This story isn't even on Goodreads. My question is - WHY?
There's not much to review, but I have to say it's amazing. You know - when you read a book you get different feeling. Sometimes it's "Oh my God, end it. It's boring", something it's "I-can't-stop-reading". This story gave me this second feeling.
I couldn't sleep at night (hello, my dear insomnia) and I needed something that will make me fall asleep. It didn't. I started reading and I really couldn't stop. Good thing it was short, because I would have to read it all night. 6331 words - it's for less than hour, I don't even remember exactly.
But it was perfect. Story makes you feel pretty nostalgic and I almost cried - really. I can't say lot about story, because I would spoiler (and it's to short to spoiler...), but it has sense. It makes you think - Iis human nature really like that? You won't know how it ends, what happens next. Perfectly written, perfect story, perfectly developed.
Read it. I give it 5 stars with clean coscience.
„Not meant for bedtime reading”, said description… Good example for something I don’t like, authors thinking their story is so perfect that everyone will piss in their pants after reading it (sorry for my language… )
It was good though. Idea of the story wasn’t the most original one… But I can say it surprised me a little.
What about author’s writing style? It made me feel somehow anxious. Perfect for horror! It’s hard to say anything more as I would spoiler you everything from this 9 pages story. .. It could be transformed into a long book easily. I’d like that!
It took me a while to get the ending. Really. I read it like 5 times before I got it. Maybe it wasn’t clear enough, maybe I’m just stupid. Again, author’s writing is nice, really nice! It’s different genre again but still good. Not original idea anyway…. But it didn’t bother me a lot.
I picked this book to review because I heard a lot of good things about it and also the name of the series made me smile. Syrenka is a polish word for mermaids!
I see that almost everyone loves mermaid books. This is the second book of that type I read and so far… YES! YES! YES!
I loved the world Amber created. It’s full of magical creatures and amazing characters. Some are crazy, some are caring and some are simply stupid. I hated the main heroine, Eviana. I understood her feelings but she acted too much like me and… I know it’s stupid. She left the clan because they forced her to marry someone she didn’t love and ran away with a selkie. I’M NEVER GOING TO UNDERSTAND SELKIES. She is so blinded in love that she can’t realize that her lover is an idiot. I knew from the beginning how it’s going to end.
I’m team Kain for sure, but he is even too perfect. Handsome, caring, strong… It doesn’t matter, I love him.
Basically, this book is about a mermaid who left her clan and amazing boy who’s in love in her for a weird selkie. In between, there is a war. It’s simple, sounds stupid but it’s amazing. I don’t even know why I liked it, but I did.