Book Review – Son of a Mermaid by Katie O’Sullivan

I had the great pleasure of reading Son of a Mermaid by Katie O’Sullivan. It is a really fun and exceptional novel. It is also a new release from Crescent Moon Press. This book filled me with daydreams about lying on sunny beaches and swimming in the cool Atlantic waters. SonofaMermaid_FrontCover

The mysteries and intrigue start from the very beginning as tragedy strikes fifteen year old Shea MacNamara and takes his father, and only parent, away from him. Shea leaves Oklahoma to move in with his Grandmother in Cape Cod. Shortly after Shae’s move he meets Kae, a peculiar and somewhat different “girl” early one morning on the beach. Their attraction to each other is instant and very sweet. The relationship is engaging, cute, and perfect for a YA novel. The story switches between these two characters so the reader is above water at times and below at others.

Kae is a servant to Princess Brynn. The reader gets to know all the Royal family members and Kae’s family as well. The Mermaid history and hierarchy is explained clearly and was fascinating to read. There is much strife and dissension among the Royalty living underwater. If you like family secrets, treachery, and ferocious bad guys, you won’t be disappointed by Son of a Mermaid.

This novel really resonated with me. I loved the ocean and beach scenes. Maybe it’s because I’m a Pisces and have always loved the water, or maybe it is because the author paints vivid and realistic scenes. I could easily imagine every detail about the ocean, the undersea mermaid world, and envision the neighborhood in Cape Cop with perfect clarity – thank you Ms. O’Sullivan!

This was a fantastic beach tale filled with depth, wonderful characters, mystery, betrayal, and tender first love. Katie O’Sullivan writes great descriptions with attention to detail where it matters. Every page was enjoyable, sparked my imagination, and had just the right amount of tension. Although this novel is considered young adult, I think it is a great book for any age!  I highly recommend this story and I would read anything written by Katie O’Sullivan.

*** Fun, Imaginative, Excellent Writing, Five Stars ***

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SON OF A MERMAID, by Katie O’Sullivan, published May 2013 by Crescent Moon Press, YA fantasy romance, and is on tour! Enter to win an E-book, a “transmutare” necklace, or a cool swag pack below.

Book Blurb:                                         SofM5_tourbadge

Shea MacNamara’s life just got complicated.

After a freak tornado devastates his Oklahoma farm, the fifteen-year-old orphan moves to Cape Cod to live with a grandmother he’s never met. Struggling to make sense of his new surroundings, he meets a girl along the shore who changes his life forever.

Kae belongs to an undersea world hidden from drylanders. The daughter of royal servants, she knows the planned marriage of her Princess to the foreign King should put an end to the war between the clans. Two things stand in the way of lasting peace: an ambitious Regent and rumors of a half-human child who will save the oceans.

Sparks fly when she meets Shea, but could the cute drylander really be the Son of a Mermaid?

About the Author:

Katie O’Sullivan lives with her family and big dogs next to the ocean on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. She writes YA and romantic suspense novels, and works as an editor making other people’s words sparkle. For the last four years, she’s been the Editor of magazine and writes a column entitled “The Write Way.”

She hopes her debut YA novel, SON OF A MERMAID, will make a big splash this summer, engaging young readers with a Cape Cod tale of a boy who discovers both his roots and his destiny far below the waters of Nantucket Sound.

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