Friday, June 6, 2014
Everblue by Brenda Pandos, Book Review
She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same.
Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.
Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.
I am a huge fan of Pandos' Talisman Series and when I realized that she had written a mermaid series I purchased the first book right away! Everblue is wonderful! It had me page turning, it had me sighing, it had me frustrated. The point is that it made me feel! Pandos writes an emotional novel that I could relate to. When Ash's best friend disappears life goes on but always in the back of her mind she wonders what happened to Tatchi and her cute twin brother she has been crushing on Fin. While some have criticized the lack of attention Ash gave to her best friend disappearing, I strongly disagree. She couldn't really do anything about her disappearance, she thinks about it throughout, and then she did what any teenager would do...she lives her life. This in no way detracted from this beautiful story that drew me and never let me go until there was nothing left to read! I was grateful I had book two ready to go so I could continue Ash's story! I highly recommend Everblue to any fantasy or YA book lover!
You can pick up your own copy of Everblue via Amazon.
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