20 April 2011

Tempest Rising; Tracy Deebs

Tempest RisingTempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

First vampires, then werewolves, then zombies and angels and now mermaids, with selkies. Tempest's mother left six years ago to return to the ocean, and Tempest has resented her ever since. Dad was an amazing surfer but now it's Tempe who hangs ten every morning. She's also got an on-again, off-again boyfriend (Mark) and two siblings she's taking care of. Oh, and she's dreading her 17th birthday as - apparently - that's when she'll have to choose between sea and shore.

Enter Kai, gorgeous and mysterious surfer dude to whom Tempest is drawn. Turns out he's a centuries-old selkie, and she's the prophesied savior (or destroyer, depending on how things go) of the ocean people - mermaids/mermen, selkies and others. There's an underwater battle, love scenes, reconciliations and break-ups, and The Big Decision.

With the exception of the surfing and the description of the underwater world, there's nothing that makes the plot stand out. Of course, there are those that just can't get their fill of paranormal...

ARC provided by publisher.

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