Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Waters & The Wild

Title: The Waters & The Wild Author: Francesca Lia Block Publisher: Harper Teen Number Of Pages: 111 Publication Date: June 2nd, 2009

Synopsis from back of book: When Bee woke up, there was a girl standing in her room. “You are me,” the girl said. Then she was gone.

Thus begins thirteen-year-old Bee’s discovery that her life is not what she thought it was. In this compellingly eerie new teen novel from critically acclaimed writer Francesca Lia Block, Bee’s never felt like she really belongs in this world. When she encounters her dark and ethereal double, she realizes she may be right…

Review: The Waters & The Wild was okay. I didn’t enjoy it all that much. I felt like I was always missing something important. It took me a few hours to finish The Waters & The Wild and it was not something I will read again. One thing I did like was the supporting characters Haze & Sarah. They were a lot more interesting to read about than the main character Bee.

I think that the length of this was a downfall. Maybe, if it was longer I would have enjoyed it more? I am not totally sure. I felt there wasn’t enough depth. Another problem, I felt confused through the novel. All in all, this was a minor disappointment.

I recommend this novel if you like faery changelings, Francesca Lia Block books, and young adult novels.


  1. I guess I liked it so much because it had her old flair. Her other books that came out before this were starting to veer towards more adult themes and I didn't enjoy the style as much. I'm sorry you didn't like it as much! Check out some of her other books if you haven't yet!

  2. hmm I'm really curious about this one. I have some Block books but have yet to read them. I really should!

    The cover is VERY pretty!

  3. I really like the cover and how the synopsis sounds. haven't read any books by Francesca Lia Block yet but I think I may pick up this one. Thanks for the review.

    Btw Senfaye, I just sent you an email. Reply to me once you read it okay :)

  4. I'm in awe of the cover! I completely love it : I'd buy the book just so I could look at it. Fortunately, it also looks interesting (even though you didn't like it that much). I took note of it anyway, just in case :)