I have said this before and I'll say it again...this is one of my favorite books.
Kate Brallier has written two books, this one and one called Seal Island. The characters from that book makes a brief appearance in this one. I'm really sad that she only has these two books because she's a fantastic author, able to weave a powerful, fantastical tale.
This is a love story that crosses the division of death into the realm of reincarnation. Set amidst the era of whaling in
Liza has had dreams of whaling her whole life, despite never having been to the ocean. So she jumps at the chance to spend the summer working in
Liza’s summer in
Ms. Brallier does a great job of differentiating between Liza of 1840 and present day by changing how she “talks” in the dreams, from very formal to modern day slang. But beyond how well this story is brought together, what really captures the reader is
This is one of those books that beautifully blends a mystery, a romance, a historical and a paranormal all in one.