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To legs Simultaneously something happens with the breathing apparatus too The most important things are that mer blood has healing ualities came in handy when mermaids encountered shipwrecks in former times and that a iss and one Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas kiss only between two mers or a mer and a human mingles the two souls permanently and makes the two persons addicted to each other up to the point that the absence of one makes the other one go crazy This explains why sea faring men encountering mermaids after a storm or a swim went slowly mad jumped into the waters and drowned or joined their tailed saviours and were never to be seen again That these mermaids wereissing the poor guys in the first place does not need to always have been an erotic urge A mer s The Magic Rolling Pin kiss is also reviving for a person whose life s flame is on the brink of blinking out For the teenaged merfolk in Everblue it means that regardless to whom you are attracted to or who you fell in love with you firstiss voluntarily accidentally or forced determines who you will eternally long for who you cannot be without whose body will turn you on without fail who you love To avoid random matings the mer families do not approve of or which weren t really planned by the hormone laden teens all unmated merfolk is constantly heavily chaperoned To me this once press the button guarantee of eternal mutual infatuation Tatchi and Fin s parents are permanently making out seems to be a thousand times worse than for instance an unwanted pregnancy or an old fashioned arranged marriage for both allow for several choices It does not take into account that people change that people have intellect something in common or not in common something to talk about or not to talk about It is just some weird chemistry that traps a couple into an iron lock of inescapable bliss Horrific don t you agreeAs the story progresses the reader is in for a treat of how awful the mating Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, kiss can turn out view spoilerTatiana is forced toiss evil Prince Azor and feels compelled to stay with him and even shield him from her brother s attack in spite of her always having been the one willing to leave the merworld and become a full time human for the sake of her personal freedom hide spoiler I think I fell in love with this book from the very first page or the minute that Finn was introduced I enjoyed that the book is narrated by 2 different characters I feel that it gives it personality The world that is created in this book is pretty interesting I never thought that I would be interested in Mer People but Brenda Pandos has definitely succeeded in gaining my interest I enjoyed this book very much and am looking forward to reading the second book in this series Can t wait for it Author Brenda Pandos has a way of writing that captures her readers She creates awesome worlds where anything is possible and where you can insert yourself into the book After reading her books I tend to find myself thinking about them picturing them for several days I can t get them out of my mind I usually wonder what will happen next I say if an author can stir something like that then they must be pretty good Full review on my blog Book Series Addict Everblue was a disaster for me I found it as a free Kindle download on and it has gotten some pretty good reviews on both and Goodreads And I have no idea why The initial worldbuilding was pretty great and in the first ten percent of the book I was hooked The remaining 90 percent of the book I was confused annoyed and constantly wanted to stop reading The worst aspect of the book for me was the characters Ash especially was such a self centered rude whiney bitch At one point just before or after she becomes the most popular girl in school overnight she compares herself to HESTER PRYNNE from The Scarlet Letter because she s SHY She s rude to her mother her best school friend and her little sister I m love realistic characters and how much realistictypical teen can you get but I also want them to be likeable Fin was no better he made the stupidest decision whined all the time I honestly didn t care whether they happily survived their mess or not though I was hoping notThe plot was awkward as well You find out in the first chapter that they both silently have the hots for each other then for the next 45% percent of the book they hardly think of each other Ash gets a boyfriend while Fin scopes out the mermaids I get the why of it but it was annoying How am I supposed to be invested in their Relationship With That Going On The Drama And Events That with that going on The drama and events that later seems hastily thrown together and unrealistic as did several other story elements I had to force myself to finish reading this one I feel in a basic review mood so I m just going to cover the bullet points Plus since this is a water type book I get to put cheesy fishy and water metaphors in my review Things I liked The cover is gorgeous The book has likable although simple and expected characters The protagonist is the girl next door a head of the swimming team great family loyal to best friend crush on the brother The male protagonist is also likable enough strong spirit and strong ties The best friend Of Ash And The Ash and the of Fin is also a typical type wanting to swim away and escape the ties of what she is Characters in this one while nothing exceptional in terms of being different fit into