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Download Hannah Daughters Of The Sea kindle à 310 pages ´ ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Hannah Daughters Of The Sea By Kathryn Lasky ❅ – Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky plunges into the world of teen romance with a magical series about the newest supernatural phenomenon mermaidsHannah is nBestselling author Of The eBook #8608 Kathryn Lasky plunges into the world of teen romance with a magical series about the newest supernatural phenomenon mermaidsHannah is not like other girls in the turn of the century Boston orphanage where she grew up Hannah WARNING This review contains spoilers very general or from early in the book in the penultimate paragraphThis book was so odd kind of like Upstairs Downstairs with mermaids Which could be really cool if the plot had lived up to the world building Instead it felt like the author wanted to show off the research she had done on the life of domestic servants in the late 19th century and leave the supernatural elements as an afterthought The result is a book that doesn't feel at all driven by the heroine's personal struggles most of which get resolved without her taking action Hannah Albury is a fifteen year old orphan in 1899 who is sent into domestic service Her first position is to be in Kansas but when Hannah is sent away from the sea she becomes ill itching all the time and with crystals forming on her skin She then ends up in a position as scullery maid in Boston in the household of the wealthy Hawley family Hannah must learn the ins and outs of domestic service while trying to figure out her own nature dealing with the mental instability of the eldest Hawley daughter and the attentions of the mysterious artist Stannish Wheeler who may know about Hannah's nature than he's letting on Hannah Daughters of the Sea is clearly designed to be a genre bending work straddling the lines between historical and supernatural fiction I've read many a novel that blends those two genres successfully and it's a combination that I usually enjoy The problem with Hannah is the other lines it straddles such as the line between Children's and Young Adult fiction Although Hannah is a teenager and there are romantic scenes throughout the novel to me this felt like a book written for younger readers than the typical young adult novel This is partly due to Lasky's reliance on telling rather than showing the reader the details of Hannah's daily life which leads to the book crossing another line between fiction and non fiction Now I'm not saying any of the characters are real or that the events of the story really happened; it's just that the book read at times like those books shelved in children's non fiction with titles like If You Lived in the Middle Ages or I Was a Suffragist In other words books that use dramatization to educate kids about history rather than books focused on telling a story albeit one set in historical timesI'd like to close this review by discussing character and conflict as it plays out in Hannah Daughters of the Sea I didn't really have an issue with Hannah herself except that she didn't do much to solve her own problems Then again she wasn't given a chance to For example when Hannah is too old to stay at her orphanage the cruel matron Miss Pringle sends her on an Orphan Train to Kansas claiming Hannah is unsuited for domestic service the kind of job that would allow her to stay in Boston In Kansas since she is away from the sea Hannah gets ill and ends up having to go back to the orphanage Logically she should have to convince Miss Pringle she isn't unsuited for domestic service so she can take a job in Boston But surprise Miss Pringle is gone and has been replaced by the kind Mrs Larkin who has no problem with Hannah performing domestic service Hannah gets what she wants without having to do a thing Likewise when she is working in the Hawley household Hannah has some unfortunate encounters with the oldest Hawley daughter Lila Lila is an interesting character at first imperious and controlling but gradually becoming unhinged and a threat to Hannah personally and to the household tranuility in general So Lila has to go Then she comes back Lila is sort of an antagonist in a box; Lasky gets her out when needed to stir up trouble then puts her away again Hannah's social status is far beneath Lila's and it would be fascinating to see her negotiate this imbalance while standing up for herself but she doesn't Despite its supernatural elements I'd recommend Hannah Daughters of the Sea to fans of historical fiction rather than fantasy The fantasy elements are introduced and will hopefully be explained in further installments of the series; the historical background however is detailed and interesting And I do like that domestic service is painted as not glamorous or exciting but a job one could live with and have the prospect of promotion as well The setting is rich some of the characters uite likable but the plot utterly lacking in suspensePlease note I didn't say accurate; I know too little about the time period to make that claim

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608 change coming But she is not the only one who senses it A young painter recognizes something in Hannah a connection with the sea that recalls a secret from his own past A choice lies ahead and Hannah must discover if she is a creature of the land or of the s I just finished this book I really liked the writing I could step into to a whole different world while reading this book a world of 19th century America maids love ocean and wishes

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Hannah Daughters Of The SeaDaughters PDF or Instead of seasickness she gets land sickness She leaves a ring of salt in the tub when she bathes and sometimes she sees a faint tracing of scales on her feet It's freakish horrifying and deeply thrillingHannah feels a Daughters Of The eBook #8 Hannah is the story of one of three mermaid sisters who were separated at birth at the end of the 19th century The story starts out with her living in an orphanage in Boston Once the orphans turn 14 they have to work most often as servants for wealthy families Hannah is found to be unsuitable for living in one of these homes because she is outspoken and smarter than the average girl so she's stuck on an orphan train destined for Kansas to work on a farm On the train she develops a rash and her face swells up Since she looks diseased only a pastor and his wife are willing to take her on as hired help Hannah uickly comes to realize though that she can't be so far from the ocean and she gets sicker and sicker until she convinces them to let her go back to BostonBack in Boston she manages to get a job as a scullery girl for the very wealthy Hawley family She learns how to live life as a servant while also trying to come to terms with the strange things her body is doing We already know what Hannah is from the description of the book but she has no idea what's going on The Hawley family has three daughters and one of them Lila is pretty much evil Lila and her eually evil cat Jade dislike Hannah Things are made especially worse when the handsome painter that comes to paint the daughters' portrait seems to take a liking to Hannah So Lila is uickly set up as the villain of the story and proceeds to wreak havoc on the household The bulk of this book is mostly about Hannah's life as a servant and I think I would have been fine with that if the mermaid part didn't feel so tacked on at the end This could have been a nice historical fiction novel otherwise I could have easily rated this book 4 stars if it wasn't for the way it ended This book is part of a trilogy but it also doesn't seem to stand on its own It doesn't end in a cliffhanger leaving you wanting though it just ends I honestly thought they forgot to print part of it And this is doubly frustrating without a date anywhere on the horizon for the next bookI enjoyed the characters and the world imagined for this story but the fact that it didn't have a solid ending really bothered me I will read the next book to find out what happens but I'm hoping it doesn't end the same