Given to the Sea

Given to the Sea

Everyone has a place. Khosa was born to be fed to the sea, to prevent the kind of wave that once destroyed the Kingdom of Stille. She can?t be sacrificed until she produces an heir, but human touch repulses her?except for the touch of the Indiri. Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race with magic that?s seductive?a force of nature?but dwindling since the Pie Everyone has a place. Khosa was born to be fed to the sea, to prevent the kind of wave that once des...

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Title:Given to the Sea
Author:Mindy McGinnis
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Given to the Sea
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Given to the Sea Reviews

  • Cinda
    Jun 21, 2016
    Prepare to dive into a terrifying world where the hungry sea demands human sacrifice and the people are willing to comply?by sacrificing somebody else. The story centers on Khosa, a girl whose sole job is to breed and produce a daughter before she dances into the sea, assuring the su...
  • Morgan
    Aug 15, 2015
    DNF Nope. Did not take long to come to the conclusion that this was just a huge nope for me personally. Was glad though to see that others had very similar reactions for similar reasons. I'm very disappointed. My first Mindy McGinnis book was Not a Drop to Drink and that was...
  • Mayra Sigwalt
    Nov 24, 2016
    2.5 com toda tristeza do meu coração! =(( Se você não sabe quem é a Mindy, ela é a autora de Uma Loucura Discreta, um livro que gostei muito e achei super impactante (e que ganhou o Edgar esse ano); e também de Female of the Species, que está sendo muito elogiado e estou emp...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Apr 11, 2017
    Her eyes, skin, hair?everything that has always been Dara?comes together in a burning moment in which I want her so badly I would take her there on the blood-slicked grass, among the dead, with her brother watching. Like, ew. Let me clarify the quote above. It is spoken by a "p...
  • Emily May
    Apr 15, 2017
    DNF - 60% I started reading Given to the Sea late Friday night. I made it through five chapters before I thought "Wait a second - what is going on? What's the story? Who are these people?" Thinking that I must be overtired, I decided to start again in the morning. But the exact same...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    Jul 21, 2017
    It's Mindy McGinnis, so duh, I wanted to read it. But as with all her books, I knew going into this one not to expect a happy ending, and so I've put off reading it. Thus, the audiobook from the library, which probably helped since there are so many freaking points of view. I'm loathe ...
  • Sana
    Apr 07, 2015
    MINDY MCGINNIS WRITING A FANTASY YA SERIES, YES. ...
  • Kate Quinn
    Sep 12, 2016
    This is a terrifically inventive fantasy novel - unlike anything I've ever read before. The harsh world these characters live in is totally believable and utterly captivating, while the characters (with the novel being told from several different POVs) are fully realized. ...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Apr 28, 2017
    Khosa has been born to be given to the sea, as was her mother and her mother's mother and beyond, as a sacrifice to appease the brutal sea and prevent another wave like the one that once destroyed the Kingdom of Stille hundreds of years ago. However, before she fulfills her purpose she...
  • Nastassja
    Jul 23, 2016
    *ARC of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher.* Actual rating: 1.5 stars Given to the Sea was one of my anticipated releases after I've read Mindy McGinnis's A Madness So Discreet and heard a lot of good things about her recent The Female of the Species, which I re...
  • Alyssa
    Nov 20, 2016
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis Book One of the Given series Publisher: Putnam's Childrens Publication Date: April 11, 2017 Rating: 2 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): Khosa is Given to the...
  • Sandra
    Oct 01, 2015
    I love Mindy McGinnis both as an author and person, but this book bored me to death. It was hard for me to keep up with the multiple POVs and to actually care about the characters. I really wish I had loved this book as its premise sounded truly interesting. ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Apr 22, 2017
    Trigger warning if you need it: This book depicts a scene of attempted rape and examines rape culture in a fantasy setting. There is also some animal cruelty that is mentioned twice. If you've read anything else by Mindy McGinnis, you know that she writes about social issues. I was ...
  • Greyland Reviews
    Apr 07, 2015
    What's this?! Fantasy by one of my faves?! Oh hell yeah!!! ...
  • Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
    Mar 07, 2017
    "Given to the Sea" was a pleasant surprise, despite its being completely different from my expectations. It is a solid standalone fantasy novel, but if you're looking for a fun fantasy romp then I recommend you set this book aside for another time. "Given to the Sea" centers on a l...
  • Taylor Knight
    Apr 20, 2017
    I'm a huge fan of Mindy McGinnis' and her books will always be on my auto-buy list. I was super excited to read Given to the Sea and I might have had my expectations a little high. Given to the Sea is a lot different from her other books and I can't quite place my finger on what it is...
  • Hannah
    Jul 03, 2017
    I am so sad This was so disappointing I don't even think I can explain it. I've been looking forward to reading Mindy McGinnis for so long and I thought this sounded amazing but it's not executed particularly well at all. To be fair, I had misunderstood the premise of this ...
  • Allison
    Oct 29, 2016
    4.5? Started strong, lagged a little in the middle, and finished strong. One of the best secondary world YA fantasy novels I've read in last year! Longer review to come! Thanks to Penguin Teen for the review copy! ...
  • Katarina
    May 30, 2017
    This book was.. forgettable. ...
  • Michaela's Journey into Books
    Dec 01, 2017
    DNFed ...
  • Danielle Steenrod
    Mar 15, 2017
    I really wanted to like this book. I really, really did. It took everything in me to finish it. The premise was great and I was excited to read it. As I was reading, I noticed this book was full of sexual references and I became highly frustrated very quickly. I didn't like the way the...
  • Isabella
    Apr 02, 2017
    But before she?s allowed to dance ? an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy ? she must produce an heir. ...
  • Anniek
    Aug 03, 2017
    It doesn't happen all that often, but I really disliked this book. And I believe I have good reason to. From the start, it was full of harmful concepts like a massive focus on racial differences, and disabled babies being thrown away to die. Furthermore, nothing about the story had me ...
  • Vivianne
    May 24, 2017
    DNF (on page 63)! ?A good person does not necessarily make a good king.? Spoiler free review! So this was my first Fairyloot book, April 2017. And unfortunately it wasn?t very successful. Well I tried. Several times even. But I just have to give this up, it?s just not...
  • Candace Robinson
    Nov 24, 2016
    Oh geez, I felt so lost here... ...
  • Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
    Mar 28, 2018
    *Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* I've never read anything by Mindy before this but I have to say that this is one of the most unique duets I've ever had the pleasure of reading. The premise, the world, the characters, the romance... they all fascinated me ...
  • Zaide
    Apr 23, 2017
    Actual rating ? 2.5 stars Given to the Sea had a lot of potential but for me personally, it fell short of delivering on that. The author has built an entirely new world for this story, and while it is impressive and very well thought out, there is a lack of description and act...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Mar 29, 2017
    It was super hard to find the story through the murky mess of this book's writing. But I kind of wish I had never found it because then I'd just be bored instead of irritated. Khosa is meant to be sacrificed to the sea but ends up in a kingdom where she has to find a guy she's able...
  • Jade Ratley
    Jul 22, 2017
    Not worth the time of day. This was a pain to get through, I wanted to DNF so many times, but I needed to finish just to justify my strong feelings against this book. I felt nothing. The characters were nothing, the world nothing. I had no emotion in this read at all. Do we want to ...
  • Kayla
    Jul 21, 2018
    ****SPOILERS***** Sooooooooo I liked the story . . . but there was A LOT I didn't like. I don't like how it seemed Vincent forced himself on Kosa. She liked him enough to be his friend, but if she can't stand anyone's touch but Donald and Dara, none but those 2 should attempt to ...