Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.
Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can’t help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.
This book was such a fascinating read. You have magic, mermaids, shape-shifters, guardians, sirens, blue moon sirens, tari, and so much more. For me, the novel started out slow but quickly started to pick up the pace. You start off learning about Halen, a girl who has recently moved back home with her mother, Daspar, and Tage. She is having blackouts and feels like she’s going crazy. They had moved away years ago because of her father drowning and have now moved back to face things head on.
Soon, Halen is thrown into a world of running from mermaids and Asair. (He is basically the Devil in this book.) She quickly learns of her powers and the betrayal of everyone around her, she must defeat Asair and help Tari or the three realms as they all know will be destroyed.
You get to see the characters untangle this web of connections, how they deal with betrayal and how they work together to defeat a common enemy. You get to find out so many secrets each of them have.
My main frustration with the novel is how they kept ignoring Halen, every time she would ask a question or be curious about something, they never would answer here. That kept pissing me off of course because I wanted to know more myself.
Another thing that had me curious is how did Halen’s mom and dad meet? Where do Daspar and Tage come into the picture?
There are a few things throughout the novel I would have loved more development on, but overall, it was a quick and amazing read.
Would I recommend this book?
Absolutely I would if you love mermaids and magical creatures. I highly recommend this. I learned about this book through Benjaminoftomes on youtube. I highly recommend checking out his channel, Here