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Dangerous Depths (The Sea Monster Memoirs #2)

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  262 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
Hell hath no fury like a selkie separated from his true love.

The gate to the sea creature realm is finally open. Yara wants to bask in the glow of her budding relationship with Treygan and explore Medusa’s world, but as the new leader of Rathe her powers are needed to save a sea creature she’s never met.

Rownan assumes the worst is behind him when he returns home to be reu
Paperback, 282 pages
Published November 20th 2013 by Starry Sky Publishing (first published November 18th 2013)
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Sep 19, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
UPDATE: Releasing Nov 20, 2013.
Buckle your seat belt, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
Muhawahahahaha. (That's my evil laugh.)
Ashley Finnegan
Nov 24, 2013 Ashley Finnegan rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-titles, arcs
Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved the first book in this series Tangled Tides. There were times it seemed almost impossible to put down. In my opinion I guess you could say it was a pretty tough act to follow for the second book in the series. So going in it had it’s work cut out. But let me make clear that in no way am I saying this book wasn’t good because it was, it just wasn’t quite as awesome as the first, but still pretty great. I guess I will start by telling you guys the man ...more
Boo Zeno
Apr 11, 2016 Boo Zeno rated it it was amazing
My bucket full of emotions through this book while I read:

First page-

Second page-

The rest of the book-

(Not towards Karen but towards a character in the book)

Then I kept telling myself...


Overall, this book was the best adventure I've ever taken when reading. Absolutely perfect and flawless I recommend it to anyone who loves a good adventure :) It was so real I felt like I was in the book running around with all of them and trying to protect them.
Jan 14, 2014 Katy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of PNR
Recommended to Katy by: Karen Amanda Hooper
Book Info: Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reading Level: Older YA, younger NA
Recommended for: fans of YA/NA Paranormal romance, mermaid stories
Trigger Warnings: violence, mutilation

My Thoughts: Karen Amanda Hooper does something amazing. She writes romance stories that I actually enjoy. This particular book is less about the romance and more about the action, about going to Harte (pronounced “Har-tay”) to try to save Vienna, Rownan's wife, who—in desperation—traveled there 16 years ago trying to retur
Jun 09, 2013 Tina marked it as to-read
You create a page for a second book, but don't have a synopsis or an estimate of when the book may come out? OH KAREN HOOPER, THOU ART A TEASE!

Until more information is released, this shall be me for the time being:

*~*Edited June 9th, 2013*~*


THANK YOU! There is a merciful lord out there :')
Apr 04, 2012 Kilikina marked it as to-read
Shelves: must-read, mermaids
UGH I really, really need this book!
Veray Carter
Oct 25, 2013 Veray Carter rated it it was amazing
This was a crazy wild ride into Hell. Literally that is where they went to save Rowans true love who went there to find a way to get to Rowan when the gate to their world was closed. She has been stuck there for 16 years and they have to go and get her out. It is a story about facing your greatest fears and being able to tell the difference between reality and deception and how your mind can be fooled. I loved the love story between Rowan and Vienna and how they couldn't live without each other. ...more
Tiffany Holme
Jan 14, 2015 Tiffany Holme rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, paperback, signed
How anyone has not read Tangled Tides is beyond me. Now with Dangerous Depths sitting finished beside me I am baffled why any one person would not be doing everything within their power to get their hands on it. Karen Hooper is a master at creating well developed characters, fascinating worlds and books that you just do not want to put down. There are people that take several books to develop a character and perfect it but Karen Hooper has it down with the first book and then just pushes her ch ...more
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Dangerous Depths is a book full of mythology, monsters, sea creatures, incredible worlds and adventures, that plunges you right into Yara's new story.
Once again, Karen Amanda H
Dec 03, 2013 Christy rated it it was amazing
I’ve only known one other Yara. I also liked her right away. Yara is one of my favorite female characters of all time because she just doesn’t take anything lying down, you know? She takes care of business. Clearly, I loved Dangerous Depths! We pick up right where Tangled Tides left off and the action grips you from the first word! In fact, I felt the book really kept a fast pace throughout, making it hard to come to a ‘stopping point’ so I could, you know, like pea and eat. ;) Yara and Treygan ...more
Nov 20, 2013 Cherie rated it it was amazing
Yara thought her Triple Eighteen was hell, but she’s seen nothing yet in Karen Amanda Hooper’s Dangerous Depths.

