Saturday, February 6, 2016

Review: Updrift by Errin Stevens - The Mer Chronicles #1

Updrift Updrift by Errin Stevens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water.

Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.

What I think:
* I received this book in exchange for an honest review *
It's hard to rate this book. I liked it, it was good, but it took me so long to finish.
It's the first book I've ever read about mermaid, excuse me, sirens. The way it was written slowed down the story though.
What I did really like was the way the story was built. The first half of the book it Kate growing up with Gabe. It takes the instant romance away that you often encounter in book. You know the history these two characters have and that makes it more special. Instead of just starting the story where they're 16 years old or something and just telling you they've been friends for years, this story tells how they've met, what they've been through, etc.
This story takes some time to read, but I still think it's worth it.

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