I read this book back in 2022 for a readathon and completely forgot to add my review to the blog so here it is. This one was called Soul of the Deep by Natasha Bowen and it was provided to me by Penguin Random House.
Synopsis: One life. One choice. One sacrifice.
To save those closest to her, Simi traded away everything: her freedom, her family, and the boy she loves. Now she is sworn to serve a new god, watching over the Land of the Dead at the bottom of the ocean.
But when signs of demons begin to appear, it’s clear there are deeper consequences of Simi’s trade. These demons spell the world’s ruin . . . and because of Simi, they now have a way into the human realm.
With the fate of the world at stake, Simi must break her promise and team up with a scheming trickster of a god. And if they succeed, perhaps Simi can also unbreak her heart along the way, and find herself again.
I thought this was an excellent follow up to the first book and a great way to end the duology. The first one was more of an adventure and this one was like an all out war to protect the ones they loved.
There were some new characters added and the return of some from the first book that I enjoyed. I really liked exploring all the different folklore and mythology of the Mami Wata and the different Gods they had to deal with in the book.
The forbidden romance aspect of the book had me intrigued too. I am always down for some yearning for each other. It builds up and makes it rewarding when certain things happen.
The only thing I didn’t really like about this book was the plot twist near the end. I thought it was super predictable and I was kind of expecting it the whole time so I wasn’t really surprised when it happened just like I thought it would.
I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys mermaid mythology and adventure stories.
Book Rating: 4/5
Disclaimer: I was sent this book in paperback format by Penguin Random House to read an give an honest review.
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