Everblue : Mer Tales #1

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Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them. Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 20mm | 381.02g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0982903391
  • 9780982903391
  • 711,263

Rating details

7,140 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 32% (2,267)
4 28% (2,014)
3 25% (1,796)
2 10% (703)
1 5% (360)

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I have seen a lot of mermaid books around and generally moved on by, thinking they could only be juvenile. How wrong was I?! This book was highly imaginative with a great plot. It is told in alternating points of view, from the first person perspectives of Ash and Fin. It is pretty refreshing to read something in YA that has that male perspective, rather than the female voice that you often find. Fin was as strong a presence as Ash and that was nice. I loved Tati, Fin's sister and Ash's BFF. She was desperate for humanity and provided a source of amusement with some of the parts of humanity that she grasped. The underwater world in this could have easily been glossed over, but the author clearly took the time to really think about what it would be like to live under the sea. The details she included were often those that I would never have thought of and it added a great deal to the story. On land, the story took place in Lake Tahoe and the two settings made for an interesting background. I loved that the culture of the mer people was so easily blended with those who live on land. There was also a fabulous blending of mythology throughout this book that lent it a bit of authenticity. Things to love about Everblue... --The mermaid kiss. In the culture of this book, the kiss was the most intimate act between loved ones and I loved the symbology of that. --The supporting characters. We meet several from the sea and some we love and some we hate, but they are all interesting. My recommendation: I loved this book! Good book, great story, and I expect that Evergreen will be just as good!show more
by Kim
I've wanted to read this book since I first heard about it. I've always been a mermaid fan, from The Little Mermaid to Splash (which is mentioned in the book!). Even when I was a little girl, I would swirl my long red hair in the bathtub, pretending to be Ariel. This was, believe it or not, my very first "mer" book. It was pretty good, but I wasn't entirely impressed with it. It seemed like it went really slow at some points and then it would speed up and go really fast. I liked the story and the characters, bit took me a long time to read Everblue. most of the time I was into it, but sometimes, it didn't hold my interest at all. This book was kind of back and forth for me. I ended up pretty disappointed with it, overall.show more
by Rainy Days and Pajamas
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