#EBOOK ñ Everblue (Mer Tales, #1) ⚢ eBook or E-pub free

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 I knew its was not Brenda s Talisman series but I knew Brenda s writing style and have always love it Now knowing 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 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 to kiss this cousin of Fin s Until know the only boy she has wanted to kiss is Fin, even though he is Ashlyn sister Fin has not open up to Ashlyn because of his family secret that he must 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 unique, then pick up Everblue today This book is a must have for anyone, any age that reads either YA or Adult review link Full review on my blog Book Series Addict Everblue was a disaster for me I found it as a free Kindle download onand it has gotten some pretty good reviews on bothand 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 muchrealistic typical 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 not.The 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 unfold later seems hastily thrown together and unrealistic, as did several other story elements I had to force myself to finish reading this one. #EBOOK Ï Everblue (Mer Tales, #1) ï 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 Kissing Tatiana S Twin Brother Fin, And Swimming Competitively 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 Knows Where The Family Has Gone, Ash Chooses To Do Something Drastic To Find ThemAshlyn 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 I ve seen a lot of mermaid type books around, some of them with really positive reviews I always just kind 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 squeal See, I love the ocean I threaten to run away to the ocean like some kids 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 things.Everblue 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 sequel without leaving readers feeling like, What But what next An 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. 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 happened I knew it was supposed to be exciting, but all the time, I was just bored with the book , I knew I just can t 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 spunk.Let 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 Queen um. is best friends with a mermaid, Tatiana, got promised are 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 TWO not 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 me.Other matters I have to address 1 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 friends forever written with liquid 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 afternoon 3 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 s 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 quickly 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 kid s feelings, SAY THE RIGHT THING Don t make her feel worse, you know Encourage and support are NOT in this woman s vocab.4 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 word 5 Lily and Callahan Just when Fin starts to like Lily a co mermaid , the author decides Ash should have an accident so they d magically kiss and get promised Oh, way to go Same thing with Callahan After the kiss, Ash and Fin don t care about Callahan and Lily any.6 The kiss Supposedly when a mermaid kisses someone they re bound for life or something That s not right, butso, since that concept has already been used in Fins Are Forever which I enjoyed farthan this one.7 Misspelled words and wrong grammar Idk if this is because of the.mobi ebook I read thank goodness I didn t buy this book , but misspelled words wrong grammar seemed to clutter the book.For example..but the direct shot took affect quickly. 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 to.8 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 FLOWERS.9 I swallowed hard, tasting dragon breath that could kill small animals HAHAHAHAHAHANO WHAT R U EVEN TALKING ABOUT Way to start my 2012 Reading Challenge Ugh I can t even. 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 without it being overwhelming and distracting from the story I found myself smiling at some points and at other times holding my breath to get through a scene At the end of each chapter I couldn t wait to start the next right away As a result I finished this book much too soon Everblue is an absolute must read for anyone who enjoys something a little different in YA. 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 itpersonality 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. Let s see what we have here shall we 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 brother 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 kiss thingabout 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 kiss them Something mystical about their souls mixing or whatever This is odd because he ends up promised because of mouth to mouth rescue Any kiss can force a union, including forced 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 he she 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 mechanical choppy 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 iftime 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 readsfor middle school type.Overall 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 par. An enjoyable YA mermaid story