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(Mer Tales #3)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,632 ratings  ·  97 reviews
With one kiss, Tatiana has discovered a love for a man she’d hated—the prince of Natatoria. Through the botched rescue attempt by her father against this union, an army of rebels has revealed their identity and intentions—treason. When the King is fatally injured, Azor takes things into his own hands. No one is safe as mers are forced to take sides. Betamers take the blame ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 14th 2013 by Obsidian Mountain Publishing (first published March 12th 2013)
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Brenda Pandos
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My best novel yet! Releasing 2/28/2013 (Sorry, I couldn't leave a comment below yours)

UPDATE ** new release projected 3/14/13 **
Ok, so I read the first two installments of this series, and the premise was a little messed up for me. I kept on reading because I have a thing for mermaids. I consider myself to be pretty tolerant of poor writing or world-building or whatever. In this case, my perceived tolerance was a mistake. There were several problematic aspects with the 3rd book in the series, on top of the whole insta-infatuation kiss thing. This is really long and ranty. Read at your own risk!

One common feature o
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this series as a whole, but this book was definitely my least favorite of the three. I think my major complaint was that there was so little of Ash and Fin in this one. This book focused on Tati, whom I loved, but the first two focused so much more on Ash and Fin that it seemed abrupt to have them so much a lesser presence. The change in voices and in how the story was told was also different, not bad, but different. The first two were told in alternating first person POVs between Ash ...more
Karen Van Gundy
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW....WOW...WOW!!!!! That's a total understatement for Everlost. Although I am sad the series is over, I have to say what a way to finish it. I was fortunate enough to work with Brenda on Everlost so I got an early read of the story. Brenda once again amazed me with her weaving of this tale. I was literally on the edge of my seat. The plot twists were abundant as well as the love and hate for the individual characters. I actually screamed out loud "NO WAY!" at certain points in this book. I wil ...more
You can be a bad writer, or even a bad story teller and have a good story to tell. But this was a mediocre story, written in a mediocre way. There were no real surprises. The characters were flat. I've said this in my other reviews, these books had SO much potential. But falls flat on its face. No character growth. No character development. Nothing really separates the characters from each other, including their thoughts. Everythings tied up in a nice bow at the end. While this story was enterta ...more
Nicole/Books Complete Me
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! This really is the best book yet from Brenda Pandos!! It was first scheduled to be released in February, but was delayed two weeks. That made the waiting even more suspenseful! I really wanted to know what happened to Tatchi, Fin, Ash, Glad and Jax. Boy, I wasn't dissapointed!!

Last year I won a contest that Brenda Pandos was hosting, and my prize was to have a character with my name!! EKK!! I bought Everlost the day, well the day before, it came out, and finished it in under 8 hours. I de
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This followed our MC of the last books best friend and I thought that maybe I would hate it but I didn't.
Suzy Kennedy
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: youth, mermaid_water
Actual rating 2.5

I love mermaid books, but this series has gone down hill for me. I dislike how the 'promising' was used in the book. It was like the author wanted certain things to happen and the only way was to make it so that when females are kissed they become love sick puppies who forget all their morals in exchenge for loving the one who kissed them- whether or not they actually like the male who kissed them. It just doesn't sit well for me as it makes all the female characters appear that
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
The problem is that Everlost is part three of a YA trilogy and yet the construction is completely different from Everblue and Evergreen and the characters behave much older than teens. Parts 1 & 2 are written in first person, alternating between Ashlyn and Fin and completely submerged in teen angst - who is taking whom to the dance, first kisses, underage drinking, competitive sports, conflicts with siblings and parents, and the struggle to be taken seriously as the adult every teen is certain h ...more
Apr 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ehh
To be honest, I skipped the middle of this book. I really didn't like it, and here's some of why.

1. It was a TOTALLY different style. Going to 3rd person, mainly focused on Tatiana, as opposed to 1st person switching from Finn to Ash and back, was a total shock. It didn't flow as well.

2. You went back in time. You went from Finn and Ash going to Natatoria straight to Tatiana after the promise. Again, it didn't flow right. Especially when I, as a reader, was stuck on Fin and Ash and didn't want
Nicole Saga
Jun 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mermaid-books
Just finished reading the last page and I must say I am totally DISAPPOINTED :'( I really love the first 2 books.. Everblue and Evergreen and was excited to read the 3rd book knowing that it will have a great ending.. but I was wrong.. I continued reading non-stop in spite of all the bad reviews and accepting the fact that the 3rd installment centered more about tatiana, jacob, azur and nattatoria but hoping that Brenda pandos would at least spare a couple of chapters to focus on Ash and Fin... ...more
Scimone Jackson
Dec 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I hate when i have to give an author that i love a bad review...but honesty truly is the best policy right?? So here goes....It is very rare that an entire series leaves me breathless but it does happen.
~Hunger Games
~Bad girls don't die
~Talisman Series
~Wanderlove series by Belle Mallory
~Jinn Series by Samantha Young....

And then there's this series...sigh. The first book was amazingly done. I loved every page of it. It was entirely too sweet. But this book fell so all started going dow
Book Sushi
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Everlost had me glued to my Kobo to finish it. It was so exciting and funny and romantic! It was nice getting the POV from Tatiana and Azor's side of things. We have action with the army against the rebels, we have romance, we have lies and deceit. Being royal is tough, so much is so fake and hidden behind closed doors.

It was a great way to end this series and it closed up alot of loose ends.
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't be fooled by the YA classification; this is one of the best series I've read in a while.

The author makes the world of mermaids totally believable. Ms. Pandos also has a handle on the emotions of teenagers.

