The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2) by Sherry Thomas

The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)

After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him q...

Details The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)

TitleThe Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)
Release DateSep 16th, 2014
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic, Adventure

Reviews The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)

  • Wendy Darling
    Why can't all books have sky dragons and pegasi and impossible romance? *sigh*
  • Keertana
    Rating: 4.5 StarsI am still reeling from the aftermath of The Perilous Sea. With The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas introduced us to a world of magic and destiny, one in which our protagonists--Titus and Iolanthe--had to battle the Bane, the deadly ruler of Atlantis. The Perilous Sea picks up shortly after The Burning Sky left off, only this time it is the end of the summer holidays and Titus, whisked away to princely duties in Atlantis, has not seen...
  • Aqsa
  • Marcy Jo
    There are books that you read when you’re bored, simply because you’ve already started them, and hey, you aren’t a quitter. There are other books that whisper to you, calling out and distracting you from what you’re doing. Books that make you flirt with irresponsibility; the laundry can wait an hour or two, right? Surely that paper doesn’t have to be written until tomorrow? I love books like that.There’s a third kind of book, though. ...
  • Katerina Kondrenko
    9.5 out of 10 Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Short-Soundtrack:Poets of the Fall – Locking Up the SunSimon Curtis – SuperHero30 Seconds To Mars – This Is WarStuff: mages, good vs. evil, elemental magic, parallel worldsFail: there are some boring moments in the mi...
  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    3.5 starsSequels are often compared to their predecessor(s), especially when with regard to deciding on a fitting rating, but I can tell you that this did me absolutely no good at all. Because The Perilous Sea seems so fundamentally different from The Burning Sky in many aspects.The Perilous Sea was an exciting, gripping read and a worthy sequel for this series. The book excelled in taking the tension, the danger, and the action to the next level...
  • Giovanna
    “Fortune favors the brave."Another moment of silence. And then, Iolanthe found herself shouting at the top of her lungs, her voice nearly drowned by the bellow of all the rebels present, "And the brave make their own fortune!”I could tell you that this book has its flaws. But the truth is: I didn't care. I loved The perilous sea anyway. And I mean, LOVED, not just "loved".- The plot is more complex this time around. The book follows Titus and...
  • Susana
    Well... this was not what I was expecting it to be.:/The world building continues missing in action, and if I could ignore that on the first book, in this one it was just too much to ask, considering that nothing much happens in this thing.Boys having tea... boys playing cricket...(view spoiler)[Titus having an emotional breakdown (hide spoiler)]...I didn't enjoy the way the story was told: for me it was just a weak device to stall the story.(vie...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    3.5 (what was your name again) Stars Girl that I am, the thing I really found lacking in The Burning Sky was kissing, okay that maybe wasn’t all that I found lacking but it is right up there. No worries because there is far more kissing in this book and much more time spent with our two heroes together, granted half that time they had no clue who they were but that maybe made it all the better.The story is told during two separate points in tim...
  • Reading Teen
    10 stars! Brilliant! This is without a doubt, one of my favorite series ever. This book was even better than the first. I can't wait to see where it goes next.I loved THE BURNING SKY so much. But it didn't have NOTHIN' on this book!Yes, I think THE PERILOUS SEA is my favorite read of this year (so far).I just can't begin to describe the depths of my love for this series, these characters, this world, that ROMANCE, all that action, and the incredi...
  • Ails
    5 STARSSO GOOOOOOOD!!!I love everything about it. E-VERY-THING. I'm definitely adding it to my top favorite books of all time. YES.Here's my criteria ratings:PLOT - 5WRITING STYLE - 4.5CHARACTERS - 4.5ROMANCE - 5UNPUTDOWNABLE LEVEL - 5Now I can't wait for the third book!!!
  • Debby
    First read: August 2014Second read: September 2015 - even better than the first time around ♥4 starsThe Perilous Sea, or as I like to call it "THE SEA DRAGON COVER I HAS A SEA DRAGON FWEEEEEEEEEEE", was - as you might already be able to tell - one of my very highly anticipated books of 2014. It's the sequel to The Burning Sky , which I absolutely loved in spite of its flaws. Though The Perilous Sea continues to fall short in certain areas, by ...
  • Maryam Dinzly
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Perilous Sea by Sherry ThomasBook Two of the Elemental seriesPublisher: Balzer + BrayPublication Date: September 16, 2014Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bou...
  • Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
    This is another one of those books where you can never quite figure out what your feelings are about it. Think of it as a cross between Harry Potter, Aladdin, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Hunger Games. There are wands, flying carpets, bending, and all sorts of other craziness that goes on in this book.We meet back up with Iolanthe and Titus when they go back to Eton to take on the Bane and then everything starts going a little crazy. Does ...
  • mich
    This book was split into 2 storylines/timelines told in alternating chapters. Storyline one gets 5 stars; storyline two gets 2 stars. . .so I rounded it out to 4.5 stars (yeah, I know my math isn’t the greatest. Whatever, deal with it.)The two storylines played off each other very well though, as you find yourself anxiously reading on to find out how the one turned into the other. This was a really good sequel, and I liked it even more than Th...
