Author: Megan Linski
Genre: NA Fantasy
Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing
Publication Date: September 20th, 20187
I love reverse fairy tales, and this one was definitely one of the best! It even modernized the story by making the prince fall in love with a commoner rather than the prince falling for a princess.
Adrian had always been obsessed with the surface, even though his father would never allow him to go there. He loved to collect items that made it into the sea from the surface, even if they were electronics that would never work underwater. Soon he finds a girl, his mate, and would do anything to be with her, even defying his father. I have to say, he was very brave but very stupid to do what he did. If your evil uncle says that if you don’t succeed that he will become the king of the ocean, why would make a deal with him? He was definitely lovesick for Isa.
Isa wants to be a marine biologist and is working int he side job that her horrible father forced her into. She likes working tours on the ships, but this was not how she wanted to spend her summer. She would much rather be surfing. When a storm hits and a strange man saves her life, she knows that she wants to meet him again. Soon, he starts showing up randomly in her life, and she finds herself falling for him fast.
I loved the new sidekicks, and details about Isa’s life on the surface. The only thing I wanted was a little more description of the sea world! You will get plenty of Adrian/Isa bonding time when they are both on the surface, but there is little to no description of life and scenery under the sea.
Other than the slight lack of worldbuilding, I loved every part of this story! The plot moved smoothly and both Adrian and Isa were so full of life. I wanted to be friends with the both of them and become a part of their worlds. There was quite a bit of character development as Adrian had to come to terms with his mistake and Isa had to face the dark parts of her past. There were also no editing errors.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a short afternoon read about romance and mermaids.
I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing. She is best known for her popular series The Shifter Prophecy, The Kingdom Saga, and The Rhodi Saga, as well as recognized for her work on the Creatures of the Lands series. In 2014, Linski published the Creatures of the Lands series in Lison’s honor.
Linski is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder.