by C.S. Moore
Maribel dreams of the ocean, but has never been.
Her overprotective aunt and uncle have kept her away from the place that calls to her at night. And trying to push them into taking her isn’t an option. She knows how much it hurts them to talk about the very thing that took her parents’ lives so many years ago in a boating accident. In fact Maribel never pushes anything with her loving adopted family, until she meets Jaron.
He is unbelievably hot and the only boy that she has ever been attracted to. For the first time in her life she feels exhilarated and truly alive. She can tell that he feels it too, so why does he keep disappearing on her? And why is it that as soon as her secretive brooding knight shows up, her world is turned upside down? People are following her, she’s having terrifying nightmares, and she suddenly gets the feeling that her beloved aunt and uncle are keeping something from her. Can she unravel the secrets of her past without her life falling apart along the way? Will the truth forever change the way she sees the people that she loves?
Maribel would love to go see the ocean. It calls to her and she dreams of it. Her aunt and uncle won't let her go near it and are very protective of her. She has everything she could want and is very well taken care of. She just wish she understood her dreams. Then a new boy comes to town and for the first time Maribel is drawn to a boy. Jaron is a mystery to her and while he seems like he would do nothing to hurt her, he does have a secret he is keeping from her. Maribel has noticed she has people following her and she needs to know what her uncle and aunt are hiding. She is in danger she just doesn't know why.
Maribel is the pretty girl everyone seems to love. She isn't stuck up or snobby and isn't close to a lot of people. She knows something is being kept from her and she wants to know what. Jarod seems to always be around when she needs saving. He is keeping a big secret but it is for good reasons. I love these two characters as they are sweet at times but also have fire underneath.
This was a very enjoyable book as you can tell it is about mermaids but in a different way. Most of the story lets you know Maribel and what type of person she is. You see her dreams and see what she wants to know. There is an element of danger as someone is after Maribel you just don't know why at first. Getting to know all the characters was a joy. There is the falling in love for the first time as well in this story and the author has written it in a good way. There is a reason Maribel is drawn to Jarod and she has to see how she truly feels. There are a few twist and turns that you may not see coming and I will say the ending really surprised me. I did not see it coming and need to know what happens next. If you like YA paranormal books, books about mermaids or just an engaging read I would recommend this one.
5 out of 5 Stars