Sunday, October 23, 2016

Review @Rachel__Graves - The Mermaid and the Murders by Rachel Graves

The Mermaid
the Murders
by Rachel Graves

Goodreads blurb:  Teenage mermaid Danika DelMar loves high school more than anything in the ocean. She fights with her mother about joining their pod, but she fights her hormones even more. No matter what her body says, she's not ready to kill someone with sex. Things get harder when Danika falls for a new boy at school. He claims to be a sea creature like she is, but she isn’t sure she can trust him or herself.

When a dead body shows up at Danika's reef she risks giving away her secret to make sure the police find the victim. It doesn't stop the bodies from coming. Soon she's lost her friend and the first boy she ever loved. Danika is sure a sea creature is involved, and she’s the only one who can help. As her friends become targets, Danika races to find the killer.

About the Author:  Rachel Graves writes urban fantasy detective stories featuring strong heroines, their fears, and the men they lust after and maybe, eventually, love.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

The cover is beautiful and sad all at the same time.

I don’t know if this will be a series, so this is the first book.  It is also the first book that I’ve read by Rachel Graves.  It is listed as a teen romance, but I’d say older teen due to the violence.  Sex isn’t described, but it is high school students having sex so keep that in mind.

I definitely liked this book.  It covered issues of peer pressure and worrying about what others think which is real for teens.  I really liked Danika because she stands up for what she believes in even against her mother.  I learn about creatures I’d never read about before, so always makes it more interesting.

I recommend this book to paranormal and shifter fans of the aquatic sea life.  I will definitely be checking to see if this becomes a series.

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  1. Jeez, how do you read so much? You put us all to shame. I'm glad you liked this and I've never heard about a mermaid (who knows she's a mermaid) wanting to attend high school. Kudos to the author for a new twist!

    Elisabeth @ Inkspelled Faery

  2. I don't get to read I have to work (teach high school), lesson plan for said teaching, teach applied math at the college, taking a graduate class for my grad certificate of teaching computer science, take care of my son's needs, and my grandparents' needs. I feel horrible that I haven't read enough this year.