Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Everblue Review

304 pages

She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same. Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them. Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.

This isn't a bad mermaid tale but it isn't exceptional either. This story is told both from the view of Ashlyn and Fin. Ashlyn is human and also seemingly insecure and not able to handle herself around guys very well. Fin is a strong and cute Merman who cares deeply about his family and Ashlyn. I actually liked reading Fin's side of the story better because there was more excitement especially when he was in the Mer world. Some of the things that happened in this novel were a bit random and out of the blue especially the things that happened to Ashlyn after Fin and Tatiana left. I liked the difference in the way this mer culture was formed compared to other mermaid books because it seemed fresh and unique. Despite the random things that happened, I do want to read the next book in the series to see what happens next in Ashlyn and Fin's story. Other than that I recommend this novel as a fun read for those who like mermaid tales with a bit of romance.


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