Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Water So Deep by Nichole Giles -- Blog Tour

Water so Deep (1)

Water so DeepWater So Deep by Nichole Giles
Published: February 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Jelly Bean Publishing
ISBN13: 9781630340155
FTC FYI: Received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.
No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide. From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps.
Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can’t have.
When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it’s only a matter of time before she’s forced to surrender forever.
My Review
Isn't this cover gorgeous!  It perfectly reflects the story.  When we are introduced to Emma, she is swimming.  She knows she will eventually have to leave her life on land and live permanently in the ocean.  Emma knows she came from Atlantis, but was left as a baby.  Only her Gran knows her mermaid secret.  Emma has a lot going on.  She was given a bad reputation for an incident that happened with her ex-boyfriend, and the new boy James, finds himself not able to stay away from her, as she tries her best to stay away from him.  Emma is a great character with so much heart.  Her special needs brother attends her school, and while trying to deal with the rumors of her past, she finds herself attracted to James.  Even though Emma knows she will have to leave everyone she loves behind, she can't stay from the ocean.  However, the ocean isn't always the relief she needs it to be.  Merrick, a merman who made a bargain for her, won't leave her alone.
4 out of 5 stars.  I loved the turns the story took.  There was a very enjoyable twist at the end, one that I didn't see coming.  The whole story (especially Emma's history) was very cool, and I was eagerly turning pages to know how things were going to turn out.   I did appreciate how Nichole didn't throw it all at the reader at once.  Perfect way to keep me reading.  Nichole wrote her characters perfectly, and the ending is ... WOW!  I am looking forward to what will happen in the next book!
Content: some language and heavy kissing.  
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NicholeAuthor Nichole Giles
Nichole Giles, the author of the Descendant trilogy, has lived in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. She loves to spend time with her husband and four children, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.

BY THE TIME SHE HIKED down the steep embankment and around the tide pools to her cove, the pressure in her chest squeezed so tight, black spots floated in her vision. Not a good sign. It had only been five days since her last swim— usually she was good for seven.  

Emma hung her bag on a rock that jutted out of the cave wall and stripped off her clothes, breathing deep, squeezing her hands into fists to avoid the panic creeping up on her. Panicking stole precious air from her half-converted lungs, and she was already on the verge of passing out.  
If she did pass out, she couldn’t get to the water, and if she couldn’t get to the water, this terrible pressure wouldn’t ease, and if the pressure didn’t ease, she would soon stop breathing altogether. It would be hours before anyone missed her and came looking, and by that time, she’d be shriveled like a washed-up fish, and probably just as dead. 
By the time she’d put on her suit, her vision blurred and she had to step carefully, trailing her hand along the wall of the shallow cave so she wouldn’t trip and hurt herself before she got to the water. Finally at the edge, she sucked in a last breath of air and dove, relieved as slits opened up to gills in the side of her neck and water filtered through them, finally allowing her lungs to expand.

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