their trademark roles well enough The relationship is sweet and simple while I m not a fan of the strange iss thing about that below the way they are with each other does get the heart a tug Mermaid world Cutesy water inspired sayings like Holy Crawfish Great Poseidon A match made in water It s like Batman s Robin had a baby with a mermaid Things I disliked Mermaids in this world are promised to "Another If They Choose To " if they choose to them Something mystical about their souls mixing or whatever This is odd because he ends up promised because of mouth to mouth rescue Any iss can force a union including forced Garden Bouquets and Beyond kisses I hate that concept It cheapens life long soul mates to me there should be intent as well Strange point of view play The book is written in first person point of you with I but it is written in two people s points of view It should have been heshe since there are two narrators In addition to this each chapter is divided into the other person s role It will say Ash or Fin This mechanical way of storytelling may work on paper in theory but it makes the story a little mechanicalchoppy Not much happens besides from Fin s point of view The romance is supposed to be a major part but that doesn t swim to the top until toward the end Too much time to get there as well It would have been better if time were focused on Fin since that s where the action played out A little juvenile with the writing style It s aimed for YA but I think it reads for middle school typeOverall it s not a sinker but it s not a swimmer Mermaids are fascinating to read about and the characters work okay but there s a lot of changes needed to bring this book up to pa. Ic to find them Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life wasn’t and the truth too fantastical to imagine Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever. Let s see what we have here shall we I finished reading Everblue today I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek and I loved it Without giving anything away so much happens in this book The plot is well thought out the world building is wonderful and the characters are varied and interesting Brenda Pandos does a fantastic job of guiding the reader allowing them to absorb the history and social structure of the Mers within the universe of Everblue with An enjoyable YA mermaid story7 out of 10 Let s begin with the beautiful cover that just calls your attention This is a great example of when a cover will sell the book without opening the book itself The cover model represents one of the main characters in the book and the water rippling to me represents the Mer people It just a beautifully design cover with so much depth to it I m so glad this cover belongs to Everblue because Brenda deserves the best for all her hard work Everblue is not my first mermaid book that I ve read Everblue is the first Mermaid story I loved though I didn t have a doubt in my mind when I pick up Everblue to read that I would not like the story Inew its was not Brenda s Talisman series but I The Unseen Wonder knew Brenda s writing style and have always love it Nownowing that I would like the story I didn t expect that I would be blown away by it Brenda has grown as a writer and her writing shows it This was also her first time alternating characters in her writing and I enjoyed how they transitioned back and forth All readers will literally dive into Brenda writing and devour Everblue probably in one or two sittings Then Brenda leaves you animated for the next novel in the series wanting to The Management Bible know what will happen next Everblue takes place at Lake Tahoe You meet Ashlyn and her best friend Tatiana If it wasn t for having her friend Ashlyn would die of boredom She is also ready to possibly make a move on Fin that s Tatiana twin brother The best friend have decided to seak out a college in Florida and go there and get away from it all Ashlyn believes that Tatiana Father is a drunk and too strict and has even seen him get somewhat violent So she understand why Tatiana wants to move away for college So the girls have their plans all ready and set to go Well that all changes the day Ashlyn realizes that Tatiana and her family including Fin have disappear without a trace they didn t say where or why they had to leave or where they went They are long gone and Ashlyn donest understand They have left the family business and house unattended What about their college plans they are already accepted Then a few days later Ashlyn sees a older man and younger good looking guy at Ashlyn and Fin s house she figures out this must be their cousin and uncle They of course give Ashlyn no explanation for why they are there but Ashlyn finds it strange that she wants toiss this cousin of Fin s Until Zu schnell know the only boy she has wanted toiss is Fin even though he is Ashlyn sister Fin has not open up to Ashlyn because of his family secret that he must Sleepless (Bird of Stone, keep hidden from any human See Fin and Tatiana are Mer people Now don t think that the lives of the Mer are perfect Not at all Fin and Titiana wantto escape that life of theirs and live on in the human world instead of the water They must fight against their rules and their King s son to try and go back to land Fin fears he will never be able to return back to land and it drives his crazy That pushes him to sneak out one day at the gate to Lake Tahoe from his world That s when both Fin and Ashlyn lives will change forever and star a whole chain of events Seems after all this