Author: Shana Abe
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Mythology, Historical
Happy Friday, dearies! Are you ready for the weekend? I am! 📕
Today, I cannot really say how this one about The Last Mermaid will go, but I have some notes that I’ll share after reading each part of this book. I must confess that for a while, I seriously considered giving it 2-3 stars because I was confused and it took me a while to finish it, but then Shana did what she does best when I’m reading her books, she managed to catch my attention each freaking time that a book part would end, oh, sorry, this one is divided in three Books (Short stories) but as it turns out they’re all related.
I’ll go ahead with the notes from Book 1 and 2, there are 3, but I just sat there, thinking about what I just finished reading, and it was late, so I fell asleep.
(Immediately after reading)
I didn’t know it was different stories inside the book. I did wonder what else would happen when the first part of the story was rapidly ending and suddenly there was an epilogue.
(Again, after reading it)
The first part almost made me quit the whole thing. I don’t know how she does it, but Shana always finds a way of keeping me if I step out the parts that I want to skip altogether.
But after my initial low, I read the rest like there was no tomorrow, I needed more of Ronan, I needed to know.
Okay, now, after finishing The Last Mermaid, all three parts.
I knew when I picked up this book that I would like it because it was about Mermaids, and I love them, Sirens, Mermaids, Mermen, whatever you want to call it. However, after the first part, I was a bit confused, and thought, why does this book keep starting a short story?
SPOILER ALERT. (Mild)
It turns out that, all three books inside the book were about what we read in the prologue, and I didn’t get that until the last part, and because someone explained it in the book, and then, everything made so much sense. I could read the whole book once more knowing this, and liked it more than the first time, but I have others on my TBR, so that re-read will have to wait.
At the beginning of the book, there is a curse or tale or whatever, that tells basically how the whole book will play out, and I didn’t catch that, but by book 3, there was this major plot twist, had me gaping and staring at the same sentence over and over for the longest ten seconds. It was great, and I loved that little twist at the end.
End of Spoiler.
However, I didn’t give it 5 stars like I thought I would because there were parts that I wanted to skip, there were times that I closed it and read something else for a while, so it wasn’t as soul-catching as I wanted it to be. Unlike The Drakon Series, which are my favourite books by this author, I do not get tired of reading them or recommending them.
Well, that’s about it for this one, hope you enjoyed it and perhaps were inspired to pick up this book and give it a go, I know I have mixed feelings about it, but I still finished it and liked it, so that’s saying something. I know Shana, is not as known as other authors but don’t let that discourage you. We can always read what we like from any genre, no judgment.
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