Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her—and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.
Whilst I did like reading Tempest Rising, it wasn’t what I expected and as a result, I was left quite disappointed. I was really excited about reading Tempest Rising due to the beautiful, underwater covers but instead of the fun, light-hearted, under-the-sea tale I was expecting to read, I ended up with, (to be quite honest) a gloomy, land-based story with the occasional underwater trip! I also found the mermaid parts of the book to be quite dull, compared to some of the other mermaid books I have read before. Some of the events previous to the book overshadowed what was actually happening at the present time in the story, which meant at times I longed to read more about the events in question, rather than the main story itself in Tempest Rising.
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