Marcela is a mermaid who takes her duties as a daughter of Triton seriously. Like all of her siblings, she takes her turn with every duty rotation - including saving the lives of sailors when a ship comes under distress. Never has she been distracted from her responsibilities, never has she stopped to dream a little dream for herself. When Prince Patricio, the angelic Prin...more
A re-imagining of the Little Mermaid story.
I can understand our heroine being bewitched into trading her fishtail for legs but some of her actions afterwards were just stupid (view spoiler)[ I don't know anyone who'd trust their rival so much that they'd drink a potion without knowing what's in it? (hide spoiler)]. And one thing I can't abide in a book is a TSTL heroine. Our hero's whining also got on my nerves. So all in all, this was just an ok one for me. ...more
The hero is the angel and, at least in my eyes, probably the least likeable of the Princes. Self-righteous, conceited, and arrogant are not among my favorite character traits. But as the story unfolds he becomes a character with complicated issues – as opposed to a jerk with a wh ...more
In Divine Scales, Patricio might be an angel, but he’s definitely not angel. He yearns for the souls of evil-doers, but the families of his victims sing his praises because of a witch’s curse. The story offers an intriguing spin on the Little Mermaid fairytale, intriguing characters and a well-executed premise. Patricio is a complicated character, hard to connect with at first, but once you get to know him better, he ...more
Patricio was not what I expected from an Angel of Justice, in fact his entire heritage shocked the living daylights right out of me! I liked seeing how his way of thinking got changed by Marcela's challeng ...more
This one I was a bit confused about how this was gonna work but should have remembered these books are loosely based on fairy tales. the story of Patricio and Marcela was one of the best yet. The story was not predictable except for the very end (these are happy ever after tales) but the journey it takes to get there is done exceptionally.
There is action, love, romance, be ...more
“Oprichniki?” Saamal echoed. “The demon dogs?” He turned from his ...more
An amazing read! I've always loved the original version of the Little Mermaid story, and reading this brought back happy memories. The fact that it seems the author did her research enough to bring up the old myth about mermaids either turning into sea foam or being blessed by becoming the spirits in the air is heart warming! And to add the extra witches and magic and curses, just add typo the over all story! I so can't wait for book 5! ...more
I loved this story.
I am already a fan of Ms Blackstream's writing style and love how she creates new and exciting stories from well loved tales; this time it was the classic Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid.
Due to the adult nature of some of the violent and sexual scenes within this book, I would recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this type who enjoy reading romance stories about soul saving love.
Another awesome fairytale retelling from Jennifer Blackstream. Self-absorbed and self-pitying Patricio gets his Marcela. I loved how the author kept the elements of Andersen’s Little Mermaid and the explanation of how come she falls head over heals was fresh. An enjoyable read and I’m happy the 4th prince found his mate. Totally recommend for lovers of retold fairytales and fast-paced romances fraught with emotion. P.S. Loved the cuelebre and the scene of swimming thr ...more
The last third was okay, but the first part was very boring. In comparison to the first three books this was huge disappointment. The romance was unbelievable, the characters flat and I felt no connection to the characters.
What I LOVED:
Patricio was a complicated character. He actually isn’t terribly likable at first. He’s ...more
Patricio is an angel but he's a man driven by a hunger to mete out justice. He has the ability to see ...more
So exciting! Everything's falling into place!
Thank you to Jennifer Blackstream for providing me with a copy in exchange for a review.
Full review can also be found on: Paein and Ms4Tune’s Book Blog
I love these stories. I love them because they’re fairytale retellings. I love them because they are different and I love them because they are intriguing. I was glad that Marcela didn’t stay under the curse long, though perhaps this was the true payment to the sea witch as she didn’t seem to mind he ...more
A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
This book was an enjoyable piece inspired by The Little Mermaid. Marcela, the protagonist, is a very dutiful and conscientious mermaid, who never falters at her responsibilities. Enters Patricio, the prince with a surprising curse - one that makes people feel a deep sense of affection for him! He is repulsed by Marcela's overtures, as he perceives these to be a result of his curse, and does not believe that Marcela ...more
Marcela was a lovely heroine.Without the curse affecting her judgment, she was strong-willed and a force to be reckoned with. I thought she was a very likable character.
Patricio was a complicated character. At first, he had a tendency to be self-righteous and, though he might be justified ...more
I was a little bit disappointed for the first half or so of the book because it took longer for me to connect with the characters than it did in the first three novels. However, by the last few chapters, I was all swept away. I even cried toward the end! I just wish that more of the depth of the charact ...more