When Callie Pierce turns 18 she has three very simple goals: avoid her stepfather, escape to an Ivy League university of her dreams, and party with her friends. But on a night like any other, when the moon is full over the ocean, her life changes in a way that no one could have ever seen coming. On the sandy beaches of San Diego, she meets Orion, a man from whom she cannot stay away and to whom her return becomes as inevitable as the tide kissing the shore. If that isn’t enough, a kiss which changes everything plunges Callie headfirst into a world of mythic responsibility, epic danger, and heart-stopping romance. The men, an ancient race of warriors brought forth to defend the seas, show her wonders beyond what is humanly possible, forcing her into an archaic chain of events that bring together power, seduction, violence, and beauty in a terrifying, yet exhilarating mix. Then there’s the Banished to contend with, a group of Psirens corrupted by the ocean’s abyss that stands to destroy the eternity Callie has been promised. Will she sacrifice herself for the greater good, or is the gravity that pulls her to Orion just too great to bear?
This book is perfect for those who love the style of Anne Rice, Jodi Picoult, and Angela Carter- including supernatural elements mixed in with high fantasy detail and stunning romantic storylines, which intertwine seamlessly to create an otherworldly experience like no other.
This teen and young adult mermaid fiction is a perfect blend of high fantasy world building mixed with contemporary characters and fast-paced action. Perfect for fans of Jaymin Eve, Catherine Jones Payne, Frost Kay, and Anna Banks.