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Tempest Rising (Tempest Maguire) Hardcover – May 10, 2011
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TRACY DEEBS collects books, English degrees, and lipsticks. She has been known to forget where-and sometimes who-she is when immersed in a great novel. She is a writing and literature professor at Austin Community College.
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An interesting thing I found out AFTER I had read Tempest Rising is that this author goes by 2 other pseudonym names--Tracy Wolff and Tessa Adams. Here is the connection--I have read the first book in Tessa Adam's adult "Dragon Heat" series--Dark Embers-- and my rating/review of the book is nn one of my earlier posts. I remember giving Dark Embers a 5 star rating for its unique dragon mythology, sexy alpha hero, and sizzling romance.
That being said, while Tempest Rising had all the pieces to make a great first young adult book for Tracy Deebs about a teenage girl who on her 17th birthday would have to make a crucial decision whether to stay on land or follow in her mother's footsteps and become a mermaid, somehow it falls a little short. While this book is supposed to be a little more serious in tone, I actually enjoyed Tera Lynn Child's Forgive My Fins way better, which sort of has the same premise but more comical.
So starting with what I enjoyed...I liked how the book was split into 5 parts and how the chapters were short. Not that I have anything against long chapters; I just think that shorter chapters tend to make you want to read more. It is definitely a nice tool to keep readers interested.
At first I really liked Tempest.Read more ›
Although, I'm having a hard time trying to decide how to discribe this book. On one hand--this novel set up the perfect mermaid story. A girl trying to decide between land and sea, between two boys, between two seperate lives. It was sexy and dark and mysterious. And the mythology was fantastic, really the best part to it. I greedily wanted to know more about the underwater world. But on the other hand it was slightly lacking in something: substance, maybe.
Yes, there were parts that I really really loved about this novel. It's just...I think the love-triangle hurt it more than helped it. I liked Mark in the beginning. He was a great boyfriend and part of me just didn't get what Tempest saw in Kona--the mysterious new guy--when he came along. I liked him more and more as the novel went on, but I'm still left wondering why they fell for each other. But still, this book had me pretty hooked (but still able to pick it up and put it down for several days while traveling) and even if there were flaws it did make for an awesome beach book. I totally recommend it.
The story is about a girl, part mermaid, who must make the decision to answer the call of the ocean and live as mermaid or stay human and live with her friends and family. The book is filled with adventure, mystery, romance, and some evil. What is a mermaid story without the sea witch. Of course there is a love triangle. It seems that is what is hot in the YA paranormal world. The story also has a bit of family drama and family loyalty.
Tempest was easy for me to like and easy for me to hate. She had her good moments and her very selfish moments. I can't say that blame her. I am not sure how I would handle a decision between the ones I love or the life I love. This story really had a great cast of characters, the father, the boyfriend, and the mysterious stranger boy.
The story was beautifully written, The author painted a very clear picture for me of the world that Tempest lived in and came from. I wanted to know more and the pages kept turning. I found myself gasping and reading with excited anticipation. The end left me wanting for more.
I really did enjoy the book and am very excited to read the next book.
Tempest Rising was my first pick for finally reading a YA Urban Fantasy about mermaids. The vast majority of my Goodreads friends had given this a glowing review, even the ones who are normally really picky. My peeps led me astray, so astray. A lesson to why no matter the rating you must venture to see if you actually like it. As mentioned there is a love triangle here. Tempest has this amazing human boyfriend, Mark.. He's a gentleman and when he does get a little possessive--nothing like other YA book--I felt he was totally justified. Because Tempest had insta-hormones for Kona right upon him rolling up out of the ocean. The book didn't do enough to flesh out either love interests, but I definitely liked Mark.
Ah, Tempest. Tempest. It's amazing that at page 40 I thought she was a good companion. Then within maybe 20 to 30 pages later I knew I had no respect for the girl. First off she just confesses to her long time boyfriend, and best friend, that she loves him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazingly perfect I love this book so worth the money and time to read it get the amazing temples seriesPublished 2 months ago by N. Duncan
This is a story that can catch you and hold you to the end and still have you wanting for more.
A teenage girl, Tempest, and her family holds a secret from the world. Read more
This was a very good book. It is appropriate for younger teens. I really enjoyed it and found it kept my attention and interest throughout. I would recommend this book.Published 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
I absolutely fell in love with this book!!!! The story was written beautifully. The plot took so many twists and turns that I had no clue what to expect. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kristina Snyder
To start out, the main character was not at all likable. Mark and Kona were both too good for her and the way she treated both of them. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tracy Shea Sillings
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The book centers around a girl named Tempest who, at 17, must make a choice between staying a human or becoming... Read more
I enjoyed part one of this series. I can't wait to see what happens next.
thanks Tracy deebs so far it awesome
I bought this book after researching it and I love mermaids! I found out it was a set with Tempest Unleashed. I purchased the first book, Tempest Rising, and loved it! Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Rebecca
After her mother abandoned her family six years ago for the call of the sea, Tempest is dreading her seventeenth birthday where she will have to choose to remain human, or become a... Read morePublished on October 16, 2013 by Ariel Avalon