When the Sea is Rising Red

Cat Hellisen

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After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend Ilven kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven's death has called out of the sea a dangerous wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg's caste system, and the whole city along with it.  

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SHE’S NOT HERE.
I hunch deeper into the protection of a small copse of stunted blackbarks. Condensed mist drips down the dark leaves and soaks my shawl.
Come on, Ilven. As if I could force her to appear by the power of thought.
Across the close-cropped lawn, House Malker’s gray stone face waits, a patient prison. In just a few days Ilven’s family will ship her off upriver to some Samar wine farmer, and today is the last chance we have to be alone together.
Mother won’t miss me for ages yet—I can risk waiting a few minutes more for Ilven

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“…an intense look at the seeds of rebellion and the individual consequences they sometimes reap…”--BCCB, Starred

 
“Hellisen creates an interesting world where magic and superstition rule…”--VOYA
 
“Hellisen’s captivating debut will haunt readers.”--School Library Journal
 
“Debut author Hellisen’s style features evocative descriptions and unflinching detail, drawing readers into the unusual and intriguing elements that make up Felicita’s socially complex world.”--Publishers Weekly
 
“…worldbuilding intrigues, and the open-ended conclusion begs a sequel.”--Kirkus

 

“Hellisen’s first novel combines the survival tactics of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games books with a fascinating array of magical creatures and powers.”--Booklist


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Cat Hellisen

Cat Hellisen lives in Capetown, South Africa, near the sea, and drinks a lot of tea. She tends not to start revolutions. When the Sea is Rising Red is her first novel.

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February 2012
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February 2012
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