Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Review: Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos



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.

Samantha's Review
I went into this story a little leary because a lot of mermaid tales tend to have sex and nudity in them. But I was very surprised to find that it didn't! These teen mers are modest, even their 'curse' words tend to be comical (eg: "holy starfish") which some may find silly but I enjoyed.
Within the first few chapters I was pulled into this story. I found myself a member of their world, which was due to the good writing and description of the author.
I would highly recommend this book for tweens, teens and adults who enjoy a mermaid tale. Be warned, though, this is a series and the story is a bit unfinished (cliffhanger). I don't mind it, because I like them, but some readers might not.