Audience: YA, some language, a few kiss scenes, violence
Length: 342 pages
Author: Alexandra Christo
Publisher: Fiewel & Friends
Release Date: March 6th, 2018
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SIRENS, AND PIRATES, AND SEA QUEENS OH MY!
I’m in a realllll mood for all things sea related. My book slump was fixed by this gem! It was devious and well written, and I kinda wish it was at least a duology because I wanted more.
I love that Lira kept up all of her sass and held her own among the 2-legged humans. Elian was so swoon-worthy and his band of friends had their own personalities.
While at times I thought it could’ve used a dash more action, for a stand-alone fantasy YA it worked really well. I was intrigued and enthralled. I was also impressed that the romance still felt [enough] like a slow-burn even though it’s only one book!
It was really cool to see the elements of The Little Mermaid as well. From Lira’s red hair, to the Sea Queen having tentacles, there was definitely some memorable parallels. But the darker edges to this novel make it even better.
Solid YA book, with some [not-distracting from the story] language. A few kissing scenes, and violence as the book portrays sirens vs. humans.