Okay, so some you know that I went to World Fantasy Convention in Texas this past weekend. It was great and a lot of fun even though I was having anxiety attacks just about every day. I’m still recovering from that, so my actual post about the *experience* will have to wait a few more days.
I got books, a lot of books. Enough books to make my heart and soul very happy. Some I bought, some were given to me. PEOPLE GAVE ME BOOKS. I’m still stuck on that. This is the first book that I’ve read from my stash. I LOVED this book. The entire time I was reading it, it didn’t feel like a book about a debut author!
Here’s the Goodreads synopsis:
A red tide is rising.
As the daughter of one of the mer-king’s trusted advisors, seventeen-year-old Jade has great responsibilities. When her fiancé murders a naiad, plunging the underwater city of Thessalonike into uproar, tensions surge between the mer and the naiads. Jade learns too late that the choices she makes ripple further than she’d ever imagined. And as she fights against the tide of anger in a city that lives for scandal, she discovers danger lurking in every canal, imperiling her family and shattering the ocean’s fragile peace.
Can the city’s divisions be mended before the upwelling of hate rips apart everything Jade loves?
Okay, so we’re going to take THAT and then look at that GORGEOUS cover and go “Okay, I would have picked this baby up too. ” This book reminded me a lot of the Winner’s Curse trilogy, but in a very good way! (I happened to love the Winner’s Curse, so it could never be in a bad way..) ANYWAYS. I’m already planning on buying a friend a copy of this book because I am sure she would love it just as much.
Again, SO GOOD. Get you a copy and read this bad boy!
4/5 stars! Looking forward to the sequel and will probably reread again!