Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Book Review: The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

Hi all, TBF and spring are coming up fast! While there's still time I'm going to share a few more books with everyone, including today's The Vicious Deep.

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

The Vicious Deep is the first book in a trilogy that left me hungry for more the minute it ended. Our main character, Tristan Hart, thinks that he's an ordinary teenage boy, focused on fleeting relationships, days at the beach, and summers with his friends at Cony Island. Of course that never is the case when you're reading a book about the weird, wacky, and supernatural. When he finds out that he's the grandson of the king of the seas, he and his friends have to track down an heirloom that is rightfully his. While reading, I found the dynamic between Tristan and his posse of one human and two merfolk, Layla, Kurtomathetis or Kurt for short, and Thalia, only added to what I thought was an already interesting plot. In addition to the story and it's characters, I thought that Zoraida Córdova has a unique righting style. The book was written in first person but it was almost like we were being dragged along for the ride rather than having it be told to us which was an interesting and cool way to be dragged into the book. 

I don't want to reveal too much about the plot because I want you to go read it for yourselves, so that will be all for today! Happy Reading!


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