Life as a mermaid can be suffocating.
Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl. Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away. While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind. With the help of Kain, her friend and formally betrothed, the two work together to prove that they deserve their birthrights as young merfolk leaders.
When the Council requests a demonstration of Eviana's mermaid powers, she finds herself with an opportunity to win back Brendan's heart. But her orders to train with a repulsive merman and the presence of an attractive new suitor challenges Eviana to embrace her leadership and resist temptation. Lucian is after her, and no one seems to understand why. Loyalties are tested as the casualties increase, showing Eviana that sometimes it is impossible to delineate between friends and enemies.
So yeah, I enjoyed the first book so much, so I was really lucky to be a part of the tour for this book, now! And I enjoyed this book a ton! It was really great! It wasn't as good for me as Promises was for me. Which is too bad, because that book was just really awesome and the world can't have too many awesome books!
So it was really awesome to be in this world again, with these characters. And with everything that happened in Promises, well, yeah, things were definitely happening in this book! And most definitely were affected by what had happened! It was really great to watch things change and grow!
So between Brendan, Kain, and Lucian, two of who are on her side, and the other, very obviously leading the other side, well, she has her hands full with guys. Brendan, gone after Promises, Kain, there and supporting her, and Lucian, keeping the war going, and having tempers rising!
So that ending, was just fantastic! Loved that so much, and yeah, it's making me want to read Arise now, vs. closer to when my review post is supposed to go up. Because man, that was a really great ending, and I can't wait to see where things are going to go from there!
Really fantastic book, so awesome to read it in this review tour! And I need more!
Author: Amber Garr
Series: The Syrenka Series #2
Read: August 27th, 2012
Source: Review Copy for Tour
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and had to keep reading the series!!! And it's a Sophomore Challenge book!
Published: February 19th 2012
Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.
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