The first in a series of four epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world.
Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.
When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.
- I really liked Serafina. She was your typical princess, afraid of take the role of leader, a bit rebellious and not so sure about being forced to marry for alliances. I can see why this theme goes through royalty, it has to be hard to be forced into a role. But I still liked Serafina and loved her brain. She was smart and really didn’t start to see her strength until he end of the book.
- I loved how a dream brought the six together, it was neat to see how they all had the same dream and met up with each other. The first time they had to work together was fun and interesting. I am excited to see this relationship grows in the series.
- I want to know more about Mahdi, we were given barely a look into his life, but I want more. He was really interesting.
- I really enjoyed Neela. I loved her stress-eating and her personality. I wanted to be friends with her so bad.
- I know that it is a little cliché and overdone, but I felt like it was a bit like Harry Potter and I miss that series! I was ok with the group of teens saving the world and the parallels with HP. There was a lot in common in this first book, but I am thinking the book will take on more originality as the story progresses in the next three books.
- There were a lot of names and places that were hard to pronounce and even harder to remember. I was really confused in the first few chapters and almost DNF, but make sure you continue past the beginning part, because it does get better!
- This book definitely was setting up the story, so we were left with a cliffhanger at the end.