  • Jasmine
    Fortune favors the brave, and the brave make their own fortune! The Perilous Sea is the second book of the Elemental trilogy and the story picked up shortly after the ending of the first one, The Burning Sky. There were double threads of story set in different timeline; at first, I wasn't sure about what was going on between Titus the Prince and Iolanthe Seabourne(Archer Fairfax), the girl who brought down the lightning. But I soon found a certai...
  • Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
    This and my other reviews can be found at Amethyst BookwyrmA teenage boy and girl are in the middle of the Sahara with no memories of who they are and how they came to be there, and all they know is that they need to avoid the people from Atlantis. 7 weeks earlier Titus and Iolanthe have spent the summer apart and are eager to return to Eton to spend time together and to find a way to stop Atlantis and the Bane. However, when Titus makes a shocki...
  • snowplum
    I was significantly less impressed with this book than I expected to be after raving about book 1 just a couple of days ago. The Perilous Sea isn't bad, but it is comparatively worse than The Burning Sky, where it ought to be at least as good or better. What's wrong with it? Two significant things, the first of which you can read no matter what, the second of which you should read only if you don't mind a massive spoiler.1. The entire narrative j...
  • Gelisvb
    Why should you read this book: -The characters. Iolanthe is a great main character, she is strong, she is funny, she speaks her mind and doesn't let anyone tell her what she should do, she doesn't drama or love cloud her judgment, she is fierce and loyal and she never makes you want to slap her (which is becoming quite uncommon in YA world). Titus, I won't tell you why I love Titus, read the book and fall in love.-The funny moments, I found mysel...
  • Nouf *LostinFantasy*
    Actual rating: 4.5/5 starsThis is how a sequel can not only take a story forward but make the previous installment stronger! I loved the spin in this sequel - what is Iolanthe was not the Chosen One that Titus has been preparing for? And how that put their partnership and relationship to the test brought about some beautiful angst (yes, angst is good with me) that just made me love the couple even more. Not only that but running parallel with the...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B for narration and A- for content at AudioGals.The Perilous Sea is the middle book in Ms Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy , following on from The Burning Sky and leading into The Immortal Heights, which is scheduled for release this Autumn. Because the story is one that runs through all of them, the three books really do need to be listened to in order, although it’s just about possible to listen to The Burning Sky as a standalon...
  • Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
    Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti? Before I start with my review take a moment and look at that cover. Even if I wasn't persuaded that I should read The Burning Sky after seeing this cover I knew it must be done. So when the ARC landed on my Kindle I couldn't but return to this world immediately. With the slight disappointment that The Burning Sky was for me I really hoped that this one would fix all those world-building problems and that I'd...
  • Nicole's Book Diaries
    Rating: 3.5A very enjoyable read.The book was split into alternating time periods. Between chapters, there would be chapter dedicated to the Sahara Desert where Titus and Iolanthe are lost in the desert. The other chapters focus on the events that led them to the desert. I loved seeing Titus and Iolanthe struggle to hold on to their relationship during their time at the school but falling in with each other again the in desert. However, after rea...
  • Gillian Berry
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Actual Rating: 4.5 starsFor more reviews, Cover Snark and more, visit A Reader of Fictions.Honestly, I was a bit nervous to start The Perilous Sea or at least I was until the reviews started rolling in from friends. Though I loved The Burning Sky, I got into a Twitter conversation with some of its detractors and I started to worry I was wrong. What if The Elemental Trilogy fell apart at book two as series so often do? Such worries were completely...
  • Sana
    2 1/2 stars.Ya all ready for some more LOK and ATLA gifs? ;)I liked this book so much better than the last one. THAT ENDING! AND ALL THE SHIT THAT HAPPENED THROUGHOUT THE BOOK.What I liked:●Cooper●Cooper●Cooper●The plot twists.What I wanted more of: [image error]Those images basically mean I wanted to see the elemental mages use their powers in some spicy action. And I want more Cooper.Now let's fangirl about Cooper. he is the cutest litt...
  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    2014-02-27 was a big fan of The burning sky and while this book was good, it didn’t live up to the first one. The plot was a bit too slow and that made me look at the missing world-building. Still, it gave me all the Iolanthe/Titus feelings. For some strange reason I never wrote a review for The burning sky, so I'm going to include some of my thoughts about that book as well (spoiler free)The perilous sea throws y...
  • Lily-Rose
    I was worried The Perilous sea wouldn't be as good as book 1, BUT this is an AMAZING sequel . There was a game changer at the beginning that I was devastated about, BUT the plotwist at the end was the best woven story revelation! I was like WOAA (Although we had to say goodbye to a friend...)Titus and Island's friendship grew a lot stronger, although I didn't think it developed as much as in Book 1. The Romance took a back seat in this book, w...