Saturday, March 14, 2015

ARC Review: Water So Deep (Water So Deep #1)

Water So Deep (Water So Deep #1) by Nichole Giles

Publisher: Jelly Bean Publishing, 2015
294 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: Feburary 2nd 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.

No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide. From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps.

Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can't have.

When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it's only a matter of time before she's forced to surrender forever.

My Review:
Emma Harris is in high school, she is hiding a big secret for the last few years, only her grandmother knows it. Last year she had a horrible experience, but this year she has kept more to herself. Emma is turning into a mermaid, she needs to swim in the ocean and with every week she needs to spend more time in the water in order to survive. Soon she will be able to walk or live on land anymore. A merman has explained to Emma what is happening to her. He also tells her that she has been promised to him as his mate by the King.

James Phelps is a new kid in town, he hopes to be able to join the basketball team, he has his own drama with his own life, but he likes Emma but she keeps telling him no when he asks her out on a date with him.

This has a lot of teenage drama and fantasy drama, it deals with depression, teen abuse and special needs students. I think she should have let her parents know what was happening sooner, with what her father is doing research on.

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