Thursday, 26 September 2013

Review - Waterfell (The Aquarathi, #1) by Amalie Howard

Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Release date: 29th October 2013
Blurb from Goodreads:

Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father's betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa's upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa's mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?
My Review:
2.5/5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Amalie Howard*

First of all this is not a mermaid book. Waterfell is about the Aquarathi who are aliens. Nerissa is the heir to the throne but when her father, the king, was killed in an 'accident' she fled to the land where she took on human form to learn about humans, which is something all heirs have to do. This book follows Nerissa as she comes to terms with her destiny as heir to the throne as well as Nerissa fighting her feelings for Lo a human who she can never have a future with.

I enjoyed the first half of the book but throughout the second half I found my attention sliding and I skimmed through to the end. I liked the premise and although I saw most of the surprises coming there were one or two that I didn't. The characters were likeable and I enjoyed reading as Nerissa grew into a better person.