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I am a married mother of two precious little girls. I have always loved writing but recently decided to take it seriously. I pray to make enough money off of this to stay home with my darling daughters and share more of my imagination with you all. Writing and reading are passions of mine that I love doing, and I hope you love my work!
on March 23, 2011 :
I liked this book for its characters, plot, setting, etc. The one thing that didn't appease me was the writing itself. I found the writing to be simplistic, and really not very descriptive. However, I understand that since this is self-published, the book doesn't go through five million re-reads and edits like "bigger" books. Ignoring some small mistakes, I found the characters interesting and enjoyable. Celia is just your average goody-two-shoes that loves everybody and is loved by all. As a child, Celia was fascinated by the sea and mermaids. Returning to Hawaii after a traumatic event concerning her ex-boyfriend, Celia is shocked to discover she herself is a mermaid, along with the rest of her family. Not only is she a mermaid, but a mermaid princess. She's the heir to the throne, and will soon take the crown as soon as she is 16. But there are complications along the way. Her own troubled cousin, Iliana, wants the title for herself. She believes herself to be the superior one and even goes to violent means to try and achieve her goals. Iliana was a character that you were just suspicious of from the start. She wasn't very likable, but I guess that's expected, since she's the "bad guy" in the story. I really liked how Rivers wrote this book from the viewpoint of many characters. Even though you learned a lot from all the POVs, there is enough mystery to keep you interested. There was much more insight that kept you well-informed and not confused (which happens sometimes with me).This book is perfect for the mermaid lover, or someone looking for an fast, exciting read that you can finish in a couple of hours.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on March 11, 2011 :
The family was going on vacation, but the girls got way more than they bargained for. The characters are well written and the story is unique. Usually when you hear of mermaids, its is not believable. The author took great care to find a new story that I haven't heard before. It was descriptive and draws you in. I couldn't put it down! It says young adult or teen, but I am neither and fully enjoyed it. I would love to see other books that would go along with this world from this author.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)