Friday, November 15, 2013

Florence by Ciye Cho

Blurb~
Seventeen-year-old Florence Waverley is out of her depth. Literally. Kidnapped and taken below the waves to the mer world of Niemela, she is the ultimate gift for merman Prince Kiren: a human familiar tied to his side. But nothing is what it seems amid the beauty and danger of a dark ocean.

Every Niemelan has a role to play, from the mermaids who weave towers out of kelp to the warriors who fight sea monsters. But in trying to survive, Florence will end up in the middle of a war between the mer and the Darkness. A conflict that will push her between two brothers: Kiren, the charmer inexplicably drawn to both her and the monsters; and Rolan, the loner who has been pushing her away since the day they met. But in order to take a stand--and find out where she belongs--Florence will have to risk it all: her life, her heart... and her very soul.


Tifferz Take~
I was so excited to read about mermaids! This story did not disappoint. Florence is a misfit in the world and on a school trip to the beach she is kidnapped. Her life is change from that moment on. I was fascinated with all the details under the sea! The descriptions are beautiful to put in mildly. I felt that Ms. Cho captured Florance's feelings perfectly, when she was distressed and trying to comprehend this new world below the surface I felt the same way. The polyp that Florence has to breathe underwater is genius and creative and has other powers as well! I love Yolee. She is Kiren and Rolan's sister the princess! Yolee and Florence form a bond and friendship! Yolee tells Florence all about mer culture.

The world of Niemela is a underwater world has harmony, everyone has a place and purpose. I like that the Niemela had three core values- work, order, and purpose.  Kiren is always friendly toward Florence, but Rolan is not. I loved watching Florence grow and step out of her comfort zone. Florence experiences different adventures not of her choosing. I think I would have felt just as she did.

Florence has real fears one of them being never fitting in. She has struggled with this. I was shocked at the endless twists, turns and unexpected! It was delightful till the last page.  The story left me wanting more. I hope Ciye Cho is writing more of this series! I love this exciting story. Check it out!

Just FYI~
This does not have any swearing or sexual situations.

Source~ author for review

you can pick up the ebook here

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