Wednesday, January 1, 2020

ARC Review: Ice Mermaid

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(Salt for Air 0.5)

“Darius.” It came out choking from his chapped lips, and his head jerked as he tried to look up into her face.
“What now?”
“‘S my name. Darius. Thank you.”
Of all the humans drowning around her, she had to be stuck with the one who bothered to mind his manners as he was dying. She bit back a laugh. “Well, good to know. Stay alive, Darius.”
“Death feels so warm,” he whispered, those brown eyes hooded as they looked into hers. “Didn’t know there were mermaids in heaven. Ice mermaids…So beautiful. Jewels for eyes, pearls for hair.”
Behind them, the great ship that had the words “Titanic” painted on its bow was cracking as it tilted into the freezing waters of the ocean.

Lorelei gave a frustrated sigh and tightened her hold on him.

Ice Mermaid is a Salt for Air novella about a mermaid who witnesses the sinking of the Titanic. It’s not necessary to read it before Salt for Air in order to understand the series, but it definitely adds to it.

 

Review:

Rating: 3 Stars
Published: October 23rd 2019

*I received a complementary copy from the author. This does not affect my review.*

I enjoyed meeting these characters, and seeing more of this series. That said, being a novella, it was rushed, and I wish we had more time with Lorelei and Darius, but I also wish the ending felt a little more complete, while I didn’t mind Lorelei and Darius’s ending, I felt that the last chapter was just Lorelei in….limbo, while the world moved on around her. Still, I don’t care for insta-love but with the short length, I can see why it was needed, and I actually enjoyed the dialog and connection she shared with Darius.