Book Review: Water So Deep

Title: Water So Deep

Author: Nichole Giles

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Rating: 3/5 stars


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 Thoughts:

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sooo, I was really excited by the premise. Mermaids? I’m all there. But overall, this book was just a Meh.
This book just lacked a little action that I was craving. I also found Emma’s narrative to be pretty depressing, though if you consider what happens to her in the first chapter, it makes sense.

I did like the descriptive writing, it really put a clear image in my head. I was also generally intriguided by the plot.

I do find that a lot of people on goodreads seem to really like this book, so if it sounds like something you might like, go check it out!