Rave: Watersmeet

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott


Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott starts off in the village of Vranille. There, perfection is a requirement and Abisina is an outcast.  When Charach comes to Vranille, Abisina must flee from her village to keep her life.  She embarks on a dangerous journey over the mountains to find Watersmeet and, possibly, her father.  To survive the journey, she must overcome years of fear and prejudice and learn to accept help from others.

Toward the end of the book, it seems as though the author is trying to tie everything up quickly to make the story work in as few pages as possible.  It just seems a little rushed.  This book could easily have been five hundred pages.


The story as whole, however, is wonderful. Watersmeet is very imaginative and unique. There are many lessons to be taken from it. While it wasn’t an “I couldn’t put this book down” experience, it was a good read.  I give it four stars!

Reviewed by: reference librarian Melissa

Recommended to: anyone who loves Quest Fantasy or High/Epic Fantasy, such as The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

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