17 May, 2012

Drowning Mermaids (Sacred Breath #1) by Nadia Scrieva




Okay, so we have all read a lot about Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Zombies, Faeries… But there aren’t half as many books about Mermaids. In fact, this was my first time ‘reading’ about Mermaids. Of course, I have watched the episodes of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” when I was younger, but the experience of reading this book was way different and I would like to thank the author for introducing a whole new world to me.



Captain Trevain Murphy is a master fisherman who knows everything there is to know about the Ocean. He recently lost one of his crew members and carries the burden of it with him when he meets Aazuria, an exotic dancer in a nightclub. He offers Aazuria and her sisters a sanctuary, knowing very little about what he was getting into. Aazuria is actually a Mermaid Princess, forced to live on land in order to be able to fund the war raging in her ‘underwater’ kingdom. Aazuria finds a safe haven of sorts and an ally in Trevain and in turn she helps him realize his own strengths and capabilities.


Both the leading characters are very strong and well developed. There are a lot of other characters in the book who are well portrayed. The scenes are well set and the plot is rather captivating. The author eases us into the plot with her very well defined style of writing and then takes us into a high action packed second half. Also, a lot of emotions put into the plot. The author’s imagination of this ‘new world’ is truly creative and beautiful.


The only negative thing that I can point out is that there are times where I felt I was rushed through a particular scene.


Drowning Mermaids is mesmerizing new fantasy world waiting to be discovered.

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