Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees – Book Review

Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees – Book Review

Eternal Seas

Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees

Eternal Seas
The Relic Hunters: Book One

Author – Lexi Rees
Publisher – Troubador Pub
Pages – 184
Released – 28th September 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1789014648
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal. Lost and scared after a violent storm, Finn and his sister, Aria, take shelter on a remote island. They discover the parcel contains a relic belonging to a long forgotten people.

Locked inside are powers which will change their lives, and the world, forever. As Finn realises his connection to the relic, a vision strikes him – but what does it mean? Who should they trust? And if they decide to follow their hearts rather than their orders, will they manage to deliver the relic in one piece?

Chased across the seas as they try to solve the mysteries within the parcel, the fate of this ancient people depends on them. Finn and Aria must choose between what is right and what is easy – and time is running out … With brave protagonists and life lessons of courage and honour, Eternal Seas speaks from a `flawed’ character perspective that everyone can relate to.

Young readers who enjoy daring plots and exciting adventures will delight in this original story of different races and tough choices.

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Finn and Aria are brother and sister with special powers that they are just learning about. They live out at sea on a boat with their father who is a smuggler, their mother has been missing for a long time and no-one knows why or how she disappeared.

The children’s father is given a job to collect a parcel from one island and delivery it to another. He has been told that he will need Finn to help him locate the parcel. It would seem though that not everything is as straightforward with the delivery as they would like. In the parcel is an ancient pearl relic that is very dangerous should it fall into the wrong hands.

Trackers have been watching the family and know that they have the item and will do anything to get their hands on it. Can the family get the relic to the right people and outrun the hunters?

Eternal Seas is a middle grade (MG) book told from Finn’s point of view. He is a young lad who has some special powers, powers he is just learning about, including the ability to talk to the creatures in the sea. He is very headstrong and has a lot of determination and bravery for a boy so young. He is also very amusing.

The whole book is one fun, fast-paced adventure. It is essentially a good v’s evil book set out at sea and on some mystical islands. The plot held my attention and I found myself rooting for Aria and Finn the whole way through.

Within the pages, there are black and white illustrations that really bring the story to life and help you to visualise what is happening. The book does end on a cliffhanger setting the scene nicely for book two, which I now can’t wait to read.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Lexi Rees

Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real.

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32 Responses

  1. Lexi says:

    Thanks so much! I do hope your readers will enter the illustration competition for the sequel!

  2. Abominable Book Girl says:

    A book with pictures is ALWAYS a yes!

  3. Entertainingly Nerdy says:

    This sounds like an interesting book. Definitely something I’ll have to check out. Great review!

  4. Robin Taylor says:

    Aaawww, sounds adorable.

  5. Tasha says:

    This sounds like a fabulous book.

  6. It sounds like a great book that the family can read together, maybe even an audiobook for family road trips too (if there is one). Thanks for sharing, great review!

  7. Susanne says:

    This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review!

  8. AYUSHI NAIR says:

    Another great review???

  9. Bianca says:

    This looks great! Great review!

  10. Sounds like something I’d like too! Great review.

  11. Stormi says:

    I really like that the main characters a brother and sister! This sounds like such a great family adventure.

  12. Lexi says:

    Am seriously thinking of doing an audiobook – looking into getting a youngster to narrate it for me. What do you think of a child narrator?

  13. DJ Sakata says:

    This looks cute

  14. Great review! Hope you enjoy book 2!

  15. Karla Strand says:

    Sounds like an entertaining story! Enjoy book 2!

  16. Cia Black says:

    I have the perfect reader in mind for this book and a stocking it will be hung in.

  17. You’re very welcome. X

  18. Thanks. I hope you enjoy it.

  19. It most certainly is.

  20. You’re welcome. Glad you like it.

  21. Thanks, glad you liked it.

  22. I’m glad you like it. Thanks

  23. Wonderful I hope you read it sometime.

  24. It really is. I can’t wait for book two.

  25. Great, I hope they like it.

  26. Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  27. I think a child narrator would be good for children listening to the audio book.