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Submerge

(Mer Chronicles #2)

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Lia and Clay's love has broken the Little Mermaid's curse, but their ever after may not be as happy as they planned. Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year despite her family's opportunity to move to the new, sparkling capital city below the waves. Before any decision about the future can be made, her family must endure Melusine and her father's ...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Month9Books
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Tobie Easton Hi, Christen! The Mer Chronicles is a trilogy, so there will be one more book after this one. It's called IMMERSE. I hope you love it!!
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Hi, Christen! The Mer Chronicles is a trilogy, so there will be one more book after this one. It's called IMMERSE. I hope you love it!!
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Katie It says it's set to release on November 6th. I don't really know why she said in another answer that it's out since it not even on her website.

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It says it's set to release on November 6th. I don't really know why she said in another answer that it's out since it not even on her website.

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Sabrina
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2017
Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

Tobie Easton is a gifted storyteller. I loved how I was drawn into Submerge even though it’s been months since I’ve read the first book. I was afraid I might forget some important details about the first book but I was not disappointed. I don't want to say too much about Submerge without spoiling, but this is my favorite series about mermaids. Mermaids done right honestly.

Submerge starts where the first book ended, the
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Danielle's
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I would recommend reading book one before even looking at this one. This is a continuous story following Lia and Clay.

The spell has been broken, and the Mer's immortality restored. Now the trials are about to begin everyone is hoping for the order to be restored. Lia wants the guilty to be punished, and to finish her senior year with Clay. Her family are hoping to make the waters safe again so the Mer can have peace.

This book is full of twists and turns. The story is long and juicy. Lia lives
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Cassie C
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Review to come!

Update 6/12/17:

See more reviews on my blog Novels and Necklaces

I was given an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review

Although I had some mixed feelings about Tobie Easton's first novel, Emerge, I still greatly enjoyed the book and was very excited when I had the opportunity to read an ARC of its sequel. And let me tell you, this book blew me away! From the start, I was plunged right back into the Lia's world full of mermaids and romance. I always thought Ms. Easton was
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Kathy MacMillan
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
EMERGE was a thrilling start to Lia’s story, and SUBMERGE manages to completely sidestep the dangers of second-book slump and offer a story with higher stakes, more danger, and deeper relationships while remaining grounded in the characters and the world of the Mer. One of the things that made EMERGE such a delight was the layers of worldbuilding underpinning the story; here we get to delve deeper into Mer culture and language, from a courtroom trial to visiting a school below the waves. All of ...more
Jan farnworth
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you love the tale of the Little Mermaid then this series by Tobie Easton is for you.  The first book Emerge is a must read as this the sequel and boy are you in for some twists and turns in the Little Mermaid retelling that spans a lot more then you think you know about the tale.  I did think that it dragged a bit in the middle where Lia is coming to grips with the result from the trial it seemed that the resolution took a while to get their.  Once that resolution is put into place though thi ...more
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Submerge by Tobie Easton is an amazing sequel in this phenomenal series. It picks up a while after the events of the finale of Emerge, Lia and Clay are still going as strong as ever (Better even) and they really lean on each other for support in a great way. Their relationship has evolved in a great way and their connection deepens as they bare themselves to each other (Figuratively and quite literally). I loved watching Aurelia and Clay fall in love in Emerge but seeing their love transcend int
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Ana
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let’s start with the bottom line…I loved this book even more than the first one! Don’t you just love when that happens? I do. In this second novel in the Mer Chronicles, the author takes us back to Lia’s world – to where we left off at the end of the first book. And, as we watch the loose threads from that story get tied up, we breath a sigh of relief that Lia and Clay can find their happy. But, Ms. Easton is having none of it. No sooner did my heart start to embrace the calm, then the adventure ...more
BookHookup
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book even more than the first one! In this second novel in the Mer Chronicles, the author takes us back to Lia’s world – to where we left off at the end of the first book. And, as we watch the loose threads from that story get tied up, the adventure began again. The baddies are bad and the story is a roller coaster that had me hooked from the very beginning. And, after that last sentence, I’m desperate for book 3!! If you like fantasy, take a
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Elsa Munoz
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a review copy of this book, includes some spoilers:

