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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 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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review 2016-08-07 04:57
Cute, Cuddly, Captivating story
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures - Maggie Stiefvater,Jackson Pearce

 

 

 

Pip Bartlett can talk to magical creatures, and they talk back to her. Unfortunately, no one believes her. After a magical creature incident at her school, her parents decide she should spend the summer with her aunt. Aunt Emma is a veterinarian for magical creatures, so Pip isn't too disappointed about going.

 

 

 

Pip is 9 years old and her favorite book is a guide to magical creatures. Here is a picture of Pip from the book:

 

 

 

Along with the picture of Pip, throughout the book, there are pictures of different magical creatures which will really appeal to kids. Other characters in the book include Tomas, Pip's friend who is allergic to everything and a bit of a hypochondriac; Regent Maximus, a neurotic unicorn who is afraid of everything; Bubbles, a grouchy Miniature Silky Griffin; and a bunch of Fuzzles who are constantly setting things on fire.

 

 

 

 

Pip is determined to find out why the Fuzzles are suddenly appearing in town before Mrs. Dreadbotch from the Supernatural/Magical Animal Care, Keeping, and Education Department (S.M.A.C.K.E.D.) finds a way to get rid of them permanently.

 

This is a Grade 3-5 Sunshine State nominated book. I predict the kids will love this one. :) I read it in a couple of hours and really liked it.

 

Recommended to:

Grades 3-5, readers who like fantasy, adventurous girls, and cuddly creatures.

 

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video 2016-05-05 19:22

Fairytale Retellings by Jackson Pearce: I've really loved this series, so much is always happening, whether it's fights, chases or taking the bull by the horns, Jackson Pearce has put her own stamp on things. Books one and two can easily be read as standalone books, any connections made to the first book aren't obvious, so anyone who has read Sisters Red will appreciate the little links. The only downside to the first book being so good is that I missed all the action and the hunting, but that being said Pearce expanded the supernatural world and really fleshed out a story regarding the wolves, or fenris.

 

Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz: It's such a shame that this series lacked the pow it deserved, I really felt like it was going to gear up to something. Sticking to the positives though Cruz makes the witches her own by using Norse mythology as their background, something I loved about the Blue Blood novels. In the first and second books Salem is mentioned quite a bit but nothing comes of it until the third book, and thank goodness it did otherwise I'd have very little to say about this. For me the TV series was far more enjoyable, it's just a shame it got cancelled.

 

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: I'm so annoyed at myself when it comes to this series, because of a personality clash I struggled to get into the series as I wanted to throttle Rose at times. Thankfully she's grownup a lot and come a long way, although her temper has a bad way of getting the best of her she'll go down swinging till the bitter end. So much happens in each book, with seeds being planted and being revisited on and off until it becomes the main focus. This gives the series a great sense of consistency, making each book flow, and reminding me of real life. I was worried that one of the main themes, Moroi politics, would be mentioned and then forgotten about till a book where it would be the main focus, but instead the topic crops up here and there until it's a main focus.

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