Review: Song of the Sea Maid by Rebecca Mascull


song of sea


As a child living on the streets of London, then in an orphanage, Dawnay Price grows up determined not to let her background stand in the way of her ambitions.

In an era where women rarely travel alone, especially for scientific study, Dawnay sets sail aboard The Prospect to the beautiful Iberian Peninsula. Amid rumours of mermaids in the sparkling waters, she makes some unexpected discoveries, including what it means to fall in love.

Having fought hard against convention, Dawnay is determined to put her career above all else. Yet as war approaches she finds herself divided by feelings she cannot control.

Told in Dawnay’s words, from the author of THE VISITORS, this is an unforgettable story about what it takes to achieve your dreams, even when they seem impossible.


my review

This was a truly amazing story which was written so beautifully by Rebecca and an absolute treat and delight to read

For me Dawney the protagonist  was  brought to life, I felt like I was within the pages of the book sharing her life along with her. First as a young street urchin, then her time in the  Asylum for the Destitute Wretches of the Streets of London and her life after this.  I really liked Dawney she was ambitious, determined and her character was just fantastic but of course she had many flaws (but who doesn’t). This also makes the book a wonder that it is

The story was peppered with plot twists which I didn’t see coming this kept me the reader engaged right through to the end.

I adored this book


5 of 5 stars


On Tuesday 16th February I am part of the blog tour for this book where I chat to Rebecca Mascull the author




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