dark shoresI’m fairly certain that I have a signed copy of Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen sitting on one of my shelves. I haven’t read it yet and to be honest it hasn’t been high on my priority list. That’s really mainly because I got it from a book box, though, and have a million and one other things to read. Frankly, at this point, I have a massive amount of books sitting unread on my shelves that I need to take care of. As for Dark Shores, it sounds rather fun. I love ocean-related novels and I look forward to reading this one.

High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, a thrilling first novel in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series by USA Today bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen.
In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West.
Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape—a choice with devastating consequences.
Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him – and the world.
When an Empire senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely—and unwilling—alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.

How do you feel about Dark Shores? Is this a book you think you’d like to have on your TBR or no? Why or why not? What do you think of the divided kingdoms? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!

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