June 08, 2017

#BookTour: Breakwater by @cjonespayne @Netgalley #BookReview @YaReads

A red tide is rising. 

Jade, a seventeen-year-old mermaid in the underwater city of Thessalonike, finds her world upended when her fiancé murders a naiad. As tensions surge between the mer and the naiads, Jade must navigate murky waters, negotiating her responsibilities as the daughter of one of the king's most trusted advisors and her budding friendship with a naiad. But as she tries to fight the tide of anger in a city that lives for scandal, she discovers that danger lurks in every canal. If she fails to mend the divisions between their worlds, the upwelling of hate will threaten to rip apart everything she loves.

Catherine Jones Payne is Quill Pen’s owner and managing editor. She has been editing professionally for four years and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wheaton College, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her editing portfolio includes over twenty published books, including Katie Cross’s award-winning fantasy novel Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, and she is particularly seeking YA fantasy and fiction that creatively explores themes of gender, beauty, social justice, and religion. In addition, she is experienced with non-fiction, blogs, and writing aimed at a professional audience. Her passions include rigorous editing, polished prose, and exceptional literature. She lives in Waco, TX with her historian husband and a kitten who begs her daily for an Instagram account. When she isn’t editing, she can be found reading, drinking Twinings tea, writing her novel, or playing racquetball.

This one was ok it tosses you into a new world of mermaids.  I really loved the city of Thessalonike!  The politics in this story were fabulous I loved learning about their social classes.  Reading this I was never lost but I do think the author could have been a little more descriptive on certain things to make the world come alive.   I also think that the characters needed just a little more development.  A few other things were left out as well about how water to land living works so I would have liked some back information about that as well.   

This one although a good story lacked the depth to be an amazing story. 

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