Shearwater: Ocean Depths Book 1


Name: Shearwater

Author: D.S. Murphy

Published: January 19, 2016 by Urban Epics

Purchased: November 2, 2016, free on Kindle. Voluntarily read and reviewed at the request of the author.


Blurb: After her parents die in a car accident, 15-year old Clara Clark is shipped off to live with a grandfather she never knew existed… in Ireland. Once there, she discovers that her mother’s past is filled with secrets. Determined to discover the truth about her mother, a string of strange incidents cause her to question her sanity. As the mystery deepens, she begins going through changes of her own, until she’s not sure just who – or what – she is anymore.

Then she meets the charming Sebastian, who won’t leave her alone, and the brooding Ethan, who can’t stand to be around her. Both of them seem to have supernatural powers, and she’s not quite sure whether they want to kiss her or kill her. When a shocking revelation destroys everything she thought she knew, she’s forced to choose… whether to cling to the last of her humanity, or venture into the deep abyss in search of her true identity. 

Review: I actually really enjoyed this book. I could have done without the history lessons though, I kind of skipped over those, well skimmed mostly because I knew that they would be talked about.

The mystery was kept to the forefront and she was a little active in trying to figure it out while also dealing with petty little high school drama.

The cover is gorgeous, amazingly so and actually incorporates a bit of the story and I would tell you but that would be a spoiler.

The writing is good enough to really keep me reading, especially all through the night when I couldn’t get to sleep.

This also isn’t like the other mermaid books I’ve read but if I say anything about it, those will be spoilers as well.

The pace of the plot was excellent and the little bit of history I did read did help to make the story make sense. I’m also quite glad that I could connect easily though when she broke down, I wanted to smack her.

This is a good little mermaid book I think guys would enjoy as much as the girls, I would recommend to young adults as well as older adults.

Thank you for reading my review.



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