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Ia is thrown into the water at birth, abandoned for her deformity, she is adopted and raised by a mer-family. A storm drags her to the shore, and she finds herself transformed, but life on land offers challenges she never expected. Ia wants to go home, but something about Matthias draws her to him. Yet, Matthias is a tortured man, and just as Ia, caught between two worlds.
A.R. Draeger does a wonderful job of weaving a new story from pieces of the past. She does not flinch from the truth and history of period island life, but within this frame work she builds a real romance between two flawed people. Written in first person/past tense, we experience life with Ia - from the the sweeter moments to the stinging realities. I love the change in Ia, from beginning to end, and reading through Ia's struggle living between two worlds.
***Some Adult Themes, Situations, or Language***
On this night two ships had been spotted, and a horrible storm was heading their way. As is and her sister surfice, the storm is breaking into full force, Is does not know how she can call over the storm. As she readies herself for her first call, takes a breath and let's her first sound, a horrible screech, that has the merpeople covering their ears and heading under water. As Ia also goes below the waters survive, she is caught in a net. The phase of her life begins. She is found washed on shore, taken with slaves to a plantation.
Let me close in saying, that the details that A.R. Drater writes is amazing. One part of the story where Ia is raped, I feel could have been written with more caring and love on Matthais's part. There were some fantastic elements of this, and some that just I just could not understand the thought process.
I was given a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
....I find it beyond believable that a virgin woman, who is raped repeatedly over the span of at least two weeks, would then become mindlessly aroused and be completely comfortable engaging in sex without one mention of the trauma she just went through. There is something infinitely disturbing about this to me, particularly as this novella was written by a woman about a woman, presumably for women. By this point, I was already enormously let down by the trivializing of the brutality of slavery to further a romance, one that is both lacking in chemistry and sense. The portrayal of rape came off as a weird sort of romantic trope. I'm not entirely sure what its purpose was as Matthias's solution to alleviating any mental/emotional trauma Ia had as a result of the ongoing rape was to immediately put his dick in it. Romantic? Not at all.
I obviously won't be reading any more in this mermaid collection, or probably anything else by this author if this is how she treats women. It's a very fascinating premise, though, so I would have loved to have seen this taken seriously.