Thursday, October 18, 2012
8:00 AM | Posted by Ashley G. |
Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.
Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.
When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.
Fathomless is the first book I have read by Jackson Pearce, which also makes it the first book in the Fairy Tale Retellings series I have read. Despite this book being the third in the series I don’t think it is necessary to have read the first two. According to other reviewers, the stories do interlock but I was able to understand what was going on without any prior knowledge.
I must say that I enjoyed this book quite a lot. I loved watching Celia grow as a character and become her own person. In the beginning Celia is only identified as being one of the triplets. However, it is obvious that she is not satisfied being that. She wants more from life and she finds it in Lo. Celia always felt like her gift was useless and has always been overshadowed by her sister’s ability. Once Lo shows up, all that changes.
I went back and forth between liking Lo and disliking her. Watching Lo was almost like having a split personality. One minute she was Lo and the other she was Nadia. The most difficult part of this was figuring out which was good and which was bad and then watching to see which side would ultimately win.
Jude was your typical good guy. He seemed genuinely nice but I did struggle with why he liked Celia. It’s not that Celia wasn’t a great girl because she was; it’s just that I was worried that he did fall for her because she saved him.
The story moved at a great pace. It easily kept me engaged and flipping the pages. I felt the twists and turns in this novel were great and weren’t the type you could see coming a mile away.
In the end, I really enjoyed Fathomless and can’t wait to read more of Jackson Pearce’s books. I already own Sisters Red and hope to read it very soon!
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