Everblue by Brenda Pandos

“I recommend this book for those who enjoy young adult insta-love, dual narration, and mermaid books.”

EverblueIt’s been a while since I’ve read a mermaid book, and I enjoyed jumping into Everblue. Following the lives of Ashlyn and Fin, Everblue takes us into the world where mers are real, and all it takes is one kiss to change everything.

Flipping between the human world in Tahoe to the mer world in Natatoria, I found Everblue entertaining, fast-paced, and a fun read. It had everything I like in a book from fun settings to great characters. I especially loved the creativity behind how humans can transform into mers and vice versa.

The setting of Natatoria was intriguing with the idea that mers could equip their homes with air bubbles as to change into human form, and how even though they live in this vivid undersea world, they still love human items and luxuries. I also liked the idea of this glamorous world where everything glittered with jewels. I could easily imagine living in Natatoria, though I’m not sure I’d want to after following Fin’s story.

The dual narration was also something I enjoyed. It was like two stories woven into one, which kept the pace going at a quick speed, though I did prefer the parts of the story when Ash and Fin were together. Their romance was cute and mushy, and I wish that it dove into it more instead of just skimming the surface. I look forward to book two in the series to see how things play out.

I recommend this book for those who enjoy young adult insta-love, dual narration, and mermaid books.

At the time of this posting, Everblue is FREE here.


About the Author

Brenda PandosAuthor Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband, two energetic boys, eight chickens and a grumpy orange cat, though her kids keep begging for a dog #notadogperson #catrulesthehouse, that isn’t happening soon.

She avoids cooking and housework by writing fast-paced stories about kissing, hot mermen, bad boy vampires, and occasionally zombies–not all in the same stories… #issues. When she’s not writing, or wrangling her kids, she’s sleeping… or making up crazy #hashtags, failing at her latest Pinterest replication #lamechef or delivering a really bad pun.

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Fated Capture by Kristyn Eudes


Fated Capture

As a lover of all things paranormal, I was excited I won this novel in a giveaway and enjoyed stepping into the world of Fated Capture. The novel follows Arsema, a feisty teen whose life is shaken when she discovers she’s not just some ordinary girl, but half Craecian, an immortal race that was created to protect humanity—but more than that, she discovers her destiny will either save or destroy them. That’s a lot for a teen to take in, but Arsema never misses a beat no matter the obstacle she faces.

While the novel has a romantic, instant-love element, there is so much more woven into it. I found the love Arsema shares for her family and best friend was what really drew me into the story. Her friendship with Tris was well done, and I loved their interactions the most. The ups and downs they shared were relatable, and I could imagine being their best friend, too.

Arsema’s voice was a fun read—a mix of humor and spunk—and I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions. Even when times seemed hopeless, she always found the best of a bad situation, and her determination and willingness to admit when she needed help, made for a great heroine.

The one thing I disliked about the novel was how one of the major conflicts was solved. It was predictable and slightly unbelievable to me, but it wasn’t a deal breaker and didn’t affect my enjoyment of the ending.

If you like young adult paranormal romance, stories of friendship, instant-love or soul mate stories, good versus evil, or dual points of view, Fated Capture is a must read. I’m interested to discover how the rest of the series plays out.

About Kristyn Eudes (from her website)


Kristyn Eudes was raised in a small town in Alabama, where she recently married her best friend and love of her life. Together, they are raising their combined large family along with their newly adopted Tuxedo kitty, Fluffy.

When not writing the next book in her Fated Keepers series, Kristyn obsesses over The Vampire Diaries, enjoys reading books by her favorite authors and brainstorming her next writing project.

She loves all kinds of music and art, believing that creativity opens the soul. Her favorite hobbies are horseback riding and volleyball and she absolutely adores baseball (Go Red Sox) !!!

You can purchase Fated Capture on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

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