Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Beyond a Darkened Shore

The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her cl...


Details Beyond a Darkened Shore

TitleBeyond a Darkened Shore
ISBN9780062666260
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Young Adult Fantasy
Rating

Reviews Beyond a Darkened Shore

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-05-03
    I just got my April Fairyloot today. They sent an email saying it was going to be late. Anyway, if you want to see the stuff, click on the link under the picture. ♥THE GOODSI loved the book just like I hoped I would!!Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐾🐺
  • Katerina
    2018-05-22
    What a lovely surprise!I hadn’t heard of Beyond a Darkened Shore until it was featured in Fairyloot’s April box themed “Whimsical Journeys”, and it couldn’t be more suitable because it was a whimsical, all-encompassing journey indeed! With an intricate blend of Norse and Celtic mythology, a rejected heroine with mystical powers and a Valkyrie endorsed hero on a quest to defeat flesh-eating monsters, Jessica Leake crafted a tale of war a...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2017-09-07
    Release date: April 10, 2018Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Norse mythology, vikings, fae, and then the Morrigan comes in. COULD THE SETUP BE ANY MORE PERFECT?! And crows are my favorite animal, so even the cover was perfect.The ge...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    2017-07-14
    Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted it to end! Love!!!
  • Sabrina
    2017-11-06
    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11.There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot and more. I was ensnared from beginning to end. I haven't read a book with Vikings and Norse Mythology so this book was a treat. I really enjoyed the battle scenes, the imag...
  • nät
    2018-04-27
    WOW!this turned out to be far better then expected! ❝The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.❞everything I loved:• vikings • Ireland!!! • norse/celtic mythology • a badass MC• a romance to die for *swoon*• Leif Olafsson (my man and dream husband)• THIS ENTIRE BOOK! • and the action scenes were 👍🏼it was brutal, dark and violent, and all of it ...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2017-10-10
    About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 and up, grades 9 and up. This book is the author’s debut and a standalone fantasy. My Experience: I started reading Beyond a Darkened Shore on 11/16/17 and finished...
  • Kassidy
    2018-05-23
    *3.5*I loved the richness of the Norse and Celtic mythology set in Irish history, but the pacing of the story dragged for me.
  • Alexandra Harris
    2018-05-05
    Soooo I kinda got this book 3 time this month in boxes and crates, and I was nervous after seeing a 3.7 rating, but I actually loved this book, and I honestly can’t tell you why.It had a few flaws that would usually take some star power and deductions, but y’all! I actually really enjoyed this story. And felt very satisfied with the ending.A more thorough review to come :)
  • Sophie
    2018-05-23
    MINI REVIEWI got this book in my April Fairyloot box.I was surprise to find this book but also happy and intrigued as it hasen't been hyped. I would dive in blind!I read it in three days due to work, chores, etc. and if I liked reading about Leif and Ciara's story I can't say that I was fascinated to the point it would have been painful to put it down.WHY?No clue as this book at first glance has all the ingredients to be a bestseller. -Norse Myth...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2018-03-27
    “The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.” I will always pick up a mythology book. It’s one of my book buzz words that almost guarantees I will be interested in reading a book. I’m happy to say that Beyond a Darkened Shore did not disappoint me.Beyond a Darkened Shore follows Ciara and Leif, two people with special powers, who might be the only ones capable ...
  • Adrienne Young
    2018-03-26
    A sweep-you-away fantasy filled with mythology, romance, mystery and magic. I really loved this one and I think YA readers will too! So happy I got to read an early copy.
  • ✨ Kaira ✨
    2018-06-08
    Plot - 5Writing style - 4.5Characters - 4.5Romance - 5In which a powerful Christian princess fought alongside with a clingy Norse warrior to stop the giants from conquering the world. Plot - I would be lying if I'll say the plot was very original because the conflict somehow resembles Magnus CHase (obviously) , despite that, Beyond the DArkened SHore managed to surpassed my high expectations. Though I have to say, I would prefer if this is a tril...
  • Stacee
    2018-04-02
    2.5 stars?I was all over that synopsis and the bird on the cover and sadly it took a lot for me to get through this one. I really liked Ciara and Leif. She stands up for herself and he’s cocky and together they’re fantastic. I loved the scenes of them bantering or kissing or pushing each other’s buttons. Plot wise it was booooooooring and yet not. When there are awesome things happening, they’re mostly awesome. It’s the parts in between...
  • Kristen
    2017-09-29
    This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked!
  • Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
    2017-10-25
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!!
  • K.A.
    2017-06-25
    I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn love story between enemies (the icing on a dark and riveting cake), I loved BEYOND A DARKENED SHORE. After the first quarter mark, I seriously could not put this b...
  • Sara (sarabara081)
    2018-03-15
    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.4.5 stars!Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected!The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with unique powers she uses in battle to help protect her people yet powers that isolate her from those very people as they believe her cursed. Nothing is more important to her than he...
  • ALEXA
    2018-03-23
    Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn’t like a good quest?), stand-aloneThings that weren’t my cup of tea: the story executionWhile I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I thought the main character was underdeveloped, felt like the pacing was a little rough, and I’m still torn on the level of keen I feel towards the romantic relationship in this...
  • Tara♥
    2018-05-16
    I'm not even sure where to begin with this. I can't remember the last time I disliked something so much. Well I kind of can but it's not worth mentioning.I'm pretty much a 'if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all' kind of person. When it comes to books especially, I hate to be just negative because it takes a lot to put yourself out there and writing a book is not an easy thing but sometimes, sometimes it's just got to be said an...
  • mith
    2017-11-28
    Rating to change; I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this.
  • Jeanne
    2018-05-08
    A disappointing 2.5 stars.This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason. The world building turned awkward, the main plot felt rushed yet littered with many unnecessary scenes, and there were scores of illogical/inconsistent and awkward gaps throughout the second half of the story. The relatio...
  • Jess (◕‿◕✿)
    2018-05-09
    Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one.
  • Ines
    2018-05-27
    3'75 starsI was a bit disappointed, I think I was expecting more and in my opinion it was a bit boring, but overall I still enjoyed it a lot. What I liked the most were the characters.Highly recommend it if you're looking for a Vikings story with some Norse mythology aspects.
  • Milena
    2018-03-19
    The cover and the blurb of Beyond a Darkened Shore intrigued me enough to want to read the book but I didn't know that it's a historical fantasy that mixes Celtic and Norse mythologies. When I stared reading the book and realized it has all of those things I was so much more excited to read it. And once I started reading it I had a hard time putting this dark, gritty, action-packed story down. Jessica Leake created a rich, fascinating world, fill...
  • Martina Urbanová
    2018-05-14
    2,5*Táto kniha vyzerá ako niečo, čo som už čítala. Nedávno som recenzovala novinku Sky in the Deep, ktorá sa na túto v čomsi ponášala. V oboch vystupovali Vikingovia a obe sa venovali tematike nepriateľov, ktorí sa musia spojiť, aby porazili veľké zlo. No zatiaľ čo Sky in the Deep mala skvelú dynamiku a doslova dýchala severskou atmosférou, tam bola Beyond a Darkened Shore roztekaná a nedokázala si plne získať moju pozo...
  • An - Traversing Chapters
    2018-05-14
    Take one serving of Celtic mythology, a cup of Norse gods and monsters, two kickass protagonists, a tablespoon of cute and fun romance, and a sauce of to-the-fact writing. This might sound like a recipe for a hot mess, what with the different mythologies being mixed. But in the case of Beyond A Darkened Shore, we are served a delicious meal that makes you beg for more.The story centers around Ciara, a Celtic warrior princess. She is feared by her...