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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Blog Tour+ARC Review+Giveaway: "Breakwater" by Catherine Jones Payne
Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne Genre: YA Fantasy/Mermaids Release Date: May 30th 2017 Fathom Ink Press Summary from Goodreads: A red tide is rising.
Jade, a seventeen-year-old mermaid in the underwater city of Thessalonike, finds her world upended when her fiancé murders a naiad. As tensions surge between the mer and the naiads, Jade must navigate murky waters, negotiating her responsibilities as the daughter of one of the king's most trusted advisors and her budding friendship with a naiad. But as she tries to fight the tide of anger in a city that lives for scandal, she discovers that danger lurks in every canal. If she fails to mend the divisions between their worlds, the upwelling of hate will threaten to rip apart everything she loves.
I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. The story of Jade and her life underwater was a very interesting one. There's politics plot to destroy and a very vivid, colorful underwater world. I liked the premise of the book, but what kept me hook to the story was the constant race against time in order to save everyone.
Needless to say the reason I also loved this book was because the underwater city where Jade lives is named Thessalonike, just like my home city in Greece!