Thursday, June 7, 2012
Mermaids, Sirens, and Seafolk. Day 4 ~ Tempest Unleashed
Author: Tracy Deebs
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury/Walker Books for Young Readers
Hardcover pages: 352
Author website: http://tracydeebs.com/
Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature and live among her mother’s clan within the ocean’s depths. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie who first opened her up to her mermaid side. But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. And in her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide for the first time, both to protect her and to force her to choose.
I have one very important thing to say about this book:
A love triangle that actually doesn't piss me off?! Woah! The world must be ending!
Tempest has grown from the young girl we once met. She is now a powerful mermaid splitting her time between her mer-duties and her boyfriend Kona, and preparing to battle Tiamat. Enter her new trainer, Sabyn. But who is this dark and dangerous mer? Why does there seem to be some sort of connection between the two of them. Is Kona just jealous of their time together, or is there something more going on.
Meanwhile, an accident at her land home draws Tempest back to the land. And there she is reunited with Mark. Mark who understands what she is going through, and loves her regardless. And wants to be with her no matter what. But while she is gone, all hell breaks loose in the deep sea.
If possible, I think I liked this book better than the first! I liked Tempest much more now that she is growing and feeling comfortable with her power. She doesn't seem to cower from her power or responsibilities. Granted, she may not necessarily like the source or why she has to. Either way, I highly enjoyed the second installment and I hope you do too!