Monday, June 2, 2014

Rising by Holly Kelly, Book Review


In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair. 

Killing her doesn’t start out as part of his plan. He entrenches himself deep in the human world. Aligning himself with his enemies, he prepares to send them to Triton to face their punishment. Then Sara Taylor rolls onto the scene. Xanthus knows at once she’s a criminal. And her crime? Being born. She’s a human/Dagonian half-breed, an abomination. Killing her should be an easy job. All he has to do is break into her apartment, slit her throat, and feed her body to the sharks. Simple, right? Wrong. If only she weren’t so beautiful, so innocent, so sweet... 

Saving the world may have to wait. It appears Xanthus has a woman to save. But protecting her may cost him his own life.

My Review:

Rising by Holly Kelly grabbed my attention from page one and swept me away to another world! I am not sure what I was expecting when I grabbed a copy of this book from Amazon when it was free, but I definitely didn't expect to devour it in one sitting!!!  Sara is handicapped, from birth her legs have been fused together, yet she is gorgeous and doesn't even realize it because she dwells on her legs.  She is strong-willed and determined to make it on her own. Thank goodness she has her friend Gretchen to look out for her! Xanthus is one hot Dagonian! I had no clue what a Dagonian was (a creature similar looking to a mermaid but not a mermaid) but now I do! Man I loved this book, clean romance, hot guy, insecure gorgeous girl, mermaids? Dagnoians? Greek gods? AMAZING!!!  There was action, drama, romance, family issues, oh and the whole different species thing going on! I love this world that Kelly has created!  If you want to read a book that is compelling and unpredictable then Rising is just the book for you! 

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

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