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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Review: Fathomless

Title: Fathomless
Series: Fairytale Retellings # 3
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Jackson Pearce
Publisher: Little, Browns Books For Young Readers
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Book: Finished Copy sent by publisher

"Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.
Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.
When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul."

Ms. Pearce does it again. With a great vivid detail of an amazing story building, Fathomless is quite the story you don't want to miss!

Now, I love retellings of classic tales. There is just something about a good classic twisted in something different...something you never even imagine. Once in the story, I was immediately taken with the plot. This plot is built up slowly yet wonderfully. The reader is able to digest all the information bit by bit along with the characters. You get to see both sides of the world clearly. Their is no confusion with the point of view switches. I like that they are done smoothly. Ms. Pearce makes it easy for me to go from one character to another without losing interest nor being blindsided.

The characters of the book are quite unique. I admit that I was skeptical that maybe the voices may sound the same (mainly the triplets) but found myself quite amused when I read each voice loud and clear. Their distinctive yet the reader id drawn to them fast. You can't help but drawn in each character who lives are intertwined by fate. You see them struggling with who their are, yet in the end they are their own person.

The love interest is certainly not what I thought. I love it when an author can throw a curve ball at me. I'm quite satisfied that this love interest didn't go the way the reader intended. Instead, It drew the reader deeper into love and sacrifice.

Fathomless is a fine written story that is engaging. The story has great depth to each character as well as the plot. Nothing less than a satisfying read that anyone can get into over and over again, Fathomless is an awesome story!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I really enjoyed another book by this author so Ive been curious about this series. Sounds like one not to miss!

  2. I loved this one, too! Unfortunately, I didn't read the first two books in the series, but that speaks volumes of a book if I didn't read the previous two and STILL enjoyed the third. Great review, madam!

  3. I enjoyed this one too but I wanted to know more about the fates-like girls (the triplets) and Jude. I just wanted more in that area. Still, it was aptly mysterious. :)

  4. I so need to read this. I got it from BEA but I haven't started it yet.


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