Book Review

Eternal Seas – Lexi Rees

Some of you will have already seen Lexi’s fascinating guest post which popped up on my blog earlier (if you haven’t, you can find it here. As part of the blog tour for her new book, Eternal Seas, I am also here to tell you all about the book itself.


Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal.

Chased across the seas, Finn and Aria must solve the mysteries within the parcel. 

What does it mean? Who should they trust? What will happen?

The fate of an ancient people depends on them and time is running out …


Eternal Seas cover (1)


Eternal Seas is an enthralling tale of long forgotten magic, smugglers and adventures on the high seas. The young characters are captivating, even for me as an adult, as they race from one adventure to the next in their attempts to uncover the mysteries of their ancestors. I loved the illustrations that appeared throughout the book and currently only being in possession of the e-book, I am seriously tempted to go out and buy the paper copy so I can see these drawings in all their glory.

In Eternal Seas, Lexi Rees builds a wonderful world that whilst recognisable as our own world is at the same time vastly different. It sets the scene perfectly for the rest of the series, and leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next instalment.

This book is a brilliant adventure story for pre-teens and has solved the problem of what I will be buying my friends son for Christmas this year!


Eternal Seas - Lorraine-16

Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real.

You can find out even more about Lexi in my interview with her from slightly earlier this year.






Lexi is very kindly offering two exciting competitions alongside the blog tour.

Win one of two £10 Amazon gift vouchers (UK only). To enter

  1. Share a photo of you with the book (paperback or ebook) on Twitter or Instagram
  2. Tag @lexi_rees (Twitter) or lexi.rees (Instagram) and #EternalSeas
  3. Closing date 30th November 2018
  4. UK only
  5. Winners will be drawn randomly

Illustration competition – would your children like to see their illustrations published in a book?

  • Six lucky winners will have their illustrations printed in the sequel to Eternal Seas
  • Winners and runners up will also have their drawings featured on and on social media

Drawings must be in black and white, and can be in any of the following categories

  • Aria flying up in the sky
  • a cat
  • mountain ponies
  • a snow eagle
  • a demon-goddess
  • a sailing boat
  • Finn and/ or Aria

Please see detailed terms for entry requirements

  • Open to children aged 13 or under
  • You can enter as many categories as you like
  • Winners will be chosen by Lexi Rees
  • Children’s name and age will be published together with their illustration. Parents/ guardians must confirm they are happy with this when they enter. Other information (e.g email address) will not be shared.
  • No purchase necessary
  • Closing date 31/1/19
  • Entries must be scanned or photographed in high resolution and emailed to The winners may need to post originals if the images are not high enough quality for printing. Postage costs will be covered in this case.
  • Full entry details can be found on

Many thanks to Lexi and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this blog tour, and for providing me with a copy of the book. Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the tour.

Eternal Seas Full Tour Banner (1)

4 thoughts on “Eternal Seas – Lexi Rees”

  1. Thanks so much! I’m really glad you like the illustrations – my son and I had great fun working on them. Hoping to involve more youngsters in the artwork for the sequel through the competition 🙂

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