time Ashlyn might not be saved from his world If your looking for a well written story and characters that are interesting and uniue then pick up Everblue today This book is a must have for anyone any age that reads either YA or Adult review link I didn t finish this book and believe me I tried But when I got to 71% and I realized I m still waiting for something exciting to happen when a few chapters back the climax already happenedInew it was supposed to be exciting but all the time I was just bored with the book I Knew I Just Can I just can Maybe why I felt really bored and detached to the story was because I didn t care for the characters except maybe Tatiana She was really the only one with attitude and spunkLet s start with Ashlyn She is ONE OF THE MOST BORING CHARACTERS I HAVE EVER READ ABOUT I wouldn t wanna be friends with her There should be a category Too Boring To Live She s in the swim team got nominated for Senior Ball ueen um is best friends with a mermaid Tatiana got promisedare you even serious Promised Anything is better than that even betrothed to said mermaid s twin brother Fin Oh and let s not forget she DROWNED IN A LAKE SHE S THE CAPTAIN OF THE SWIM TEAM If I remember correctly She also fits in the TSTL category Plus she smells like honeysuckle ALL THE TIME IT S NOT EVEN FUNNY and doesn t have a social life That s about it So how come TWOnot one but two hot guys get interested in her Beats me Fin I have to say he doesn t think like a guy He uses words such as travesty A world without Ashlyn in it even if she wasn t mine would be a travesty And Ashlyn s curvy hips and wavy red hair takes his breath away for the love of all that is good That s not real You see a girl and FOCUS ON HER WAIT FOR IT HIPS Oh another good one Thoughts of tangling my hands in her red curls and bringing her lips to mine grappled with my being Good one His choices of words baffle meOther matters I have to address1 An iPhone party WTF is that Then the iPhone party began photos texting videos you name it 2 A picture of us with the inscription best name it 2 A picture of us with the inscription best forever written with liuid paper reminded me how we loved to play with Mom s office supplies at Gran s shop That is like saying I looked up into his eyes and remembered when I ate a spaghetti with meatballs yesterday afternoon3 Ash s mom and sister Bipolar much Her sister goes all snugly with Ash after she had her accident because it raised her social standing at school Who in their right mind uses her sister s accident to become popular Her mom could seriously be labelled as bipolar She says maybe Tatiana Her mom could seriously be labelled as bipolar She says maybe Tatiana dad has drinking problems and when Ash reminds her of it she backtracks and denies it What WHY And when Ash had her make up done she says teens try to grow up uickly blahblah Then when Ash s dad intervenes she says Ash misunderstood and that she shouldn t go for too much make up because she s already beautiful and all that crap MAKE UP YOUR MIND WOMAN If you don t wanna hurt your id s feelings SAY THE RIGHT THING Don t make her feel worse you now Encourage and support are NOT in this woman s vocab4 Fin s mom Oh here we go another bipolar one She and Ash s mom should go hang out in a psychologist or something 5 Tatch or Tatchi Tatiana is a perfectly beautiful name Why do you need to make it sound cheap for lack of a better word5 Lily and Callahan Just when Fin starts to like Lilya co mermaid the author decide. Best friends share everything with each other Or do they Seventeen year old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring single life Spending time with her best friend Tatiana dreaming about issing Tatiana's twin brother Fin and swimming comp. S Ash should have an accident so they d magically iss and get promised Oh way to go Same thing with Callahan After the Invisible (The Curse of Avalon kiss Ash and Fin don t care about Callahan and Lily any6 Theiss Supposedly when a mermaid Yummy Supper kisses someone they re bound for life or something That s not right but so since that concept has already been used in Fins Are Foreverwhich I enjoyed far than this one7 Misspelled words and wrong grammar Idk if this is because of themobiebook I readthank goodness I didn t buy this book but misspelled wordswrong grammar seemed to clutter the bookFor examplebut the direct shot took affect uickly Yes affect with an A not effect inlayed busyness etc Ahem Georgia s handy work had turned into black trails down my cheeks Uh handiwork With the I and a space Okay Sorry I ll stop being such a smart ass now I just had to8 I put them to my nose inhaled the sweet fragrance and swooned You d think she was given a hanky with chemicals in it that make you sleep But no she s referring to FLOWERS9 I swallowed hard tasting dragon breath that couldill small animals HAHAHAHAHAHANO WHAT R U EVEN TALKING ABOUT Way to start my 2012 Reading Challenge Ugh I can t even I ve seen a lot of mermaid type books around some of them with really positive reviews I always just ind of looked at them and thought Mermaids Meh But when I read the description for Everblue it was like a light went off Here was a book about my two absolute favorite things in the universe YA fantasy romance and the ocean Insert ear piercing suealSee I love the ocean I threaten to run away to the ocean like some ids do the circus Notice I m using present tense I m an adult and I still make this threat Sometimes I make good on it too That s why I was so excited about Everblue It s a