Evergreen

Posted 27 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

EvergreenEvergreen by Brenda Pandos
Series: Mer Tales #2
Published by Obsidian Mountain Publishing on 2012-07
Genres: Fantasy, Folklore, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 286
Source: personal purchase | eBook
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From the back cover...

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From the back cover...

A kingdom on the brink of war.

A king on the fringes of insanity.
A family running for their lives.

Ash and Fin's only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready to convert to the other's life: become a human or a mer. Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone's lives together. If the truth is discovered, Ash and Fin will no longer have the luxury of waiting. They'll be forced to choose. But will it be for loyalty or love? Or will someone else make the choice for them if they can't decide? Enter the watery world of treachery, greed, and the binding mer kiss as the story continues with Evergreen, book two of Mer Tales.

My Review

I loved Evergreen even more than the first book in the series, Everblue!

The story line was more intense in this book, with a bit more action and conflict.  There were some unexpected surprises along the way, taking the story in directions that I hadn’t anticipated.  We learn a lot more about the mer culture that the author has created and I love the uniqueness of that.

One of the things I loved most about these characters is that they act, for the most part, true to age.  There new characters in Evergreen, too, and they fell on both sides of the good vs. bad scale.  The bad guys are just as interesting as the good and elicit just as much passion from the reader, even if it is frustration and annoyance!

My Recommendation

This series is proving to be an engrossing and fun read.  If you like mermaid fiction, give this series a try!  

4Mugs

About Brenda Pandos

Mommy warrior, comma-kazi, wife, computer whisperer, Pinterest addict, chocolate enthusiast, vampire and zombie slayer, merman magnet, and lover of all things pure and right. Well… maybe after a cup of coffee or two.

Author Brenda Pandos lives in California and is surrounded by the loves of her life—her husband, her incredible boys, a grumpy cat, eight chickens and her characters. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as an IT administrator. After her son’s ASD diagnosis, everything changed. Being pregnant and embarking on a 35 hour a week in-home therapy schedule was grueling to say the least. She craved a meaningful escape.

Never having aspired to write before, she wrote her own vampire tale for kicks. Four months later, The Emerald Talisman was born. Unsure who’d want to buy her novel, she entered her fledgling book in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and placed as a Quarter-finalist. That gave her the courage to go Indie and from there, she traversed into a life she’d never imagined and loves to this day. And since a small group of fans grew into a larger group of fans, all cheering her onto books two, three, four, five… and so on, she hasn’t looked back.

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