This novel is told through three points of view: Yara (mermaid/selkie/siren/gorgon/human), Rownan (selkie/human), and Nixie (siren). Yara struggles with her new powers while exploring her love for Treygan and her new home of Rathe. In Tangled Tides, I didn’t care much for Rownan, but his motivations become so clear and his love for Vienna is so pure and powerful. He would literally go
Nov 26, 2013 BookHookup rated it it was amazing
You all know that I love love. I’ve certainly told you that enough times. So, when a book brings me a character who’s willing to battle hell (no, really, I mean actual hell) to get back his one true love…well, come on, my poor heart could hardly stand it! Add to that wonderful characters, tons of adventure, and a world beyond words, and you’ve got a great read!

The author weaves a wonderful story of an amazing love, one that looks beyond danger and fear in it’s need to exist. Rownan and Vienna ar
Emelie Comeault
Nov 18, 2013 Emelie Comeault rated it it was amazing
Dangerous Depths leaves off perhaps a day or two from where Tangled Tides ended wherein Yara, who is trying to get used to her multi sea monster abilities/traits, and Treygan are in in blissful happiness after surviving the Triple Eighteen and are now able to travel to and from Rathe and see family and friends that have been trapped there for years. Rownan however since the Triple Eighteen has discovered horrible news about his wife and only true love Vienna, that during all those years of being ...more
Jennifer Madero (Boricuan Bookworms)
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After I readTangled Tides,I felt like that was it, like there was no need for a sequel. My main motivations might have been that Treygan and Yara had their happy lives now, and I didn't want that to be ruined. I didn't care for Rownan one bit as much as he had redeemed himself in the end. In this book everyone is happy as they can be in
Chiara (delicate eternity)
“Love is when you care about someone so much you would risk everything to keep them safe.”
Dangerous Depths, pg. 266 (ARC edition)

The above quote would have to be the motto of Dangerous Depths. Every single character in this novel is more than willing to risk everything to keep the ones they love safe from harm. Rownan returns to Rathe, only to find that his true love, Vienna, risked her life to try and find him, by going through Harte, the sea monster version of hell. Literally. Desperate to sav
Teresa Jones
Nov 19, 2013 Teresa Jones rated it it was amazing
Once again Karen has woven an enjoyable adventure under the sea. If you have not read book one “Tangled Tides” I must say, you need to stop now and go and read it. You need to read these books in order to enjoy the story and the cast of characters.

In Dangerous Depths we return once more to the cast from Tangled Ties, the world around them has changed although not in the way that they all were expecting it to. The curse has been lifted but instead of that fixing their problems it has created mor
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
It had been some time since I first read TANGLED TIDES, but from the moment I cracked DANGEROUS DEPTHS open, it seemed as if hardly any time had passed. And I was once again reminded of my love for mermaids. This is the author that sparked that love in the first place.

Sacrifice plays another huge role in this story, just as it did in book one. This time it is Yara and Treygan offering up their help to Rownan as he goes in search of his wife who hasn't been seen in nearly 20 years. The probabilit
Dec 12, 2013 Marianne rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, book-tour
More reviews can be seen on Boricuan Bookworms

When I first started this book, I was prepared to not like it. I was perfectly content with howTangled Tidesendedand Treygan & Yara’s happy ending. I didn’t want anything or anyone to get in the way of that. Then I realized, that Rownandidn’thave his happy ending. I normally would’ve just said, “screw him” but Rownan had really redeemed himself for me in Tangled Tides, so I wanted to see if this book would make me fall in love with the world all
Amber Garr
Nov 21, 2013 Amber Garr rated it it was amazing
Two years ago, Karen introduced us to a mystical world of mermaids, selkies, sirens, and gorgons in Tangled Tides. I remember how excited I was to read another perspective on these creatures and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. But let me tell you, Dangerous Depths far surpassed the first installment and has quickly become one of my favorite reads this year. Not only did we see growth and maturity in Yara, but we got to experience a different world entirely as Yara, Treygan, and Rowan travel to ( ...more
Dec 04, 2013 Chené rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

After I had finished Tangled Tides, I was so sad because I wasn't sure when the next book in this amazing series would be out. I was absolutely thrilled when Karen actually visited my first review, so I emailed her asking how I could be involved with the promoting of her second book Dangerous depths. Karen kindly directed me in the direction of Enticing Journey Book Promotions and I was just in time to sign up for DD! I was extremely excited about this book and it did no disap
Alisha Tarran
Nov 21, 2013 Alisha Tarran rated it really liked it
Just when Yara and Traygan thought they would get their happy ending, they're forced in to a dangerous misson to Harte, the sea creatures version of Hell. Rownan has discovered that his wife Vienna did not wait for him, and after two years seperated she ventured in to Harte to try and get to him in the human world, but she's been trapped for 16 years. Rownan will do anything to get back to her, including going after her there, and Yara and Treygan won't let him go alone. But once they get there, ...more
Nov 10, 2013 Krutula rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books, para-fan
Hell hath no fury like a selkie separated from his true love.