Where do I begin!?? The sequel to Emerge completely blew the first book out of the water!! My favorite part about Submerge is that the author brings out more information about the Mer world she's created. We learn about their legal system, more words, regulations and we go to Sea Daughters Academy!! I love that Lia grew closer to her Mer roots at the academy, even if she ended up in a tangle later on. My favorite scene has to be whe
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Janine
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Submerge fixes just about all the issues I had with Emerge, and shows Tobie Easton’s growth as a writer from book one to book two, and brought me on a heart pounding and sometimes, heartbreaking ride with more of the Mer world and lore that I crave and had me gripped from start to finish. Just as a warning, Emerge spoilers are in this review.

Picking up two months after the end of Emerge, Lia is enjoying life with new boyfriend Clay, and her family is building Below back as the Mer have regained
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Macy Klingerman
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second installment in the Mer Chronicles feels much more mature than the first book, with many of the issues I had with tropes and cliches in the first book being resolved. Lia has grown so much since the first book, and it made the story even more entertaining and easy to read. On top of that, the pacing in this book felt more fast paced, with less dragging and slow spots. If you were on the fence about the first installment of this series, I would encourage you to give Submerge a shot, as ...more
Ciaran Mealer
Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was ok. It was fairly well-written, the story just didn't hold much interest for me although I was really excited to read it. I'm really polarized on the topic of mermaid novels, usually I either completely love them or completely hate them. Honestly, I think this book and the prequel are the first books that have just been middle of the road for me as far as mermaid tales.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Esther Haddie's Haven
Don't mind me. Just speeding through this series like my house is on fire!
Genuinely enjoying this so much. Lia and Clay! Totally shipping now. Need to keep going.

I received this book from Chapter by Chapter Book Tours to catch me up on the series. This is my honest, voluntary review.
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Gina
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This world is simply amazing!!!!
Jacqueline Smith
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series! I'd love to see it made into movies! :) ...more
Pete Tarsi
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After finishing Tobie Easton’s incredible debut Emerge, which I loved and placed at #5 in my favorite books read last year, I couldn’t wait for the sequel. The story was simply lots of fun, and the plot and conflict were wrapped up so nicely, that I wasn’t sure what a sequel could even look like. Would there be another story to tell with these characters? I was a little worried, because when I pick up a book about mermaids, I don’t want simple. I want magical.

And absolutely magical is what this
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Rachael
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Melanie
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

I was given an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review

Check out my review on my blog: https://www.auniversaltruth.com/?p=636


I really enjoyed Emerge and was excited when I was given an opportunity to read an ARC of its sequel. I was not disappointed and I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first. You dive right into Lia’s world of mermaids and romance and so much more in between.


Submerge starts where the first book ended. The trial is about to start and the entire mermaid
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Mariella
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun to read. I didn't want it to end! Tobie Easton creates such beautifully detailed worlds in her books. Her writing makes you feel completely "submerged" in a fantastical adventure. ;)

I truly can't wait for the next book!
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Kiana
There’s not much that I can say about Submerge that isn’t just a rehash of what I said in my review of the first book. It’s not exactly the same plot, but it contains basically all of the same ingredients and characteristics that made up Emerge, and there is absolutely no point to read Submerge if you haven’t read Emerge since Submerge picks up exactly where the first book left off.

Like its predecessor, Emerge is literary junk food, plain and simple. It’s a beach read, it’s a young adult story
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Nia Dragin
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautifully Submerged in Magic and Secrets | Review of ‘Submerge’ (Mer Chronicles #2) (Review originally posted on Cyn's Workshop)

Submerge was an excellent way to continue this new series that develops the story of The Little Mermaid and the effect her actions had on her people. This series has gone so far beyond that and has taken on a whole new life all on its own, expanding from the “retelling” genre. This is a series that has such a powerful vibe to it that connects to the reader. The magic
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A.J.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! I LOVED the first book, and this story succeeded in being a step up from that!

