When Callie Pierce turns 18 she has three very simple goals; avoid her stepfather, escape to an Ivy League university of her dreams and party with her friends. But on a night like any other, when the moon is full over the ocean, her life changes in a way that nobody ever sees coming.
On the sandy beaches of San Diego she meets Orion, a man with whom she cannot stay away, to whom her return becomes as inevitable as the tide kissing the shore. If that isn’t enough, a kiss which changes everything plunges Callie head first into a world of Mythic responsibility, epic danger and heart stopping romance. The Mer, an ancient race of warriors brought forth to defend the seas, show her wonders beyond what is humanly possible, forcing her into an archaic chain of events that bring together power, seduction, violence and beauty in a terrifying yet exhilarating mix.
Then there’s The Banished to contend with, a group of Psirens, corrupted by the Oceans abyss, that stand to destroy the eternity Callie has been promised. Will she sacrifice herself for the greater good, or is the gravity that pulls her to Orion just too great to bear?
The story begins in the past … we’re given a glimpse into a myth of the past. It is a twisted tale which bleeds into the present. As we begin the story, we’re introduced to Callie. Callie is about to celebrate her 18th birthday with her friends, when something … different happens. She meets Orion, a boy who she doesn’t know from school or town, but she feels a strong pull towards. She’s not sure why she feels such a connection, but she decides to explore her feelings.
After some upsetting events within her family, she finds that Orion is the first person she wants to run to. But, unfortunately, her destiny catches up with her. What follows is an intricately woven path through mythological destiny and personal choices. The story was intriguing and kept me guessing, as well as introducing many choices for Callie & Orion.
The story itself was intriguing. I love myths and mermaids, and the two went together almost seamlessly. The part I had an issue with was the characters. Callie seemed like a HUGE brat to me. I know she is still a teenager, but at 17 I’d have thought her attitude would have been a bit more mature. Along with the attitude, I found that some reactions by the characters were a bit extreme. I understand that there are a lot of factors influencing their lives, both of their own choices & of the mystical sense, but I just couldn’t get on board.
I think this would be an interesting story for most people to read. I suggest you check it out!
Four months have passed since the night Callie Pierce fulfilled her destiny as the Vessel and her world is shifting faster than ever before. The Occulta Mirum is in disarray, still reeling from the demise of its longest reigning monarch and its people have a decision to make, on which more lies balanced than they know.
As Callie and Orion rise together to new responsibility, dealing with the consequences of what has passed, Callie finds herself changed and looking into the shadow of the deep for answers. The life she’s been thrown into isn’t what she expected, and as the responsibility of her new found position among the mer mounts, the cracks in the fantasy world she so loves are starting to show.
Can then, the dark mystique of the Psiren’s world be what Callie was destined for all along?
Get ready to ride into the world of the Occulta Mirum at greater depth than ever before. As Callie learns the truth of the ancient agenda of three brothers, and comes face to face with the temptation and allure of what will seemingly save everyone she loves.
This is the second installment in the trilogy was much more enjoyable for me. The story just keeps getting better! I don’t want to give anything away for this installment in the trilogy, but I love how the myth keeps growing more intense.
I’m excited for the end of the trilogy and to see how the author decides to end the story. So much is going on with the characters, their destinies, and all the people around them. I love a story that has so much going on and so many people’s future intricately woven together. I wish I could say more regarding what’s been happening, but I’m afraid I’ll give something important!
This is a great story and I am beyond thrilled for the final installment. Check it out 🙂
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