Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

The Vicious Deep
The Vicious Deep
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 384
Rating: 4 Stars 
For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.~Goodreads
The Vicious Deep is an action packed mermaid tail tale with awesome characters, sweet lore and fantastical romance—a book any merm lover will covet!

At the start of the book we have lifeguard Tristan Hart at his post patrolling the ocean. We also have his best friend, Layla, on the same beach (she’s a lifeguard too!) with the girl Tristan kind of sort of cheated on. As if things couldn’t get any worse for the kid, a huge storm is about to hit and change everything for him....

Tristan may or may not be turning into a mermaid man. A dunk in the bathtub confirms, indeed, he’s part merm. Awesome right? Not so much for Tristan. He’s not just any merman, he’s the Prince of the Sea and has a lot of responsibilities that go along with the title.

I'm honestly not sure how I felt about Mr. Tristan Hart. He’s a charmer, slightly funny and a tad bit cute, okay—a lot of cute, but he’s also a tad too sarcastic, a smidge conceited and a player. Sometimes those boys are undeniably my favorite and sometimes...they’re not. Something about Tristan just didn't click with me. As I got farther into the book, I started to like him a little more though. Especially when he was with Layla. I think she tends to bring out the best in him! (Potential couple alert!) 

But the characters I absolutely adored? Thalia and Ryan! They were SO. EFFIN. CUTE! OMG! MY HEART!! They made my heart SO HAPPY! Ryan is one of Tristan’s best friends and Thalia is Kurt’s (Tristan’s guard) sister. Her and Ryan weren’t together very long but oh my sea lord!!! I loved them! <3

Ehem....moving on! This book had some INSANE twists. (I’m talking about death twists...) twists that scared the shit out of me...I was seriously freakin’!  

Overall, The Vicious Deep is a cool new merman story that you should definitely check out!


  1. GAH! I feel exactly the same about Tristan! I don't know, something about him just rubbed me in a wrong way.. he was too cocky! Yes, sometimes it can be adorable, and - like you - I usually tend to like arrogant, self-confident and *sexy* guys, but well, not this time!

    I did, however, really enjoy how adventurous this novel was. I loved the underwater kingdom and all the side-kick characters and I can't wait to learn more about the wicked mermaid witch! :) Great review!

    1. *wipes sweat from forehead* YAY! I'm glad you agree on the Tristan thing!! But like you said, i LOVED the adventure of the story itself! And i also wanna know what's up with that crazy mermaid! Guess we'll find out in book 2!