Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs
About the book:
Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature and live among her mother’s clan within the ocean’s depths. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie who first opened her up to her mermaid side. But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. And in her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide for the first time, both to protect her and to force her to choose.
I want to preface my review. I have not read Tempest Rising, the first book in the series. So this is my first experience with these characters. I absolutely loved Tempest Unleashed! I loved it so much that I am going to buy Tempest Rising so I can read the back story! I love Tempest's character. She is impulsive and opinionated, just like any teenager her age would be. She loves her family, yet she feels duty bound to help save the mermaids and other creatures under the sea. She is at war with herself trying to figure out what is most important to her. I will not reveal anything that will ruin the book for you, however, I will say that I personally was not happy with her choice in boyfriends at the end of the book.
I really loved the descriptions of life under the sea! Tracy Deebs' words wove a beautiful picture of ocean life! Besides great descriptions of ocean life, Tracy Deebs way with words had me feeling Tempest's, Kona's and Mark's emotions. This book is jammed packed with action and the fighting scenes are great! This story grabbed my attention right away and I couldn't put the book down! Long after I finished Tempest Unleashed, I still find myself thinking of the story. Five stars for an incredible novel by Tracy Deebs! I hope there is another book in this series!
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I received this book for free. This is my honest review.
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