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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Tempest Rising

Title: Tempest Rising
Series: Tempest Rising # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Paranormal
Author: Tracy Deebs
Publisher: Walker
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Book: Bought

"Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her—and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance."
I loved mermaid books. This book is a great read. Very adventurous. As soon as I started it, I knew I was a goner. Everything in this book, the elements, story pacing, as well as the characters were perfect!

The characters in this book is what got me hooked. We the reader are introduced to Tempest, a girl filled with hurt, anger, and no understanding as to what is happening to her. Her growth in this book is amazing. I love it when characters learn things and grow from it. Granted she had every right to be angry and turn away. Instead she took a chance on something she didn't know and learn something knew.

The pacing of this story had me entertain all the way till the very last page. Nothing is left to the imagination. Ms. Deeb's did a great job on describing the ocean, sea life as well as the history back round to the story. I really enjoy it when authors can give the reader a full understanding without the confusion. She also did a fantastic job on letting the reader feel the emotions of the book. Anger, hurt, love, forgiveness, all great things to make the reader feel like their in the story their selves.
The love interest is very good. I adore romance and it was right on! I loved seeing Tempest come of her shell and give a chance. She is so insecure about herself, with the way things happened in her life that she is always weary about things. I love the Tempest is able to love once she lets it all go. At the end she has a better understanding that make her heart glow.

Tempest Rising is a great, magical read that you will want to dive into over and over again. There is nothing like the feel of the water, letting yourself swim freely in a great pool of writing. But I have to warn you, once you get in, you won't want to come out!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Awesome review Savy! This sounds like an addictive read. Can't wait to get my hands on it :)

  2. Great review! I have never read a mermaid book....horrible right??? Would this be a good one to start with or do you have any other recs?

  3. @Nic, it was a good book. Nothing like I've read before.

    @Tworeaders, WHAT! Abomination! You must read it!

  4. Oh I love mermaid books too! Plus those scales on that cover! Beautiful! And this one has a good romance. Not all mermaid books will give you that. Seems like they are into tragedy instead, so this sounds like a good read for me.

  5. Sounds great! I love books where the character grows a lot too. And it's even better when the author does a good job with the world building.

  6. I haven't read a mermaid book yet! But I looove surfing (no I don't know how-always wanted to learn) and I love the ocean. So I think I will try it.


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