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Rising (The Rising Series) Paperback – September 6, 2013

4.3 out of 5 stars 684 ratings
Book 1 of 4 in the Rising Series

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OMG the prologue! I think it was awesome, and just wow. Can you imagine that happening to you, that’d be a story to tell people wouldn’t it haha! You seriously need to read it if you haven’t already!!!! Fangirling right now ;)

I absolutely loved this book right the way through to the epilogue which was also amazing! The writing was magical, seriously, I felt like I was under a spell. All day I was like “hmmm… I’ll just finish this chapter then I better do the cleaning before my man gets home” but nope no cleaning has been done today, bad I know but I just couldn’t help it ;)

Mermaids are one of my favorite fantasy/mythical creatures. The only way they can get better in my eyes is if they could fly. And they sort of can in Rising as they hover so I was well pleased. I also liked how it wasn’t just mermaids but Dagonians too who are sort of like Mers but not and yeah they totally hate each other which just a whole lot of fun to the tale.

Sara is a character you just can’t help but love. Even though she has had a rubbish life she still makes the most of it and powers through. Yeah so she hides her body as she’s self-conscious but she doesn’t let it stop her from going out (much), she’s still determined to do everything herself. I admired her a lot and was made up with how things turned out! You go girl :P

Xanthus *wipes drool from chin* is a sexy beast, well dagonian but still. He’s just full of yumminess. He’s 7foot tall, muscular, crazy-good looking and goes out of his way to help Sara and make sure she’s safe *swoon* arrgghhhh I think I’m in love. I can’t say much more about him I’m afraid or I wont be able to stop and I’ll ruin it for everyone who has yet to read it.

Just wow, everything about Rising is incredible. The plot, the writing, the romance, the fighting. It had the right amount of everything and I LOVED it. You guys get the point yet? Haha

And now I’m desperate to find out what happens next. But I have Descending (book 2) so I’ll be starting that as soon as I finish writing this review YAY. If you love fantasy books, and/or mermaids then I highly recommend reading the Rising series. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, I sure wasn’t!

http://morphybooksblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/review-rising/

(Morphy Books Blog)

This book was amazing!!! It was one of my favorite Mermaid books, it was more mature then most I have read and that I could relate based on where I am in my life. It was not mature in that it had sexual content, or profanity, it was very clean. It was just that the characters were a little bit older and that there were more struggles in their lives and more violent situations (that people living in poor neighborhoods or someone out at night alone might deal with).

I loved the complexity of the characters in that they were multifaceted. Some of the characters struggle with themselves and are neither good nor bad. I love the romance and mythology that Holly Kelly has created in her story. The different races of underwater life was a great twist and it not just being Mermaids, was a wonderful addition to the book.

The book starts with a woman giving birth to a baby that has deformation with her legs and they are fused together. There is also a war under water brewing as the waters have been polluted by the humans and the race called Dagonian's want to make them pay for killing some of them and ruining their homes. But Xanthus believes that these humans can be reasoned with and goes to the god of the under water and the last of the Mer people and asks him if he can live among the humans. He promises to make those who have caused the pollution pay to Triton and to see if he can then seek peace, but Triton only gives him a year to do this.

When Xanthus is in Hawaii he notices a young women and he senses that something is different about her and immediately he knows that he shouldn't be drawn to her but he is. He knows that she should be killed for if she is discovered it could mean bad things for their kind and her living here is against the law.

Xanthus decides to get close to her to try to find out her story, who is she, why is she here? He soon starts to question everything he has been trained to believe and questions his mission. He soon realizes that he would risk everything to be with her.

I love this book, it is one of the best books I have read! It was well written, imaginative, not vulgar or to sexual, it was romantic and so full of fantasy and action. This was a great book for a man or a woman! Definitely a 5 out of 5 stars!!!

http://seeingdoubleinneverland.blogspot.com/2014/05/rising-by-holly-kelly-review-by-morgan.html

(Seeing Double in Neverland Blog)

About the Author

I'm a mom who writes books in her spare time: translation--I hide in the bathroom with my laptop and lock the door while the kids destroy the house and smear peanut butter on the walls. I was born in Utah but moved around a bit, living in Kansas, Texas, and Hawaii where I studied marine biology. I'm now back in Utah--happy valley. I'm married to a wonderful husband, James, and we are currently raising 6 rambunctious children. My interests are reading, writing (or course), martial arts, visual arts, creating Halloween props, and spending time with family.

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