- File Size: 4593 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 9, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00SAER8NK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #675,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Water Rites Kindle Edition
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I was really into the book, completely enjoying the romance between Lorelei and Vardon. I was loving the whole selkie, finfolk thing and reading about how Lorelei was adapting.
I really, really, really wasn’t expecting to feel like crying or like my stomach was dropping, or heavy hearted after having finished reading it.
I loved, loved, LOVED Vardon and Lorelei and Grandma Shaye. And at first, I thought Clay was just an awkward dude. And that his fumbles were kind of adorable.... Now I pretty much hate him and think he's a deplorable SOB.
A part of me needs to know what will happen next and yet another part of me wants to forget I ever dived into this world.
The Great (Pros):
Under the Sea. Excuse me while I blast said song and wiggle around and sing annoyingly loud. Honestly, this was the best part of the book. I loved that it was about the 'water world' and its inhabitants.
Romance. As I said above, I loved Vardon. The relationship that builds between him and Lorelei is really cute and sweet. You can get swept up in it.
The Not So Great (Cons):
It’s sad. Like really effing sad! I'm not a huge fan of unhappy endings. Life has enough of that already... I like to read about things working out. I'm hoping that it will and that I'll get the courage to read book 2 but this is a pretty big con for me. I've read series that don’t have happy endings in a book or 2 but never in book 1 and its really throwing off my game.
Animosity. My feelings towards Clay aside, I wasn't digging how everyone treated Lorelei based off her heritage. She didn't choose to be a quarter of evil water dung. And maybe, had you pulled your heads out of your asses (is that a correct term for a selkie's rear end) and gave her a chance and educated her... This may have turned out differently.
The writing itself is good and the story is really interesting but there is some visual imagery that’s missing. I didn't feel the love for the sea that Lorelei does, or should. Her pull to it felt basically nonexistent, which I know isn’t the case since she basically says otherwise but at times the wording felt dry.
Sure I love the ocean but some descriptive phrases that wash you away would do the trick.
If I can muster up the strength to dive back into this series, I will add this to the must review list. Keep posted. And if you can handle a bit of sad then this is an epic tale of land and sea with romance, heartbreak and an age old grudge between the inhabitants of the sea.
“I received a free copy of the book from the author/publisher for my honest opinion. I was in no way compensated for this review and all opinions are expressly my own”
When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought to myself its about a girl who can sing and is a mermaid, I thought it would be set in the backdrop of Atlantis (Like the Little Mermaid?) or something along the lines. I couldn't be more wrong, what a wrong a judgement that was ;D lol
This story begins with Lorelei happily swimming with her mamma and untying the skin from her body. Like what??? was my initial reaction, why would these magical creatures need some type of 'skin' that would allow them to transform? But I guess that what makes the plot more interesting, why do they need it? Can they not transform themselves like we have read and seen in many books and films?
16 years later and Lorelei is running late for Math class? Lol, I loved the normalcy of this before everything comes crashing down. Vardon is shown to have feelings for Lori and wants to make her his, well he doesn't exactly say this but is hinted towards it with his actions, feelings and how it is depicted in the book. Clay, on the other hand watches Lori from far and in his mind has already claimed her. Lori is his bride. Creepy much? Clay is Finfolk and Vardon is Selkie. Now before you go thinking what the heck those are? Let me tell you the difference because these are the same questions I asked myself
Selkie is someone who can transform into a seal, whilst a finfolk are simply shapeshifters, who closely resemble to a mermaid but they are not mermaids. The other big difference is, Finfolk are evil creatures (kind of like sorcerous)who use their magic to manipulate people for selfish reasons- kind of like what Clay does to Lori. There is war between these two species, they dislike sharing the sea with one another so stay away from one another. Comes along Lori who I assume will bridge the difference between these two in the end! I hope!
Back to the story, Clay tries to lure Lori into marrying him but she doesn't like him to begin with not that I blame her cos he is a creep and stalker. Her interest lies in Vardon. Now I have high hopes for #VardonLorie to be together, please make that work!
I loved how adaptable Lorie was to change, it wasn't to quick nor was it too slow. She was very acceptable but found the change hard at the same time and with everything else in her life, it became hard to cope. Too many expectations. Just like the problems in every teenage's life!
I honestly cannot wait for the next book, I know it will be just better than this one
I would imagine the skin would look like this but with knots?
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