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review 2017-03-29 22:06
.Fathomless Book Review.
Fathomless - Jackson Pearce

This review can be originally be found at MissKatiEllen.

 

"Celia is a harbourer of memories, knowing what has already been always seemed so insignificant- until she meets Lo. Lo's memory is drowning in the vastness of the ocean. She's transforming into a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid- terms far too pretty for the soulless monster she's becoming."

 

I cannot stress how much I've been enjoying this series, at this point I would definitely recommend reading the previous two books. In Sweetly it didn't matter if you hadn't read Sisters Red, but there is a thread linking these books together. And it's that tiny thread from Sweetly that becomes the main subject of this book. Ocean girls.

 

From reading the full blurb I thought this was going to be a love triangle, and with a sigh I accepted. The fact that the previous two books weren't like that meant I could get over the love triangle thing. I can gladly say no love triangle, these girls have their own lives, own paths and their interest is Jude is different too.

 

Celia is one of three sisters that possesses a gift, seeing past, present and future. It's not that Celia doesn't want to embrace her gift, she doesn't want to be like her sisters. Using it for their own gain, getting boys to fawn all over them. Plus what use can she be knowing someone's past in an instant?? But then Lo appears and she finally feels useful. She can help this strange, and slightly scary girl to remember who she was, what happened to her and where she came from.

 

Lo. Lo is an ocean girl, knows nothing about who she, or who others like her were. All she knows and understands is the now, to become human again you must take a soul. Easier said than done, a lesson learned early on. But what Lo, and everyone else like her knows is that one day if they're lucky the angels who brought them to the ocean will come back for them, leading them to their new life. Queue Celia throwing a spanner in the works, Lo starts to remember and becomes torn. When she's in the ocean she's happy, it feels part of her, natural. But the small part of her that remembers won't go down without a fight.

 

The theme of these books are all about identity, Lo has to fight to cling on to the memories of her past or let them go like the rest of her kind and Celia is learning there is life outside of her sisters shadow.

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review 2017-03-23 00:00
Fathomless
Fathomless - Greig Beck This is a quite okay thriller/fantasy book from Greig Beck. It is a wee bit like Jaws on steroids. Big chark…check. Stuck on boat…check. Shark jumps onto boat…check. Shark wrecks boat…check. Shark…oh no, that would be a spoiler. Anyway, I quite liked it.

Greig Beck must have some kind of love for dark and musty places deep under ground and preferably with some underground lake in them. At least it is a recurring theme in his books. Although the shark plays the center role in the book there is a lot more to the book than the shark. The author throws in a little bit of Journey to the Center of the Earth as well. As there often is in Greig Beck’s book there is a bit of scientific explanation as well to make the incredible somewhat less incredible.

I quite liked the characters, especially the Russian billionaire and his female assistant and protector, not to mention the Russian harpooner. Most of the other characters were quite good as well.

There is a nice mix between suspension, mystery research and action as well as a twist or two. I really felt like I wanted to read the next page to see what came next most of the time.

There were a few things that I did not like that much. Mild spoiler ahead. The first one was the use of thermonuclear devices for the dual purpose of sabotage and prevention of future access. Can you say overkill? That was just over the top. No one noticed that someone threw nuclear weapons around, seriously, even in Alaska that is just a joke. Governments all over the world would be up in arms about a nuclear device going off above ground.

The other thing I did not like was the green fanatics showing up sabotaging everything. Apart from the fact that I do not like fanatics very much these ones where possibly even dumber than they usually are. Especially their dumb ass leader annoyed the bloody hell out of me. These green assholes kind of sabotaged not only our heroes’ plans but a lot of the last part of the book for me as well.

Otherwise, as I wrote above I quite liked the book. The ending? Well it was a bit unimaginative. That has to be said. Standard horror movie type ending straight out of the box.
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review 2016-10-07 02:18
Fathomless by Greig Beck
Fathomless - Greig Beck

I asked my husband the other day, "What would scare you the most; exploring outer space or exploring the deep ocean?"


I love the ocean...I find it peaceful, calming, and quite beautiful and powerful. But, the thought of exploring the deep ocean, I must admit, I find quite terrifying. Probably because it's part of our home and the thought of huge terrifying creatures living in it gives me the heebie jeebies.

 

This book filled me with dread. Just the thought of something that big coming out of the water right in front of me, is enough to give me nightmares and Greig Beck does a great job of bringing that fear out into the open.

 

This book is abut an evolutionary biologist looking for primordial life in an underground lake that's been sealed up for millions of years. What they find is the stuff of nightmares! This ancient creature then gets released out into open waters and all hell breaks loose.

 

An enjoyable, albeit terrifying, thriller recommended for everyone.

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review 2016-08-12 03:48
Review: Fathomless
Fathomless - Jackson Pearce

Short review for a short read.

 

I keep reading mermaid books, praying to find one that leaps out at me. This one fell flat. It wasn't terrible, but it was just sort of blah. The writing wasn't special, the scenery was sort of generic. The main character being a triplet was a nice change, but there just wasn't anything different about this. 

 

And by the end, you still have unanswered questions. What are the ocean girls, really? What are the "angels"? Where did the "angels" go? Do the ocean girls eat? The story was good enough to entertain a tween, but not an adult.

 

I did like Lo, however. Bless her tortured heart.

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text 2016-08-11 13:18
Reading progress update: I've read 160 out of 291 pages.
Fathomless - Jackson Pearce

This is mildly entertaining. Not great. But I am curious how it ends.

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