good dose of oceanic escape with romance and magic and other fantastical thingsEverblue s land bound action actually takes place in Lake Tahoe so the setting was very well done The underwater setting is beautiful and well imagined Pandos has constructed a meticulous detail oriented world here where plot isn t sacrificed for convenience I found it to be both imaginative and practical The author clearly sat down and thought Ok what would it be like to actually live underwater The two main characters were well done I have to say that Fin was my favorite though The story is told in alternating male female 1st POV which was refreshing There really does seem to be a lack of male 1st POV in YA but Pandos does it well The book is long enough to be a full length novel with a complete story arc of its own yet it clearly leaves room for its seuel without leaving readers feeling like What But what nextAn overall great read Fans of Amanda Hocking s Trylle Trilogy Addison Moore s Celestra series and Aprilynne Pike s Wings series will probably find this to their liking Maybe since reading Otfried Preu ler s The Little Watersprite almost 30 years ago and certainly since reading Der Sommer als Nixe am translates as The Summer Nixie Came by Evelyne Kolnberger two years later I have been mesmerized by the idea of mermaids their mysteries and their underwater worlds The beginning of the current mermaid trend in YA fiction and paranormal romance about two years ago conseuently made me very happy and alert In the meantime I have picked up as much disappointing stories as interesting ones But I am determined to enjoy the wave as long as it lasts And although I have stopped putting every new merfolk book on my wishlist I still patiently sift through the debris in order not to miss the rare gem Everblue the first book of the Mer Tales Series by Brenda Pandos sadly belongs to the category of stones I am going to throw over my shoulder with some flip behind it Yet I am sure some other mermaid fans stumbling across the book will decide that they have finally found what they had been looking for I am going to try to explain in detail so you can decide whether you would judge like me or like themFirst a description to make you familiar with what I am talking about Everblue is told in the first person Its point of view switches from chapter to chapter between the two main characters usually a plus for me High School senior Ashlyn and her best friend s home schooled twin brother Finley Ash Fin and Tatiana live on the shore of Lake Tahoe Ash has helped Tatchi to secretly apply for the admission and a scholarship at the Florida Atlantic University where they want to spend their college years together although they now that Tatiana s parents who do not even allow their ids to go to the local High School and who often disappear with the twins for days will not exactly be thrilled about their daughter s plans for the future Truth is Ash doesn t really now Since the day several years ago when Tatiana s dad smashed a glass vitrine because Ash had suggested a sleepover at her house she hasn t set a foot on the family s premises She remembers her own parents mumbling something sounding like alcohol related problems but "she has never breached the subject Another thing she does prefer not to talk about is her long standing crush " has never breached the subject Another thing she does prefer not to talk about is her long standing crush Fin Apparently a pity because for Fin there has ever been only Ashlyn But in contrast to just waiting for the right moment to confess Ash Fin is set on forgetting the beautiful red head next door because his carreer has not been decided upon and he does not want to force an underwater life on her For Fin and Tatchi are mermaids who are permitted to live temporarily on land because their father is guiding a gate in the Lake that leads to their monarchic underwater country When Fin s family is summoned down by the capricious son of their present King there is not even time to say good bye And while Tatchi tries to evade evil Azor s Advances And Fin Tries To and Fin tries to his longing for Ash by courting a mermaid who reminds him of her Ash is on the one hand concerned because of the twins absence on the other hand she basks in the sudden interest of the school s really nice star uarterback in her and nurtures her

Crush On Him Which Had 
on him which had slumbering in a corner of her heart How will everybody get happy with the right partner how is Azor going to be defeated and how can Tatchi get to live the human life she longs forThese uestions are not so easily answered because of the unuestionably uniue mermaid lore which is essential for Everblue and which is in large part responsible for me being repelled To be fair From a logical point of view there is nothing wrong with the construct It is even very believable because it fits into the pattern of merfolk legends and fairytales But if I think of Everblue as a love story between girls and boys I am supposed to like or at least understand fom a human angle the lore turns into a paranomal romance nightmare Mermaids are a different species They are either born alpha mer or made by a willingness to stay with a merfolk partner beta mer who really stay second class citizens When daylight falls on their tails directly or indirectly via mirrors they morph in. Etitively are her only sanctuary The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency and no one nows where the family has gone Ash chooses to do something drast. Everblue Mer Tales #1