reading the first.
All in all, an extraordinarily beautiful book, and just as captivating and breathtaking as the original!