World-building: We got to explore even more of the Mer culture, and it's such a treat. I don't want to give away spoilers, but let's just say the world's rules, descriptions, politics, etc. are all well-developed and SO cool. You could tell it was given a lot of thought. I especially appreciated all the words in the Mer language, and it added that extra element of "realness" to the Mer culture.

Characters: Lia a
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Arys
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-reads
Submerge by Tobie Easton (Mer Chronicles book 2) picks up where Emerge (Mer Chronicles Book 1) left off. The curse that was leveled on merkind by the actions of the Little Mermaid has been broken by Lia and Clay. Ms. Easton has already gifted us with well developed characters, both Mer and human in Emerge, ones to hate and ones to cheer for.

In Submerge we are introduced to the dynamics of the Mer culture, some of which is rather distasteful and some very impressive world building. As with Emerg
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J. Ford
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I’m more googly-eyed over this book than I was book 1.

Tobie Easton is a gifted storyteller. As with book one, EMERGE, I was drawn into the mermaid world from page one. I was afraid I might forget some important details about the first book, but my fears were for nothing. I fell right into the story as if I’d finished the first one yesterday.

I can say I wasn’t disappointed.

SUBMERGE picks up where EMERGE left off. The spells have been broken and immortality has been restored to the
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Sue (BeautyBookCorner)
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lucía Blackthorn
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great second book, If you get through LIa’s constant whining. I get she’s a teenager okay, but seriously. She keeps letting everyone control her life. I’m glad she realizes this in the end, at lest we had character development.
WHAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVED are the mermaids. A circle? Count me in! It was everything I dig in mermaids 💖, the food, the landscapes. Well done! 👌🏼
If you’re looking for more romance, well this book hast it on the first chapters, then not so much. ☹️
The thing that keeps me fr
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Yasmyn
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tobie Easton's sequel to Emerge does not disappoint! There are so many great things going on in Submerge, but my personal favorite was seeing more of how the Mer live under the sea. Easton paints a fascinating, vivid picture of her version of the mermaid world, expanding on the universe she created in Emerge and writing with such skill that the reader can visualize every shell mosaicked ceiling and gorgeous lagoon and truly believe they all exist in some deep part of the ocean no human would eve ...more
Claire Porter
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lia and Clay have broken the Little Mermaid’s curse because of their love to each other. Lia's family is trying to decide if they should stay in the Foundation house or move to the Castle in New Meris. (under water) Lia wants to stay on land and finish Senior Year with Clay but in Mesuine's trial she has doubts. Lia's parents hire a tutor for her, Odiane. Lia becomes best friends with Odiane and decides to go to her school for mermaids. Wondering if she should really trust Odiane, Lia sets out ...more
Tammy
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story continues where it left off in Emerge. This one we don't see as much of Clay. It is more of Lia's path to embracing herself and her magic. Yes, she is trying to find a way to get to Clay but I think it was more of her growing into herself. For me part of the book lagged because Lia had so many internal thoughts. She didn't seem to have much interaction for this part of the book with others until her new tutor comes into play. I think she was too trusting and blind for what she just wen ...more
bookgeek607
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was excited to dive into this book! Must read book one Emerge to fully understand this one since this is a sequel. I loved the first one and had the moment of needed more now when I finished. Lets just say it wasn't a disappointment at all. It grabbed hold and keeps you on a path of emotional up and downs. You go on another ocean sized journey with Lia, Clay, Casp, and even Mel. When Lia and Clay think they are finally getting their happily ever after a giant wave comes and sweeps that notion ...more
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Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her debut novel, Emerge, is a Gold Medal Winner (Young Adult – Sci-Fi/Fantasy) of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and is Book 1 in the acclaimed Mer Chronicles series. The trilogy follows the descendants of the ...more

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