“NOTE: First of all I would just like to say that my review will contain spoilers. Also I encourage readers to read the book (Maybe not buy it...) themselves regardless of my positive or negative review.
This is also a very erotic book so every fifty pages or so someone, usually the main characters, are getting it on. If that sounds like the type of book you don’t want to read stop reading this review and you’ll thank me later. Otherwise when you go to read this you will be mad that you wasted your time and possibly your money.
REVIEW: Enter Meg, accused of witchcraft she is isolated on a island of Mists with her Aunt and Uncle. Her only fate is to be trained as a priestess which requires a ceremony that takes her virginity for the initiation ritual. While contemplating her fate she stares out her bedside window and happens to witness the mystical selkies changing into human form and mating.
Simeon is the ruler of the deep and Meg’s fascination with him leads her to fantasize about him thinking he can’t see her through the window. Later Meg finds herself whisked away into the sea and pleasured by Simeon. No longer a virgin, she can not expect to be initiated into as a priestess. She has two choices she must face from her on out, face a short life together with an immortal Simeon and age. Or remain on land and become a whore for a wicked man of a cult that takes non-virgins and uses them as he sees fit but in return gives them food, clothing, and shelter.
Meg has her own hesitations about Simeon because she really doesn’t know him, which is normal. One night of sex does not equal everlasting love. There is competition for Meg and although as a female I do get tired of the main character being oh so gorgeous and alluring without their own notice of it, I do like a little healthy competition. I think it keeps the main male character on his feet and in a he-man “protective” mode leaving them focused on winning the girl.
Meg’s not always the brightest thing in the book and every once in awhile I found myself raising an eyebrow at what she thought was appropriate to do in a deadly situation. But then again I always remind myself that the stupid things that happen in a story have to happen or else there would be no story!
The secondary characters in this book were very good and I didn’t mind all the sex because I was truly interested in reading more about all the characters good, bad, and otherwise. Simeon has a brother that is only half selkie and he struggles with his own feelings because he is neither fully a part of the sea world nor the human world. He has a fascination with what his mother was like and why he was allowed to be raised underwater together with Simeon, his half brother, but never recognized as his equal. Unable to let people know his own birth right because of what that might cost him, instead he is the servant to Simeon and a wise consol. Meg’s Aunt is depicted as a stern old woman that knows and is wary of ancient legends. She warns Meg about the dangers of enticing selkies and is the first to realize she’s been with a selkie male. Her suspicious nature creates difficulties for Meg, first for her own good and then out of spite.
It was also nice to see other magical creatures in this book besides the selkies and the underwater realm. There were witches, another lord like Simeon but of another realm, and the author put in another legend along with the selkies for horses. The whole underwater universe appealed to me because I like folk lore and Gods. This was a good book and I’m awaiting the sequel!”