Friday, 23 January 2015

Water So Deep by Nichole Giles



Summary from Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.

No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide. From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps.

Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can't have.

When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it's only a matter of time before she's forced to surrender forever.

My review

*I received an eBook copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.*

‘Water So Deep’ is about a 17-year old girl, Emma Harris, who is a changeling. She has only a couple of months left before she will fully evaluate into a mermaid. She has to divide her time on land and in the sea. When she turns 18, she will have to live in the sea forever, but she hates to leave her adoptive family and James, who she’s falling in love with, behind.

I give this book 4 stars. I really liked the concept. The book was well-written and very easy to read. I liked the characters, Emma’s younger brother Keith being my favourite. The romance between Emma and James was sweet. And I loved that the book alternated between Emma’s and James’ point of views.

The sole reason I couldn’t give this book 5 stars was the ending. WHAT WAS THAT? And considering there isn’t a sequel, I was so frustrated! The open end left so many questions unexplained. And it felt that I didn’t complete the book! I was so disappointed!
Overall, ‘Water So Deep’ is a very enjoyable book. I recommend it to everyone who would want something pleasant to read.

P.S: Merrick was so irritating!