Results 1-10 of 16

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AWahle - LibraryThing

I love stories of mermaids and selkies. While this book nevers uses the word selkie, that is exactly what these seal-wives are. Beautiful women who long to return to the sea, but cannot because their ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - foggidawn - LibraryThing

It all begins with Misskaella, a dissatisfied, unattractive young girl who discovers that she has an inexplicable affinity for the seals that bask on the rocks around Rollrock Island. First, she ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - psutto - LibraryThing

Good Misskaella is an ugly child, something of a throwback according to the people of the island, when she reaches puberty and discovers that she has power of the local seal colony and can make seal ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Capnrandm - LibraryThing

This book explores an aspect of human relationships that I'd rather not delve into, the hunger a man can feel for a compliant, nubile girl. The seal-brides of Rollrock are chillingly childlike in ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ErlangerFactionless - LibraryThing

It isn't often that I just can't put a book down. I'm a busy woman and I read a lot of books. I read a lot of books because I cram reading time in wherever I can get it, even if that is 5 minutes in ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - delphica - LibraryThing

I liked this a lot, but man, it's just so melancholy. It's a selkie story, so set on an island -- is there anything more exciting than a book that takes place on an island? I feel like you have to try ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - EuronerdLibrarian - LibraryThing

Where to begin? This book was stunning. Absolutely stunning. It's going to be a difficult task to sufficiently describe both the book and why it was so excellent. It's so unlike anything I've read. It ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - hrose2931 - LibraryThing

I found this book a bit confusing at first as I was reading. The language is somewhat ancient or of a different dialect so that it's hard to understand at first and I didn't fall into the rhythm of it ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lilibrarian - LibraryThing

People on the mainland know that there is something different about the brides on Rollrock Island. They are all compliant beautiful, with long silky hair and dark eyes, very unlike the ruddy complexioned locals. A local witch brings them from the sea for the local men. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - hopeevey - LibraryThing

Beautiful narration of an outstanding novel - I hardly know how to talk about it! So very good Read full review


User ratings

5 stars
16
4 stars
13
3 stars
10
2 stars
1
1 star
0

5 stars - 16
4 stars - 13
3 stars - 10
1 star - 0

Editorial reviews - 0

Kirkus - 1