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The Vast and Brutal Sea: A Vicious Deep novel (The Vicious Deep) Hardcover – July 1, 2014
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"[For] those who enjoy pure, lightweight fantasy... Fans of the mermaid craze will enjoy it." - Kirkus
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Another series that is coming to an end. I know, all good things must end but I wish this saying weren't true because I love these characters, I love this world and I especially love the voice of Tristan Hart. I have said it in every review I've written for this series and I'll say it again, Zoraida is spot on with Tristan. He sounds like a teenage boy, he acts like a teenage boy and honestly, he reminds me exactly of this 18 year old guy that I work with. Writing the opposite sex is difficult (I know, because I used to write fan fic and roleplay Harry Potter and I just couldn't get the guys down) and there are few authors, in my opinion, that succeed brilliantly with it. This is one of those stories that is spot on and it makes me enjoy the books more because it's real.
I thought I would be upset about the fact that it's a good two thirds to three quarters of the way in until we see Layla again because, romance is a big thing for me but honestly, I wasn't missing it. I mean, I was but I felt like the story held it's own without it. I was just so invested in everything going on that this book held my attention from beginning to end.
There was one disappointed in this book but it's a minor one (and a bit of a spoiler). I feel like one minor disappointment is pretty dang good.
I am very happy with the ending of this trilogy and it doesn't leave me questioning anything or wondering what happened with so and so. I feel like it was tied together nicely with a purdy little bow on top. But like I said, I'm sad it's over.
The Vast and Brutal Sea takes place exactly where The Savage Blue has left off. Tristan finds himself first at the mercy of a tribe of mermaids on a seemingly deserted island where he is reunited with an old friend. He knows that in two days all Hell will break loose. And with the Silver Mermaid—Nieve—having all the power and his best friend and sort-of-not-really girlfriend Layla, Tristan is stuck between a rock and a hard place. When Tristan is betrayed by Kurt, who plans to take the Throne for himself, he knows that there is only one way to win this battle and that it will require returning to the place where everything began.
What I loved most about The Vast and Brutal Sea is that it begins with action and it ends with action. There is no in-between. The Vast and Brutal Sea is everything that a final novel in a series should be. Action. Action. Action. And it’s all relevant to the plot. There are so many things that happen in The Vast and Brutal Sea that make it incredibly addictive and make you not want to put it down until you know exactly who will win, who will lose and who will survive.
The stakes are obviously high in the novel. Especially for Tristan.Read more ›
I actually stumbled upon the second book Savage Blue on NetGalley and thought it sounded interesting. I had the library quickly order book 1, The Vicious Deep, and read it quickly. I loved it. Then I read the second book and loved it as well! Then NetGalley put out book 3 and I was hoping up and down with joy! It didn't disappoint.
Kurt has betrayed him and Layla has been kidnapped by Nieve. Tristan is out to find the Sleeping Giants, believing they will help him win the war. But instead he ends up trapped on a misty island, having to learn the River clan ways before he can leave. Luckily time outside the island moves differently and the outside world is almost at a standstill. Tristan's main goal is to rescue Layla, but harsh decisions must be made because Nieve is making her move. Now.
Okay, yeah LOVED IT! The book kept me going through the whole thing. I couldn't put it down. I had never heard of Zoraida Cordova until Vicious Deep came out, but you can bet that she is on my must read author list now!
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I loved this series! Several things caught me off guard, but it's well worth the read! Gonna miss being in the mind of Tristan Hart!!!Published 15 months ago by DA
The trilogy is complete, and in the most epic way!
Tristan is at a loss. Betrayed by those he thought were closest to him and having very little to go on to continue his... Read more