|Very much reminiscent of kids'|
book covers, but I love the colours.
Today's Book: The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Release date: May 12, 2012
Summary from Goodreads: Set against the backdrop of a Coney Island summer comes The Vicious Deep, the story of sixteen year old Tristan Hart whose life is turned upside down when the mermaids make an unscheduled return to land in search of their new king.
When a sudden storm pulls Tristan from lifeguard duty into a deadly riptide, he discovers what he really is—a prince of the Sea Court. Turns out, his girlfriend hopping and talents as a swimmer aren’t caused by his teenage prime hormones after all.
In this modern Arthurian tale with a twist, when all a guy wants to do is get The Girl and enjoy the freak show that is a Coney Island summer, Tristan has to fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity, if he still wants it, as he’s caught in a race for a throne that is as ancient as the gods.
This book almost sounds like Percy Jackson (for the mythical action adventure) - if he'd been a playboy - crossed with Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood-Brown (for the vicious mermaids) and of course, your classic American high school YA fluff (and y'know, there's nothing wrong with a setting like that, or fluff for that matter, as long as there is at least some substance to accompany it). (Which...technically makes it not fluff....But I digress.) Anyone who likes some good ol' bad guys versus good guys, characters that could even be your next door neighbour, or plain and simple action stories will like this. Looks like it's one for the boys, too!