After reading this book I was literally dying because it was so good. A masterpiece I tell you!
If you've read any books by Amanda Hocking before, hopefully you've loved and enjoyed them as much as I did. Honestly, this was Amanda's best series yet that I'll never forget about in the following years to come.
Gemma has everything- an almost perfect life, attractiveness, a romance with the boy next door, and a strong relationship with her sister, Harper. When strangers Penn, Thea, and Lexi are in town for the summer, nobody can think of a reason why they came to the middle of nowhere where Gemma and her family live. Before she knows it- she's a siren/cannibal creature that swims rapidly fast and is on the hunt for her human prey. Gemma has to make a choice- and it better be quick. She has to choose between staying with her loved ones, which is totally unsafe for them, or saying goodbye to the only world she's ever known and loved, and straight into another dark and mysterious world of wonders.
This was the book that I was dreaming about to read forever. No mermaid/siren books that I've read ever ended up good, they always are hideous and totally unbearable to read. When this came out, the gorgeous cover just struck me, and finding out that it was a work of Amanda Hocking was even better to hear about, I just knew that I had to pick it up as soon as possible.
After reading just one chapter of this book, I was done with the world we live in today. Well, just joking, I was only gone for a few hours anyway. This book just hit me so hard with its racing plot twists and wild plot, with many surprises in between. I was NEVER bored, not even once, and every paragraph was like a word of wisdom to me. This is absolute brilliance.
The characters.... WELL OH MY GOSH.
Gemma, the protagonist, was kick-ass and strong, although some people classified her as "weak." But seriously, how would YOU react having to deal with her situation, choosing between an unknown world for the best and for keeping your family safe, OR living unsafely with your loved ones forever, holding a deep dark secret in your heart, not knowing the consequences. JUST STOP PEOPLE. Gemma went through so much and she made it and she was a fantastic character!
I love how there are TWO beautiful romances going on at the same time in this book, one with Gemma and the other one with Harper, Gemma's sister. I love the bond that the two sisters share, and you barely find that in books, this is something special.
Overall, I was absolutely pleased, 10000000 times pleased. You will adore this novel, and you will want to read the whole four-book series over and over and over again because Amanda Hocking just can't let you leave this series alone, and of course, dusty in your bookshelf or bookstore. Just go, run, buy this in ebook format, I don't know, just please, go and buy this.
BYEEEE. I'm watching you leave right now. ;)