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Product Details

  • Series: Watersmeet series (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Skyscape (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761459782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761459781
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 7–10—Seventeen-year-old Abisina knows that the people in her adopted village, Watersmeet, are starving and that the danger from überwolves and minotaurs is high. As a result, the Keeper refuses entry to refugees from the restrictive south, where people believe beings other than humans with unblemished light skin and hair are demons. After Abisina is declared a traitor, she embarks on a quest to the south with her loyal friends: a centaur, a faun, a human girl, two dwarves, and the human boy she loves. The trek is only the beginning of hardship since Abisina, herself an outcast from the south, must convince the people there to accept her friends even as she tries to hide her ability to shift into a centaur. An unexpected gift at the end means a change in how the south and north will work together, leaving the teen to find the strength to become the leader she needs to be. The plot is fast paced and full of romance, suspense, and adventure and handles prejudice and acceptance in thought-provoking ways. Fans of Watersmeet (Amazon Children's Publishing, 2009) will enjoy this sequel, but it stands on its own.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA

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"I found Abisina's inner struggle very compelling....Fantasy fans will find a lot to like in The Centaur's Daughter - mythical beings, romance, drama, and a strong, relatable female lead." --Manga Maniac Cafe

An action-packed adventure filled with peril and suspense. The characters are well-developed. The story is a page-turner and hard to put down. Readers who like mythology, Percy Jackson, fantasy, and adventure will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

Abbott's storytelling is direct and to the point...this makes The Centaur's Daughter an excellent [choice] for the upper middle-school reader--in particular the eleven or twelve year old adventure-loving girls, for whom galloping in centaur form while firing arrows at uberwolves will seem wonderful!-- Charlotte's Library

"If you're a fantasy lover, then you'll enjoy these [books]. I can't wait for book three!"--Aine's Realm

More About the Author

Ellen Jensen Abbott thinks that life would be perfect if she could move to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where she grew up. Until she can convince her friends and family to join her, she's content to be writing, teaching English at the Westtown School, and living in West Chester, PA. Her debut novel, Watersmeet, was an IRA Young Adult Award Notable Book, and was nominated for YALSA's Teen Top Ten. The sequel, The Centaur's Daughter, is "fast paced and full of romance, suspense, and adventure and handles prejudice and acceptance in thought-provoking ways," according to The School Library Journal.

Customer Reviews

I plan to get that one and read The Centaur's Daughter again so I can read the third book as well.
Jessica Jett
This was a wonderful book, creative, engaging, with terrific character development, and rich with description of the landscape and environment.
susan smith
I loved the series I hope the author writes more I couldn't wait to read the 2nd book after finishing the first.
Gaylene

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Toni De Palma on August 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
After reading Watersmeet, I must say I love how Abisina's character evolves and develops in The Centaur's Daughter. Young girls will find themselves in this likable main character. Ellen Jensen Abbott also creates a riveting plot that never bores. I wanted to keep turning the page.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Jett on May 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I received this book free of charge through Goodreads First Reads giveaways, this review may contain spoilers.

This story's action begins swiftly and doesn't slow down until the very end. I found myself captivated immediately, wanting to finish it in one sitting if life didn't get call for my attention. This is the type of book I enjoy reading. Wonderful world building and interesting characters.

The Centaur's Daughter is a sequel to Watersmeet. I had not had the chance to read the first book but I looked it up and got the general information I needed to understand everything. I plan to get that one and read The Centaur's Daughter again so I can read the third book as well.

Abisina, the main character, must battle to unite the North and the South in the aftermath of the war against Charach. Watersmeet's supplies are depleted due to refugees from the South seeking help and shelter. Abisina must find a way to help everyone effected.

This book deals with important themes such as dealing with prejudices that have spanned many generations, and instilling acceptance in the new generation.

I recommend this book for anyone interested Adventure/Fantasy, Young Adult books.

Happy reading!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Viau on August 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Those who read and enjoyed Watersmeet will not be disappointed in Ellen Jensen Abbott's sequel, The Centaur's Daughter. Abbott, an expert in world building, takes the reader on a fascinating, fast-paced journey that involves a strong and likable protagonist (Abisina) with a hidden ability. Upper middle-grade girls will have a better understanding of their personal struggles with leadership once they experience Abisina's quest and her rise to power. The map is excellent.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 27, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have not read the first book, but found the Centaur's Daughter easy to read on itsown. I enjoy fantasy genre and I liked the world created in this book, however, the writing did not engage me as I would have liked it too. I felt nothing when various characters, who were supposed to be important to Abisina died. I did not feel any excitement over the first kiss with Findlay (or any one that followed). The book felt like a black and white documentary - interesting subject, but lacking the liveliness. Having said that - I will buy more books from these series given that price is right.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Me on April 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I picked up Watersmeet on a whim. I like the fantasy genre, but the description of the first book didn't really excite me. The writing and storyline sucked me in though, and I was so enthralled with this world and all the creatures within it.

The second addition, 'The Centaur's Daughter' was every bit as exciting and riveting as the first book, though the story moves at a much faster pace. With their world in chaos and new creatures threatening everyone's existence, there isn't much time for Abisina and her friends to just sit and exist as they did in Watersmeet. Through cut ties and new, shaky alliances, the group must lose everything they've ever known to save their loved ones and secure their futures.

The thing I love about Ms. Abbott's writing is that it always seems as truth, even when she's writing about unimaginable things. The storyline for these books has so much depth and her characters are strong and believable; the dialogue is extremely strong. I adored the sweet romance that played out in this book, and I was very excited to see Jorno reappear as a main character since he was such a fleeting and seemingly important one in the first book. I was slightly disappointed at his reactions in this book, but I was also grateful that the story didn't become a romantic love triangle, as is popular these days in young adult fiction.

I wish that I could have the third edition right now! And, at the risk of sounding like a 'Reading Rainbow' kid: Even if the fantasy genre isn't your "cup of tea" I highly recommend this series. I couldn't put it down! Please go to your local book store or library and pick it up today! *insert RR music* Da dum dum!
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By Amazon Customer on July 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I thought it was a great book. Well written and discriptive enough to keep my interest through the whole book
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By susan smith on July 16, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This was a wonderful book, creative, engaging, with terrific character development, and rich with description of the landscape and environment. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of reading it - it was a real page turner. I highly recommend it, and I will look forward to future books in this series. Highly recommended for young adults of all ages!
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By Carolyn on April 27, 2013
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The book starts of a little slow. But, then I could not put it down. I can hardly wait to read the next book!
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