Blog tour for Waterfell‏ ~ Review

Blog tour for Waterfell!


Waterfell by Amalie Howard

THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE QUEEN
Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father's betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa's upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age. 
Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa's mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?


My rating: 


The first maybe 20% of the book went kind of slow for me, there was a lot of information to be told as to get into the story and this new universe, but after that it went really fast and before I knew it - it was done! Typical with books that start of slow that ends up being amazing! 
I really liked the story, so many twists and turns that I didn't see coming. At first I had the impression 'oh this is a mermaid book. Great' haven't read one before so I was really excited for this one and it didn't disappoint me, but they weren't just mermaids, they were like alien mermaids and that was just even better. Aliens! Very good surprise, didn't see that one coming. Once you thought you had something figured out the whole thing just flips over and run you over because nothing turned out as you thought it would. Well one thing did turn out as I expected. Nerissa and Lo's romance. As soon as he turned up at her school after their first meeting it was obvious that these two were gonne have a thing. The whole time leading up to it was very fun though. And sweet. Lo was  great, so fun and charming. His and Nerissa's love story was very beliveable, it wasn't them falling instantly or love at first sight it evolved throughout the book.
However, I was suspicious of Lo at times. I knew he had to have some kind of connection to the bad guys, and I was kind right. But of course not at all the way I thought it was connected. 
Nerissa could be very annoying at times, mostly in the beginning but as the story moves along she changes a lot. To the better. She's very selfish at first, she only wants what she wants and doesn't really think about the others like Speio and his parents Echlios and Soren who does want to go back home to Waterfell. Luckily she changes and realizes what she has to do. I didn't exactly dislike her character, but just could get annoyed at her sometimes. Her friend Jenna really helped, she was so great and helped Nerissa a lot. 
Speio though, my god him I could hate on at times. At first I didn't mind him that much, but he just worse and worse and I wasn't really sure how I felt about at the end of the book. 
Overall an amazing book! Twists and turns that leaves you gaping at the page, loved that. The writing was good, well written with believable characters.  I loved the mythology of it, it was very unique. 



About the author:


AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at amaliehoward.com. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency. 

Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club Read. She is also the author of The AQUARATHI series from Harlequin TEEN (WATERFELL Nov 2013 and OCEANBORN Aug 2014), THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry Jan 2014, and ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press Mar 2014.

For tour and upcoming events, check out amaliehoward.com for more information. 







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