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The Savage Blue (The Vicious Deep #2)

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A storm is coming...

The ocean is a vicious place. Deeper and darker than Tristan could have imagined. Beneath its calm blue surface, an ancient battle is churning —and no one is safe.

In the quest for the Sea Throne, Tristan has already watched one good friend die. Now he must lead the rest on a dangerous voyage in search of the trident that will make him king. But while Tr
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Sourebooks Fire
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Awesome sequel... But can't compare to the first.

There were aspects I really liked, liked and as with all books didn't like.

I'm not sure how I feel about the whole Kurt thing but I loved getting to know Brendan and Marty. Gwen.... I never saw that coming but I liked it I think. I mean I was beginning to like her even more than Layla and that wouldn't have wroed because Tristan would never give his heart to anyone other than her.

Can't wait for book 3!
Feb 13, 2013 Zoraida rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book brings a song to my mermish heart.
Alanna (The Flashlight Reader)
This is going to be short and sweet because this book did not impress me. I really enjoyed The Vicious Deep. I was on pins when it ended-- I couldn't believe that scene was the end of the first book. So naturally, I was anxious to read The Savage Blue and find out what happened next.

Unfortunately, this book dragged on for-ev-er. I looked at my status updates and saw it took me a month to read this book. An entire month! That is unheard of. I am a book-a-day kind of gal. That right there speaks
Nov 05, 2012 Carmen marked it as to-read
...betrayal? That doesn't sound good.

Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings

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*This review may contain spoilers for The Vicious Deep (book 1)!*

The Savage Blue picks up right where we left off in The Vicious Deep.

Tristan and his diverse troupe of supporters & friends are still in the midst of the Sea King championship. Tristan holds one piece of the trident and is on the hunt for the oracles who hold the other two.

But time is not on their side.
“It's happening,” [...] “Now that the trident is broken, the king's seal is l
Carrie Ardoin
Well, the first book in this series, The Vicious Deep, left things with a cliffhanger so I was definitely ready to see what came next for Tristan after he found out the truth about what he was. Unfortunately, the second book in the series didn't live up to what I hoped it would be.

This book starts off right after, and I mean RIGHT AFTER the events of book one. It had been several months since I'd read The Vicious Deep, and I didn't have time to reread it before starting Savage Blue. But if you c
You know what I like about these books?
Tristan doesn't sound like a girl. I mean, he's not one of those over-the-top alpha guys, but he's not all touchy-feely.

I thought the plot in this one was better than the first book for some reason, but I honestly can't remember what happened in the first book, either. Sooo. Yeah, I just liked it better...I guess.

Check it out if you're looking for something with mermaids.
Need third book NOW!!!!!!
Last year was the year of the mermaid books, and THE VICIOUS DEEP was my favorite. THE SAVAGE BLUE lives up to its predecessor and then some. Tristan is one of several contestants for the throne of the Sea King. He's in the lead, with one of three pieces of the trident, but that's far from enough to win the crown.

However, Tristan's fellow competitors aren't his main antagonists. In fact, they tend to be pretty alright guys. Tristan, by the end of THE SAVAGE BLUE, still strikes me as the best cho
Chapter by Chapter
I adored The Vicious Deep by author Zoraida Cordova. It was such a fun read and at the time I had been reading a ton of mermaid-focused novels, out of them all The Vicious Deep was one of the most memorable. Mainly because the main character Tristan had been laugh out loud hilarious and the scene when he first discovers his merman tail has been stuck on my mind for quite some time (it’s one of my favorite comedic scenes ever guys). Getting to read The Savage Blue was awesome for so many reasons, ...more
Step Into Fiction
I said it in my review of The Vicious Deep and I will say it again, this is probably one of the best books I've read that's written by a female author but told from a male's POV. He sounds like any teenage boy I work with and it's just amazing how real he sounds. It's hard to come across books told from a boy's POV but written by a woman and it seem so real. So hats off to you, Zoraida!

That being said, I loved The Savage Blue. The friendships that were formed in The Vicious Deep formed to become

...that's what I imagine Tristan like against all the forces. He's the tiny clown fish (can't remember his name).

Definitely a great sequel to The Vicious Deep. It took me awhile to get into the book, and not because it was slow the action is practically non-stop, but once I did I couldn’t set it down!

Tristan’s has a lot to go through in this book. With a sea dragon, crazy mermaid princesses, demanding and loony oracles (though I suppose I’d be a bit nuts too having to see the future in every
I adore Tristan. I love the way Cordova writes out his thoughts. They are truly beautiful words. They are deep and dark and twisting, but also light and funny at the same time. It's great. I really, really like the imagery that goes into this. I can practically see those evil, freaky, mermaid oracles-slash-witches. Shelly's awesome. Nieve is really scary.
(minor) (view spoiler)
the golden witch.
3.5/5 stars.