The gate to the sea creature realm is finally open. Yara wants to bask in the glow of her budding relationship with Treygan and explore Medusa’s world, but as the new leader of Rathe her powers are needed to save a sea creature she’s never met.

Rownan assumes the worst is behind him when he returns home to be reunited with his wife, Vienna, only to discover she’s gone. She traveled to the evil realm of Harte to find another gateway to E
Azahara Arenas (Living in Our Own Story Blog)
Dangerous Depths is the 2nd book in the Sea Monsters Memoirs Series. This book was much more than what I expected. At first, I thought it was going to be about Yara and Treygan and wondered what Karen could do to beat all the struggles they had to face in Tangled Tides. That is when she added Harte and Rownans POV. After reading Dangerous Depths Im still wondering how the hell she did in this book to make me love Rownan more than Treygan when in Tangled Tides he was such a bastard. So imagine ho ...more
Jan 03, 2014 Nereid rated it it was amazing
The story picks up where the first one left off and I had hoped Yara would get to enjoy the peace and quiet of her life with Treygan but it seems another quest is on the horizon. I was happy to delve into Rownan's past and learn about his soul mate Vienna and what motivated him to try and trick Yara into believing they were a couple. I also had mixed feelings about Nixie as she comes across self absorbed at times yet she redeemed herself in this book and I understand her more now that her life b ...more
Novel Hoarders
Oct 24, 2013 Novel Hoarders rated it it was amazing
Dangerous Depths is a great addition to The Sea Monster Memoirs series. Yara has become a wonderful unexpected creature that will suprise you over and over. Rownan's love for Vienna knows no bounds and he will stop at nothing to get her back from the depths of Harte. This story is filled with life altering moments that will leave your eyes filled with tears and danger that will have you on the edge of your seat. Treygan and Yara's love continues to grow stronger and in the end will it be enough ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and All Night Reads for an honest review**

Somehow this book was even better than the first. The emotions were so powerfully portrayed at times i had tears rolling down my cheeks.

This time round we are also given Rownan's side of the story along with Nixie's and they really dig into your heart. We are introduced to more brilliant characters and old characters we get to see in a new light.

We see how dedicated Yara and Treygan are to helping Rownan in his search for his
Dec 03, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing
If you like something different with (not to sound corny) adventure and exciting new creatures/ concepts, with love interests and moral dilemma you will love this.
This book was fantastic. I loved the portrayal of "hell" and I can honestly say it wasn't predictable. The characters are vibrant and the world is well constructed. The first book is great and the second one keeps you wanting more. I couldn't wait to keep reading- and when I had to sleep I had to make myself put the book down. I read u
Nov 02, 2013 Jackie rated it it was amazing
I got an ARC from the author. I was so excited to get the ARC. it did not disappoint.

If you haven't read Tangle Tides, which is the first book in the series then go out and read it.

This book is about love, hope, friendship, never giving up and believing. Treygan, Yara and Rownan embark on a journey where they have to stick together and trust each other. Everything will be tested in this journey. This was an emotional roller coaster ride that had me tearing up at times.

It's a great young adult
Nov 27, 2013 Heidi rated it it was amazing
First off off I would like to thank the author. I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow this is a great story! This book is more intense than the first one. It started off cute and sweet but turned dark and sad very fast. I read this in under a day. I felt more of a connection to the characters and I believe they developed between book one and book two.
The world of creatures were ominous especially the lamperies (yikes they scare me)I thought the authors use of the Devil's Tr
I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is book two in the sea monsters memoirs series. Book one was tangled tides. While you don't have to read book one to understand this one, I would highly recommend it.

Yara and Treygan are finally together again in Rathe only Rownan finds out his wife, Vienna tried to get to earth to find him years earlier. Vienna ends up trapped in Harte, a hell no one should have to live in. The three try to save her but run int
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