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Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: Ice Crypt (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #2) by Tiana Warner


Print Length: 426 pages
Publisher: Rogue Cannon Publishing (July 25, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: Meela has just returned from the Massacre—the annual attempt to wipe out the mermaids threatening her people’s survival. After forming an unlikely connection with Lysi, a mermaid she was trained to kill, Meela is determined to stop the war between humans and merpeople for good. She knows of a legendary weapon that could bring peace if she uses it against King Adaro, ruler of the Pacific Ocean. But her people have plans for future Massacres and refuse to help her uncover it.

While Meela works in secret to unearth the Host of Eriana, Lysi is held captive under Adaro’s tyranny. Sent to the battlefront, Lysi joins forces with a band of rebels that could either bring her freedom—or have her executed for treason.

Separated by the vast Pacific Ocean, Meela and Lysi must find a way to defeat King Adaro and end the war that has been keeping them apart.



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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

After reading the first novel in this series Ice Massacre, I was unsure whether or not I was going to continue on with these characters. However - when I read the synopsis of the sequel I decided to reconsider. After all - I HAD enjoyed the author's writing style even if I didn't care overmuch for parts of the story. So I requested it, and I read it. 

And..... 

This book was ....... A LOT better. 

For one thing, this story featured alternating perspectives so the reader got to see what was happening from the perspectives of both Mella AND Lysi. This made the story more interesting for me as I got to experience what was going on with the both of them. This dual perspective also added so much more to the overall story in that while reading Meela's point-of-view we got to witness the hunt for the host and the challenges therein, while when reading Lysi's point-of-view we got to see just what was happening under the sea with the king and the attempt to overthrow his rule. 

There were many obstacles faced on both sides that were tied up nicely by the end (even if the ending was completely unexpected and DID again end on a cliff-hanger). 

Overall, I am certain that this book will appeal to those who enjoy a well-written novel that is unique from the other novels out there. I will definitely be reading more of this series because at this point, I HAVE to know what happens next! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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Ice Crypt  is available from Amazon.com

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