Monday, April 16, 2012

The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

I am super excited to be participating in Zoraida Córdova's Bloggers of the Deep blog tour! Check back tomorrow for the official stop -- a Q&A with Zoraida!

And I know The Vicious Deep is not out until May 1 (mark your calendars) but I wanted to go ahead and post my review this week as well. So here goes!

The storm came from nowhere, the sky rumbling with sudden clouds and a massive wave looming over Coney Island. In the midst of all of this, Tristan Hart sees a girl and -- without a second thought -- dives into the tumultuous waters. Three days later he washes up on shore with no memory beyond jumping in to save the girl. From this moment on, Tristan's life is forever changed. Tristan discovers that he is part of a long and noble line of merfolk, a direct descendant of The Sea King himself. In fact, the only male heir. And the race is in trouble. But is Tristan the right one to save them?

First off, Córdova truly captured summer in this book. I could taste the salt spray and I really wished I was on a beach somewhere with a fruity drink while reading the book! 

This first in the series is fresh and fun. A totally original teen paranormal featuring merfolk like you've never seen them before. Córdova's writing is witty and snarky, her plotting is smooth, and her characters are really unique, aside from the typical teen things like girl issues and boy issues and high school. 

And of course, a cliffhanger of an ending. See there's a quest and Tristan has to find some things, all very Greek mythology in feel. Some action, some romance, such a fun read! 

So don't forget: put The Vicious Deep in your must read list! Mark your calendar for May 1 (or pre-order from your favorite place). And come back tomorrow for a Q&A with the author herself!


Lori said...

I've been curious about this one! I'm adding it to my TBR right now. :)

Sandy said...

It's true, Zoraida really captures that beachy feel of Coney Island. I felt like walking on the boardwalks and eating hot dogs, lol. Nice review :)