Sunday 19 June 2011

Book Review: Tempest Rising By Tracy Deebs

Name: Tempest Rising
Author: Tracy Deebs
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Summary: Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well

Review: This may sound odd BUT this is the first mermaid related book I have read. And now having read this book I can say it wont be my last. Tracy Deebs amazing take on mermaids had my heart and imagination running overtime. The beautiful way she describes the ocean had me sighing all they way through. When I first picked up this novel I had no idea what I was getting myself into. From the first page it had me hooked.

I love the characters in this novel. We have Mark, the understanding boyfriend of Tempest who seems like the sweetest guy on earth. We have Kona, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities also hint at an other – worldly life, And when you guys find out what he will blow your mind. We have Tempest... the troubled half mermaid who's trying to come to terms with being half mermaid and the trouble that's happening around her. I really enjoyed the relationship between Kona and Tempest. She's a very hot headed character and Kona is very patient with her. Also the scenes between them two you can cut the sexual tension with a knife! Woah!

The Pace and tone of this novel was awesome. It wasn't to rushed and the characters were so believable and you can defiantly relate to them and The plot is something I have never come across. Tempest is coming to terms with being half mermaid and the absences of her mother. The beginning of the novel with the letter from Tempests mother was really touching and really set the tone of the novel for me and defiantly made me want to read on. I read on and on and realised it was over... And I defiantly want more!


April X said...

Great review, I've been meaning to read this one for a while now :) I read Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs, which is also a mermaid book, and now I feel the need to read more of them :)

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