Oh, "Savage Blue". While I love your basic story, I do feel like you could have been so much more. I definitely can't wait to read book #3, if just for the showdown with Nieve, but I do feel you could have had so much more happen with this installment. But if you're a fan of Tristan and co., I think you'll enjoy "Savage Blue" regardless of my nitpicks. If you're looking for some vicious mermaid action this year with some old friends, definitely check out "The Savage Blue".

My biggest
The writing in these books can be beautiful, but unfortunately it's obscured by the poor progression of action, i.e. it's not quite clear who is doing what where at all times. The book feels a bit like a first draft, and while I appreciate how quickly the plot moved, a lot of action got lost between chapters. The big problem of this book isn't that it dragged, as is usually the problem with middle books, but that too many things happened. Still, I enjoy Tristan as a main character, and Córdova w ...more
I feel like there's something missing between the first book and this one, a missing link from point A to point B--particularly when it comes to Tristan and Layla. (view spoiler)

Tristan is more likable in this book, probably because he's living up to his reputation concerning girls. He's forced to grow up and accept responsibilities in this co
Guitar Chick
asdfjk;l. Like it's predecessor, The Savage Blue is my favorite summer blockbuster in book form. Tristan's Tony Stark wit, Thor-like mythos, Steve Rogers-esque heroism is a winning formula. I love this book to death, and cannot WAIT until the next one.

Full review at to come.
Ashley Chen
May 12, 2013 Ashley Chen marked it as on-hold
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Grabby Hands

Okay, have to put this on hold since I realized I have many blog tour books I have to review first... T______T wait for me guys!
And so continueth the adventures of Tristan the Merman! More action, more mayhem, more wacky humor...and some seriously twisted stuff right at the end. Man, the feels...
Well I thought this book was a bit slow in pace. Tristan seems to lag behind everyone in figuring things out. He'd a bit thick headed it seems. Are all teenaged boys that dense? I don't know but it makes me wonder why we should be rooting for him. For everything that he's going through he's a bit too human & falliable. Not sure how the third book will turn out. Kurt is a much better warrior than Tristan. Tristan seems to have everything stacked against him & he's always playing catch-up. ...more
Amazing book couldn't put it down can't wait till the third book plus Layla and tristin are so cute together
This series is surprisingly so good. I liked how you can really see how Tristan is maturing through his thought process in this book compared to the first. The relationships all feel very genuine and Tristan is really turning out to be a great guy. I love that he and Layla feel like a YA Percy and Annabeth. I know that bothers some people, but hey, of course people will think of Percy Jackson when they see the synopsis of this book. I think that other than the Percabeth dynamic (which I do adore ...more
Love this series! Review to come!
May 19, 2012 Brad marked it as to-read
Lauren Cascio
More please :D
The Bumble Girl {Margie}
The author has done an amazing job with the continuation of the trilogy...
this time, she dives right into the plot of Tristan's journey without skipping any details and continuing with the fast-paced storyline with non-stop action...

In the first book, Tristan has a lot to go through in this part of his journey - he learns all about his mermaid heritage, what being a champion is all about, history lessons galore and has made new friends, meets new family members, has made more allies and, of cou
I feel bad for Tristan. His moms having a baby and she didn't say one word about it afterwards to him. Then they go ahead and plan to use his college money for a house, like what if he doesn't get the throne. Now he's gonna have to throw away his college money anyway, it's not like he's gonna say, "No you can't buy a house". they're probably going to use whatever other money they saved for him too. like I can picture them taking his trust funds, canceling his insurance and fixing a new one of th ...more
Sarah (Catching Books)
After the ending of The Vicious Deep, I had to get my hands on the second book! Unfortunately we had to wait a whole year for this book to come out, so I was a little rusty on what happened in the first book when I picked this one up. Luckily I was only a little bit confused at the beginning, and overall I really enjoyed this book.

What I really liked about Savage Blue was the plot! It definitely was fast paced and it was nice seeing all of my favorite characters back together again. I also liked
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

I said it in my review of The Vicious Deep and I will say it again, this is probably one of the best books I've read that's written by a female author but told from a male's POV. He sounds like any teenage boy I work with and it's just amazing how real he sounds. It's hard to come across books told from a boy's POV but written by a woman and it seem so real. So hats off to you, Zoraida!

That being said, I loved The Savage Blue. The friendships that wer
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Zoraida Córdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She made her way up north and now works in the glittering New York City nightlife. She likes shiny things like Christmas, merdudes, and the skyline at night. She loves making new friends.
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