Saturday, June 9, 2012

Review: Drowning Mermaids By Nadia Scrieva

Deep under Arctic waters lies an ice kingdom carved into a glacier. Those who dwell within it possess magnificent biological secrets. Due to the dangers of impending war, the Princess of Adlivun is forced to flee her undersea utopia and regroup with her sisters in Alaska.

Captain Trevain Murphy is a successful king crab fisherman who has spent his life building his empire above the sea, and knows nothing of the empire beneath it. When he meets a mysterious dancer whose father has recently died, he extends kindness towards her, unaware of her unique genetics and royal lineage.

Trevain's attraction to the enigmatic Aazuria Vellamo will involve him in dangerous designs that will forever change his life, and his perspective on himself and his world. He embarks on perilous journeys in which he will need to release all of his insecurities and inhibitions in order to survive.

My Review:

Be forewarned, this isn't the little mermaid :)  There are no fins and tails, and several other things have changed as well!  Captain Trevain Murphy is you average Alaskan fisherman that has grown rich throughout his long career.  But he has dedicated his life to his work and adopted his crew as his family.  He has never married and has no children to share his vast legacy with.  Then one night he meets a beautiful woman under rather unusual circumstances.  Thoughts of a life alone slowly fade from his conscious thought.

Aazuria or Zuri is an under-water princess sent to increase her knowledge of weaponry and ways to protect her kingdom.  Even with her father no longer on the throne, the actions of his past are coming full circle and it's Zuri that has to pay the price.  The species he has wronged want revenge.  But through the veils of all this craziness, Zuri finds herself drawn to the captain.  Can love find itself in the mists of chaos?

Ok, I liked this book for several reasons, the number one reason being originality.  The author took the mermaid legend and created her own spin on it.  I love books that can come up with unusual concepts.   Especially the way their biology changes when in water.  That was a stroke of brilliance!!  I loved all the characters in this book but especially Zuri's self-appointed body guard.  I believe the book is centered around her and I can't wait to read it!  Hat's off to this author for creating a stunning race of water-dwellers!!  Great read!!

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