Thursday, February 5, 2015
Water So Deep by Nichole Giles, Amazing New Mermaid Story
The story of seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is intriguing because she's human but she's slowly changing, turning into a mermaid. Nichole does an excellent job of helping the reader feel the intensity of this change and Emma's need for water.
I love the secondary characters in this book. Emma has a close relationship with her brother, Keith, who is disabled. She cares for him and it's great to see a strong sibling tie in a story with young adults.
Emma's friend, or more-than-friend, James adds another layer to the story as it notches up the romantic tension and challenges Emma's closed off trust skills. James interacts kindly with Keith and is a anchor in Emma's world. But the real question is whether a mermaid can ever handle an anchor. There's more to this story than you might think!
Nichole is an excellent writer with terrific skills at writing from a teenage perspective. This book has great clean romance, adventure, and a bit of mystery that will keep you turning the pages, gasping for breath along with Emma as you race to the finish!
This is a young adult novel with mild swearing and some innuendo.
There's an excerpt of the book included below! Read more about Water So Deep and Nichole Giles and pick up your copy for a screaming deal today!
Author Nichole Giles Nichole Giles, the author of the Descendant trilogy, has lived in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. She loves to spend time with her husband and four children, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.
Excerpt from Water So Deep
BY THE TIME SHE HIKED down the steep embankment and around the tide pools to her
cove, the pressure in her chest squeezed so tight, black spots floated in her vision. Not a good
sign. It had only been five days since her last swim— usually she was good for seven.
Emma hung her bag on a rock that jutted out of the cave wall and stripped off her clothes,
breathing deep, squeezing her hands into fists to avoid the panic creeping up on her. Panicking
stole precious air from her half-converted lungs, and she was already on the verge of passing
If she did pass out, she couldn’t get to the water, and if she couldn’t get to the water, this
terrible pressure wouldn’t ease, and if the pressure didn’t ease, she would soon stop breathing
altogether. It would be hours before anyone missed her and came looking, and by that time,
she’d be shriveled like a washed-up fish, and probably just as dead.
By the time she’d put on her suit, her vision blurred and she had to step carefully, trailing
her hand along the wall of the shallow cave so she wouldn’t trip and hurt herself before she got
to the water. Finally at the edge, she sucked in a last breath of air and dove, relieved as slits
opened up to gills in the side of her neck and water filtered through them, finally allowing her
lungs to expand.