I finally finished the book I started on my ride up to the RT Convention. It's been a crazy week since starting the book of meeting authors, and sorting through my hundreds of new books. I rented this one from the library so in most cases I did have a deadline to keep my reading to a certain pace. I have one more book after this that an author sent me to read before I start diving into my mountain of books and start the giveaways. Happy Reading!
“What do you call a thirteen-year-old mermaid?” I shake my head and Layla shrugs. “What?” “A merteenie!” He slaps his knee and wipes a fake tear from the corner of his eye.”
― Zoraida Córdova, The Vicious Deep
For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.
He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.
His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he's heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he's suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.
Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea...and now it wants him back.
Published May 1st 2012
Current GoodReads Rating: 3.72 stars
It turned into to more of a confusing love story than the adventure that I thought it would. I was left with so many questions at the end but interested to read what comes next and what and who he will decide to be with. It is refreshing to have some suspense and action around a love story, especially with a plot so unique. This quest reminded me a bit of the Hunger Games with the different "districts" all competing against each other to the death if needed. I can't wait to read more about the rest of his journey. I gave the book four stars.
I like to rate boyfriend material and as far as Tristan goes I'm liking the direction he's heading. He started off a little stuck up, but his experiences are humbling him. Also he must have a good body being one of the top members of the swim team and a lifeguard so of course that's a plus. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to like the dual flowering relationship, but for now I'll appreciate his admiration for the history he's built with one of them. I'll give the man in this book three stars out of five with an almost guaranteed likelihood of improving throughout the series.