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From the Tempest (Deebs) series, volume 2

by Tracy Deebs

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: June 5th, 2012
ISBN: 978-08027-2830-2
Publisher: Walker

Deebs' half-human mermaid princess fights the evil sea witch and juggles boyfriends in this continuation of the Tempest series.

In this first sequel, Tempest misses her family and longs to visit her home on land. She worries that her selkie-prince boyfriend, Kona, won’t be allowed to marry her. Meanwhile the war with the powerful witch Tiamat heats up, with Tempest prophesied to be the only one who can defeat her. Tempest goes home and meets her old boyfriend, Mark, reviving her interest in him. When her little brother lies near death, however, it’s Kona who saves the day. Returning to the sea, Tempest at last must use a newfound power to battle the sea witch. The overdone romance plot matches the overdone suspense plot, with Tempest equally drawn to both boys, each with the ability to kiss her into instant ecstasy. Deebs frequently resorts to italics for emphasis and doesn’t trouble herself to achieve any semblance of realism. Tempest can bounce back into a strenuous physical fight even after losing half her blood less than a day earlier. When Tempest has lost her bikini bottoms (necessary when she switches from tail to legs), Kona just happens to have some handy. It’s all standard stuff.

For fans only. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)