Wednesday, March 4, 2015

REVIEW: The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1)
For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he's heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he's suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea...and now it wants him back.

Part of what drew me to this book was the fact that this is a mermaid book from a guy part of view. I'm a bit disappointed, even though I still liked it, because I was expected the sea people to be vicious for some reason...

When lifeguarding, Tristan gets caught up in a wave. It only lasted a few seconds for him, but it turns out that he has been missing for three days. All he can 'recall' is a nightmare of a silver, sharp teethed mermaid.  Soon, Tristan goes through strange changes and finds out that he's actually part mer creature. Not only that, but here's also the heir to an underwater kingdom. Tristan has to face what he now is along with discovering the meaning behind his nightmares.

This book, in the beginning kind of reminded me of that one Disney Channel movie, The Thirteenth Year, as both feature a dude turning into a mermaid (merman?). This book is immensely different, but I couldn't help thinking about it.

No, this book goes into much more than 'guy is half mermaid'! I really enjoyed seeing how the world of the sea people worked and all of it was very well detailed! I mentioned earlier that I expected the sea people to be vicious and while the main sea people weren't, there is a lot of danger in this book!

I did have issues with Tristian. He did have the distant guy voice, which was great, and I loved his sarcasm, but he really did come off as a jerk sometimes. This especially irritated me when it came to Layla. Tristan has a crush on Layla and says he loves her (in his head), but he acts like a complete jerk to her! No wonder she doesn't really like him!

I felt like a lot of this book was introducing us to a new series and, really, this was a really great start! I enjoyed reading this book and I have already read the sequel! I do intend on finishing up this series.

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it

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