Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

September 22, 2012

Author: Jackson Pearce
Series: Fairytale Retellings
Publisher:Little Brown
Published: September 4th,2012
Source: SBB ARC tour (Thanks so much!)

Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul


How do I begin to describe this book. My thoughts are honestly all over when it comes to this book. This is actually my first Jackson Pearce books and I know I read them out of order, but I know they are all based on different fairytales. With that being said this one is a dark, twisted version of the Little Mermaid.
This book was ….ehh definitely dark and quite frankly a little too weird for me. I begin this book with a very open mind. I thought it was going to be a great read and this being my first mermaid novel I had great expectations. Those expectations slowly faded for me, but I have to say there were a few things I did like.
Lo is very confused with who she is who she was. She has no memory of anything that happened before she became a mermaid. She is trying to find her way and the truth behind why she is the way she is now. There is a little bit of mystery in it, but honestly I really didn’t like Lo. I really wanted to skip all of the chapters and go to Celia.
Celia was amazing. I loved her place in the story and how she comes to find herself along the way. Celia and Jude were just J perfect together. I loved them they made me smile and have hope in this book. Celia also learns to get along with her sister and realizes she needs them and does what all sisters do in the end – forgive and make up.
Celia’s part of the story was awesome. Whereas on the other hand, Lo  was just not that interesting to me. I know I am probably supposed to love her more than Celia, but I just couldn’t see it. I tried to see her point of view and get her, but there was something there that enabled me from doing that.
If you like mermaids maybe this book is a little more suited for you than me. I am really hoping that all mermaid books are not like this because I would really like to try more. This book I have to admit was a very dark, weird mermaid story. So if you like that sort of thing check it out. 

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