Earlier this year I read Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis, and by the end of it, my heart was aching with how it ended. I was so relieved when I tweeted the author and she responded with the great news that this is a duology. So maybe I will get the ending I want after all! Needless to say, I’ve sorta been stalking the news and her newsletter for the title and cover of the second book (due out in 2018.) And now we have the cover, title, and blurb.
Are you looking forward to Given to the Earth? What are your hopes for the ending? Personally I hope that Khosa and Donil run away together to a new land when the island they are on currently gets swallowed up by the sea. Oh, and also they should save some of the cats. Cats don’t like water.
Although she was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, Khosa’s marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she’s untouchable. But being Queen hasn’t stopped her heart from longing for the King’s stepbrother, Donil. And it hasn’t stopped her body from longing for the sea itself, which still calls for her.
While Khosa is made to choose between loyalty and love, Dara is on a mission for vengeance. Years ago, the Pietra slaughtered the entire Indiri race, leaving only Dara and her twin, Donil, alive. Now, spurned by King Vincent, Dara has embarked on a mission to spill the blood of Pietra’s leader, Witt, and will stop at nothing to show his people the wrath of the last Indiri.
As the waves crash ever closer to Stille, secrets are revealed, hearts are won and lost, and allegiances change like the shifting sand.