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Submerge (Mer Chronicles) Hardcover – October 10, 2017
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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"Romantic, enthralling, lyrical. Submerge is nothing short of magical." -- Adriana Mather, New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch
"Tobie Easton is a master at creating compelling and vivid underwater worlds. Following her lovable heroine through another addictive mermaid tale was a pure joy." -- Emily France, author of Zen and Gone, and Signs of You, an Apple iBooks Best Book of the Month.
"Expansive world-building and heart-thumping romance combine to make Submerge a delightful and gripping read. Fans of Tobie Easton's Emerge won't be disappointed,while new readers will love jumping right into the deep-end." -- Jennifer Brody, award-winning author of The 13th Continuum
"Submerge dives deep into exploring right from wrong, good from evil, and the depths of eternal love. Readers will be hooked by the rich and believable Mer-world Easton creates." -- Jennifer Bardsley, author of Genesis Girl
Praise for Emerge, Book 1 in the Mer Chronicles series:
"This is a fresh and exciting new story that addresses realistic themes set in a fantastical world. Teens will be able to connect with Lia and be immersed in Easton's world-building."--School Library Journal
"We love this book about the descendants of The Little Mermaid! EMERGE has romance, humor, adventure and an amazing setting among the mansions of Malibu!"--Justine Magazine
"Romance, fantastical lore, and adventure--the most fun I've had reading in a long time!" --Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series
"A tale so engulfing that it will have you on the edge of your seat...I would recommend Emerge to anyone who enjoys reading a tale about true love and of course, Mermaids. This is a fantastic read of what happens to Merpeople after the Little Mermaid's story ends." --San Diego Book Review
"Clever, well-written and insanely unique, EMERGE brings us deep into the lives of mermaids, where coming of age has never been so magical."--Award-winning author Jennifer Gooch Hummer
"An unforgettable siren song of characters who will hook your heart"--Skylar Dorset, author of the Otherworld series
"This clever twist on an old tale will hook readers with its humor and lure them in with its heart. A charming story filled with rich world building, authentic characters, and an irresistible and surprising romance"--Lori Goldstein, author of Becoming Jinn
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And absolutely magical is what this book is.
Before I go deeper, please take heed: though I will be spoiler-free for this book, I cannot guarantee it for the previous book in the series.
It was so refreshing to dive right back into this series, and by Chapter Two, I was instantly hooked with where Lia and Clay are in their relationship. The descriptions of characters and places are so vibrant that it’s easy to immerse oneself into this world, and quite honestly, there’s a part of me that wishes I could for real.
With the resolution of Emerge being so nicely handled—Lia and Clay are together, siren Melusine and her nefarious father are taken away, and the curse on all mermaids is broken—I couldn’t imagine what would happen next. I had no idea that I’d read about Mel and her father on trial. Major kudos to Easton for creating an easily relatable but different enough judicial system down Below. In short, this tribunal was intense, and some of the verdicts and punishments made me audibly gasp.
Without going into details because, seriously, you’re best left to appreciate them on your own, Lia and Clay’s love story hits some rough waters. Now that Lia is an immortal (and royal) mermaid but Clay is a mortal human who knows about mermaids, things…get…complicated. No more said. Go read it. But that’s the motivating factor in everything Lia does; it’s the through-line that holds this complex (not simple), magical tale (and tail) together.
Lia’s narration is even stronger in this book than the first part. She’s worried about others finding out the not-so-legal thing she did in the first book, yet she clearly owns the action. She holds herself accountable, wants to be a better mer, and wants to do right by her family. It was a pleasure to see her mature not only since Emerge but through the course of Submerge.
Guiding her along the way is a new teacher—and a wonderful new addition to the characters in this world—the mysterious, magical Ondine. Beautifully crafted both in Easton’s physical description of her and her overall essence, sequences with her and Lia jumped off the page. It is in these private tutoring sessions that Lia—and the reader—is exposed to what I feel is the central theme of the book.
Through Ondine’s teaching, Lia learns that doing what’s right isn’t always simple—and sometimes the right thing to do is the less popular or even “wrong” thing to do. Lia had to make that choice in Emerge, but here, whether these actions are being done for love, politics, safety—something global or personal—sometimes wrong is the right choice. But then again, sometimes it isn’t. These are some deep issues for a YA fantasy book, and what I respect about this series so far is that Easton allows Lia to sometimes make the wrong wrong choice, sometimes make the wrong right choice, sometimes the right wrong choice, and sometimes the right right choice. Isn’t that how young adults learn to cope with their problems? Isn’t that how anyone does? We make mistakes, and we learn from them—and Lia is a wonderful role model for that.
Another detail I appreciate about this series so far is that each book has its own self-contained plot. Sure, Submerge references back to Emerge when needed, but there are new conflicts and resolutions. I’m not a fan of series that end a book in a place where you’re left hanging. Though Submerge ends with an awesome last line to show what the through-line of the next part will be, I was thoroughly satisfied that everything else in the book was wrapped up.
Reading this book was like watching the tides go in and out. High tide came in crashing at the start with an intense trial sequence, and then it went out as I experienced some of Lia’s lows, but it came back even higher with an awesome, gripping ending. There’s not much more I can say about how much I loved this magical and not simple book except that you should submerge yourself into Submerge, which deserves the FIVE STARS I’m giving it.
Lia is once again torn between the Mer world and the human world – the expectations of her parents and culture versus her own dreams and desires. I love her strength and I really enjoyed how much she grew during this story. Her confidence is tested over and over but she’s fierce and always reaches out to do what’s right. Clay…sigh…Clay. He’s just the perfect boyfriend. Sexy, swoony, smart, and devoted to Lia…can’t ask for more than that. The chemistry between these two is perfect and I could spend countless hours basking in their sweet romance. Now, I will admit to also swooning hard over Caspian. As Lia’s best friend, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make sure she’s happy and safe. His unrequited love breaks my heart so, truth be told, I spent most of the book wanting to give him a hug. Long story short, I just can’t pick a book boyfriend here. Ms. Easton…can I have them both???
This story is built around the premise of trusting others – when you can, when you should, when you shouldn’t, and when it all backfires. Over and over my heart battled my head in this trusting game. I wasn’t always right about who to trust and neither was Lia but, even with the twists and turns she encountered, she stayed strong. The baddies are bad and the story is a roller coaster that had me hooked from the very beginning. And, after that last sentence, I’m desperate for book 3!! If you like fantasy, take a leap into the deep end and immerse yourself in the wonderful Mer world that Ms. Easton has created. Trust me, you’ll fall in love! I know I did!