Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Here is an interesting tale of two young women fighting over one young man.  The kicker?  One young woman lives on land; the other young woman lives in the sea...

I entered a contest that Melissa Beull put on for an ARC of this book and won.  (Thanks, Melissa!)  Little Brown Children's Books is the publisher and it came out in September, so you can check with your local bookstore for a copy.

What I found most interesting about this story is that the girl from the sea is no mermaid (although the author says it's a retelling of the Little Mermaid).  I just didn't make that connection when I read the story.  Lo has been chosen by the "angel" who sends her to the sea. There is also a strange trait in Celia.  She can see the past.

This gives the story a touch of paranormal that mixes with young romance.  The girls compete over Jude, who is a handsome guitar player who tripped into the sea and was saved by both girls.

This is a ghostly, other worldly story that even has a touch of horror.  While it's fantasy, the emotions of the young women have the ring of realism and I had no idea how this story was going to end.

Why not give it a try yourself and see if you can guess how it is going to end?

If you would like my copy of this ARC, please leave a comment here on the blog and email me at info at with your name and address and why you'd like to read the book.  I'll do the drawing in about a week.

Happy reading.


ChristyJan said...

This sounds like an interesting read with a lot of different angles - maybe something I could share with my oldest granddaughter.

Kaci Verdun said...

I've been wanting to read Fathomless, because I love reading fairy tale re-tellings and I like how the author compares it to The Little Mermaid, which I love! Thanks for giving away your ARC and a chance to win it!