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Giveaway: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (US only)

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by Jennifer Donnelly

In stores May 6, 2014



Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin’s arrow poisons Sera's mother.

Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin’s master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world’s very existence.


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Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning author of both adult and young adult books, including Deep Blue, the first book in the Waterfire Saga. For adults she has written a trilogy of best-selling books that includes The Tea RoseThe Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. Her first young adult novel, A Northern Light, received many accolades, among them the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Carnegie Medal in the UK, and a Michael L. Printz Honor. Her second young adult novel, Revolution, was named a Best Book of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal, and the audiobook received a 2011 American Library Association Odyssey Honor. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.




“Pretty Principessa” Prize Pack

Five (5) winners each receive: custom Deep Blue nail polish and copy of the book.

Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Publishing
Giveaway open to US addresses only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends. 

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What is your favorite mermaid story? (I happen to love the mermaids in Peter Pan.) Tell us in the comments!



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  • Molly
    Molly Thursday, 01 May 2014

    I will always be partial to the Little Mermaid :)

  • Jessica Bucher
    Jessica Bucher Thursday, 01 May 2014

    I love The Little Mermaid story, of course. My favorite book is The Mermaid Singing and even though there are no literal mermaids, it's a great story.

  • Vivien
    Vivien Thursday, 01 May 2014

    Right now, Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

  • Guest
    Amy Friday, 02 May 2014

    The Little Mermaid will always be my favorite.

  • Sarah Zane Kellar
    Sarah Zane Kellar Friday, 02 May 2014

    The little Mermaid is the only mermaid tale I've read.

  • Kenna
    Kenna Saturday, 03 May 2014

    To be honest, really the only mermaid story I know is The Little Mermaid. Which I love!

  • L
    L Saturday, 03 May 2014

    Don't have a fav

  • Guest
    Abigail Sunday, 04 May 2014

    I used to love this one story that my dad used to tell me about a mermaid who was friends with all of the sea animals. And, because I was afraid of sharks, my dad told me that this mermaid was even able to make the angriest shark happy!

  • Agustina Gonzalez
    Agustina Gonzalez Monday, 05 May 2014

    the little mermaid till now is my favorite faiytale. I love mermaids :)

  • Guest
    Emma Monday, 05 May 2014

    The Little Mermaid and Aquamarine

  • Lindsey Frost
    Lindsey Frost Tuesday, 06 May 2014

    I really love the Syrena Legacy by: Anna Banks!!

  • Sam
    Sam Tuesday, 06 May 2014

    I really liked the mermaids in the 3rd Pirates of a Caribean movie! Pretty but deadly! :D

  • Amber Dunbar
    Amber Dunbar Friday, 09 May 2014

    I will always love the little mermaid

  • Cassandra Askelson
    Cassandra Askelson Saturday, 10 May 2014

    I guess my favorite mermaid story would have to be the Little mermaid. I did however find the mermaids in mermaid tail more fun.

  • Guest
    Clara K Saturday, 10 May 2014

    When I was younger, my favorite was always the Tail of Emily Windsnap :)

  • Guest
    Jazmin_sparks Sunday, 18 May 2014

    I've never read a mermaid story. I've only watched the little mermaid

  • Guest
    Natalie Tuesday, 20 May 2014

    I've never read a mermaid story, but I'd have to go with The Little Mermaid. Ginger's unite!

  • Guest
    Shelley Daugherty Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    I don't read a lot of mermaid stories but the one I like the most is Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

  • YABC
    YABC Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    Monstrous Beauty by Fama

  • Guest
    Tammy V. Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    I know I am showing my age a bit but I liked SPLASH. I have Banks series on my TBR list for my beach reads this summer.

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