The story is too involved to relay in a review; besides, I don't want to spoil the story for anyone making the very wise decision to read the entire series. (In fact, she has all four books for one price - TOTALLY worth the price!!!
May 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
Oh how the mighty fall!I loved loved loved the first two books in this series and this book was a total departure from the other two it was told in third person as opposed to first, and of what I read (the first 90 pages) Fin and Ash were nowhere to be found! I honestly felt like the writing took a hit as well... Such a disappointing ending.
Howard Parsons
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The following is a detailed review of the Young Adult novel, Everlost, by Brenda Pandos. It is the longest review that Howard has penned to date.

For those readers who do wish to bypass the folderol and cut to the chase, here is what Howard thinks about Everlost:

It is really, really good and you should really, really read it.

In 2011, Brenda Pandos – an established author of Young Adult fiction – released Everblue , the first book in her Mer Tales series. This exciting story was followed in 201
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I first started reading this, I was really disappointed. I didn't want to read from Tatiana's POV at all! But once the story began, I was simply captivated. I really enjoyed finding out what was happening while Fin and Ash were off doing their thing. And the ending...what a perfectly romantic end to her story. I'm incredibly intrigued to find out what's going to happen to wrap up the final installment!
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I enjoyed this story and I thought it was interesting to read about Tatiana and what happens with the Mer and everything and I liked her character but it wasn’t my favourite. One of the relationship was really twisted and sick and even if it was supposed to be that way it made me uncomfortable.
Anyway the story was still nice and a fast read and I’ll read the last one really soon
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this audiobook just like the other two. It’s so good and amazing.
Susan Lower
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From land to under water

More drama for the under water world with Azor trying to take everything over, but Tachi . Azor may have stolen her promise but Jacob has her heart.
Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald
I have to say that I haven't the slightest clue what all the fuss and bad reviews are about. I have one reason that comes to mind but it still shouldn't have killed the story for people. Ok, so what, Fin and Ash weren't in the story until the ending. This can't be why this book got all the bad reviews but I think it is. I think it's sad as well.
The book was great and the storyline was perfect. I'm sure after all the bad reviews she may wish she had included Finn and Ash in the story more than sh
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-na, mermaids, 2014-read
Out of all three Mer tales books Everlost was the one I had been most looking forward to reading and in turn turned out to be my favourite of all three. There was just so much happening in this one that I found I was unable to put my kindle down because I had to know what would happen next.

Brenda Pandos is a very clever lady having written the first two of the series in first person and changing the writing style of book three to third person. This is clever because it shows of her writing skill
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Originally Reviewed at Witchmag's Boekenplank*

As usual I did not read the back of the book before I started reading (too glad I finally got my hands on it ^^). This resulted in a little lost me. Whut? Why has the point of view changed to Tatiana? What am I reading? It feels more like we continue after book 1, while I’m sure there was a book 2… Oh please don’t let this be a book full of swooning about Azor *barf*! This and other not so reassuring thoughts went through my head. Fortunately, ever
Jodi Davis
Read this and other reviews at my blog.

**Beware of possible spoilers**

Tatiana's world changed with a single kiss. Torn between her hatred for Azor and her unwanted love for him, she must fight through the bond's effects and decide what she really wants. But lies and deception run rampant in the kingdom, and if she doesn't find out who she can truly trust, and fast, she might not live to see things change. Everlost takes place at the same time as Evergreen, only from within Natatoria.

This book w
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yal
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
April W
Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it
As much as I enjoyed this series I was a bit annoyed/dissapointed with this book, the 3rd in the series. Rather than picking up where the second book leaves off it starts in the second book where Tatchi is left/stays in Natatoria and goes through the events that were happening in Natatoria with Tatchi while the second book was happeing on land with Ash, Fin, and the others. Although I liked finding out what had been going on with Tatchi in Natatoria I don't see why it couldn't have been given to ...more
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is Tatiana’s story of her stay in Natatoria after her promising ceremony to Azor and attempted revolt by her father.

It starts from the moment at the portal to Lake Tahoe when she ran from her family to go back to Azor. At first she’s obviously drugged and brainwashed, but when she’s away from him her mind clears enough to think clearly but only until he holds her again messing with her mind again. But slowly she starts to find out what really going on in the palace and Azor’s real plans. Fo
A satisfactory end to the series. While I wasn't annoyed like some of the other reviewers with the perspective shift from Fin and Ash to Tatianna and Jacob, I hated what was done to Tatianna's character. She was one of my favorites in the first book and I was excited to get back to her. The first half of this book drove me nuts with her "I've been kissed and am a mindless drone" drivel. Once she started to wake back up things got a lot more interesting for me. I like Jacob a lot. He was a super ...more
Mar 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Full review can be found here.

Remember how the insane love cring-y behavior pissed me off on Evergreen? Well, it did here too. But since I felt trapped underwater just like the character, I have decided to share that I’m sympathizing. I only started liking this book (more) when Tatiana (autocorrect doesn’t let me use the nickname) breaks the bond. Oops.
This book will tell you the events after Tatiana stayed in Natatoria.

The double POV throughout the book will be as usual. Tatiana and Jacob’s. T
Randi (The Artist Formerly known as Guitar Chick)
What the actual hell was this book?
I enjoyed skimming through the first two books in the series, they were not the best by any means, but they were a little diversion from school and not terrible.
This book is not only terrible, but disturbing. And flat out weird. Not even the good weird. Like, the weird that makes you feel second hand embarrassment for the author.
The amount of rape-y material/sex is not tasteful, helpful to the story or characters, and to be frank, confusing. And I have a genera
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Author Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two energetic boys. After her release of EVERMORE late 2015, she suffered from a stroke. While she's had a miraculous recovery, the part of her brain she'd used to write fiction with hasn't returned yet.

At 18-months post-stroke, she's decided to start working on her memoir to tell her story. It's very tiring for her and slow going, but

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Mer Tales (4 books)
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