Four years ago, Crystal White fell in love with Llyr, a prince of the magical mer colony living off the coast of Starfish Island. For one summer, he enchanted her with stories of jeweled palaces and underwater gardens, but then he left, returning beneath the waves with her heart in tow.
Now, graduated with no job in sight, Crystal is forced to go back to the island she thought she had left in the past. By the sea again, she realizes she is far from over her first love, and when an opportunity arises to contact the merfolk, Crystal can’t resist.
Once more with the mer, Crystal is forced to come with terms with the fact that Llyr has moved on, and also with her own magical secret that has endangered her life, his throne, and every mer kingdom. Working against all odds, she has to try to save the people she has come to love and- if she can- rekindle the romance of her first summer on Starfish Island.
This book is SO much better than the first one. I feel like the entire plot itself was more complex and interesting. I wasn’t nearly as annoyed with the characters. I actually saw development in the characters. There were so many plot twists that I never saw coming. There was also a completely unexpected love… square?
In this book, we saw lots of familiar characters in addition to some new faces. One thing that did bother me was some of the decisions that the characters made, a lot of the time I thought they were making naive decisions. Overall, a lot of stuff happened that I did not see coming (which I loved), the characters were much more likeable and relatable, and I enjoyed this book a lot. I think this series is worth checking out because the concept is very intriguing. This was not my favorite book but I did have fun reading it.
*I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.*
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by L.J. Smith
Goodreads 2018: 1/100