Undertow by Callie Kingston
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review with AToMR book tours
Genre: Contemporary YA/New Adult
Book Description: While she sleeps beside a log on the wild Oregon coast, a rogue wave pulls Marissa into the sea. Now she dreams each night of a merman who rescues her. Obsessed with returning to this beautiful creature, she again risks her life in the frigid ocean.
Will Marissa remain lost forever in the eddies of her mind, or can real love save her from the abyss? Sometimes, the dangers which lie within are the deadliest.
My thoughts:This book makes you think. Wow. I am amazed at the sensitivity illustrated in this book. It deals with some very sensitive issues. Callie Kingston has tackled a monster and come out unscathed.
At the beginning of the book, Marissa is seventeen about to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. She finds that her live in boyfriend is cheating on her and escapes to the beach. She has an accident and nearly drowns. In her near drowned state she is saved by a merman. At least that is what she thinks happens. It is confusing at first. This book is one you need to stick with to see the full picture and gain an understanding of Marissa and her mental state.
I really don't want to delve into the issues of the book, because it would give too much away of the story. Just know that this is a contemporary book. It really isn't a paranormal story, even though the merman does play a large role in parts.
I would only recommend this book to older YA readers, this is not for readers under 16. As I stated earlier, there are many sensitive issues that may be a little too much for younger readers. I would suggest if a younger reader wants to read it, an adult should read it first and discuss what is happening in the book. The 'f' bomb is dropped once.
Callie Kingston's home is in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with many furry creatures (including her husband). She holds a masters degree in psychology and has worked in schools for many years. When not writing, she likes to explore the outdoors, especially the forests and beaches along the Oregon coast. She also enjoys a great cup of cappuccino, which happily is easily found in her part of the world.
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