Florence by Ciye Cho
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This was a fun read. It had a bit of a slow start but once I got into it I couldn't put it down.
Florence Waverly is a plain girl who tries to stay in the shadows. She really doesn't fit in anywhere. She still grieves for her dad and is unwanted by her mother. On a school trip to the beach she finds herself abducted by a mermaid and thrust into their world. And what a world it is. Deep beneath the ocean, breathing with the aid of a creature on her neck, she finds an entire world of mer-people, Niemela.
There are definite influences from stories like the Little Mermaid with a young mermaid completely obsessed with humans. There is also an intriguing love triangle with Florence and the two princes.
This story is full of life, adventure, and wonderful creatures both from the world of light and darkness. There is also a bit of mystery and intrigue as we try to figure out what is behind certain actions. Florence is a wonderful character that we see change and grow throughout the story. She begins very meek but towards the end certainly finds a place for herself.
Overall, I really enjoyed this different twist on the traditional mermaid story. I will definitely be continuing this series. I can hardly wait to see how things turn out for Florence.
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