Dark Shores

Dark Shores Review

High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, a thrilling first novel in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series by USA Today bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen.

In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West.


Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape—a choice with devastating consequences.


Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him – and the world.


When an Empire senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely—and unwilling—alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.

Title:Dark Shores
Edition Language:English

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  • megs_bookrack

    In a world divided, only the Maarin know the secrets of what lies in between...((please read the above line in a movie trailer voice))The Maarin are a seafaring people who recover lost and stolen good...

  • Helena of Eretz ?

    WOW. SO GOOD. MY CLASSICS-LOVING HEART SOARS......RTC!According to the author, we should expect:"~ A world inspired by Ancient Rome~ Lots and lots of political intrigue~ A villainous, power-hungry sen...

  • Danielle Jensen

    I can't wait for readers to dive into DARK SHORES. Here's a few things to expect!~ A world inspired by Ancient Rome~ LOTS of political intrigue~ A villainous, power-hungry senator bent on conquest~ Sl...

  • Angelica

    A million years ago, back when I read more than four books a month and actually had time to post reviews, I read Danielle L. Jensen's debut novel, Stolen Songbird and really enjoyed it. So, I was pr...

  • Cristina Monica

    This is a DNF for me. I instantly knew after reading the first page that it would be a DNF. Sometimes you just know. It’s like when you meet someone knew. The first conversation you have with that p...

  • Nick

    so many good fantasy novels this year, don't know where to start...

  • Samantha

    DNF’d at 20% This was not holding my attention. The world building felt sloppy, with elements being mentioned and not being connected to each other or the reader in any way. I didn’t find myself i...

  • Umairah | Sereadipity

    Dark Shores is a tale of political intrigue that questions whether everything can be easily classified as 'right' or 'wrong'. I really thought I'd enjoy this book because the premise sounded amazing a...

  • Emma??

    3.5 starsBefore going into the book, I have to warn you: the blurb is slightly misleading. I expected pirates on the high seas but instead, Dark Shores is more focused on politics. Not that I’m comp...

  • ????, ??????????????

    Ahhhhh! Why did it have to end?! ⚔️⛵️⚓️🌅 And I have to wait until May for the sequel! 😱😭So obviously I really loved this book. It was one of my most anticipated for the year and I...