My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: February 4th, 2020
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Adventure, Romance, Pirates
This is a book you’re either going to really enjoy or really dislike. That’s because the storyline is predictable for the most part so if you don’t connect to the main character and don’t enjoy following her adventures then you’re going to feel like reading this book is pointless.
But if you’re curious about Amora Montara and want to see her ascend in the world, this is going to be a lot of fun. There is a lot of action and well-written dialog that kept me engaged. Plus, Amora is an ‘‘every girl’’ type of heroine so she was easy to connect with and understand while still keeping her three dimensionality.
The last hundred pages were less entertaining than the first three hundred ones, just because what we expect to happen finally happens whereas before there was a build-up going on, but there were still some surprises, too.
The way the romance morphed really had me hooked. I love me some tension in-between dangerous situations. There was also a potential for something happening between the mermaid and another character—I hope it will be explored in future sequels!
All in all this was a little transparent but definitely a good adventure in an accessible fantasy world.
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