Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Book Review: Evergreen

Media Type: Print Book
Title: Evergreen
   * Series: Mer Tales #2
Author: Brenda Pandos
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Pages: Paperback; 275
Release Date: June 29, 2012
Source: Author
Intended Reading Group: Young Adult
Content Screening: Nothing of note
HDB Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart
Recommended to: Readers who love a great mermaid story and a fabulous romance!

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A kingdom on the brink of war.

A king on the fringes of insanity.

A family running for their lives.

Ash and Fin’s only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready to convert to the other’s life: become a human or a mer. Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone’s lives together. If the truth is discovered, Ash and Fin will no longer have the luxury of waiting. They’ll be forced to choose. But will it be for loyalty or love? Or will someone else make the choice for them if they can’t decide?

Enter the watery world of treachery, greed, and the binding mer kiss as the story continues with Evergreen, book two of Mer Tales.

Ever since reading Everblue last year, I've been eagerly waiting to see what fate awaited Ash and Fin. These two have a love that is too adorable for words! It's hard not to want to root for something good to happen to them. Everblue left off with some cliffhangers happening in Natatoria. Tatchi, Fin and Ash were all left hanging in some type of precarious position. So I don't think I need to explain too deeply why I had such a deep need to see what happened! I dove right in.

I wouldn't have though it possible, but Evergreen may be my new favorite in the series! The pure adrenaline that fuels these pages is hard not to become addicted to. No one in this book ever gets a moments rest! Treachery, promises, chases, love, it's all here. It's like watching the best kind of action movie unfold. With the addition of mermaids. Do I have your attention yet? My favorite part was finally uncovering what being "promised" actually means. Oh no, you won't get the answer from me. Go read it for yourself!

Best of all, Pandos not only brings back all of my favorite characters (*swoon* Fin) but also introduces some new ones to keep things fresh. She seamlessly meshes together the two stories, so that it is like you never left in the first place. If I had one complaint at all, it's that I missed Tatchi. She's one of my favorite characters because of her awesome attitude, and she doesn't really make an appearance here too much. It's my hope that in the next book we will see more of her! I'm guessing, and no spoilers here, that we will. I'll just have to impatiently wait and see!

Truly, if you're looking for a great mer-themed read, I highly suggest Everblue and the whole Mer Tales series! Brenda Pandos proves that you may think you know everything there is to know about mermaids, but you probably don't. The perfect beach read is right here waiting for you! Go pick up a copy.

Other books in this series:
Everblue (Mer Tales #1)

For a list of Brenda's books, click!

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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