Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay (La Sirena #1) by A. Algeri !

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The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay
(La Sirena #1)
by A. Algeri 
Date: 08/20/15

Summary from Goodreads:
"The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay" is the first adventure of Brinn, a young woman who had recently returned to her homeland, Nyar Kaad, after years of
being away.

For her mother and sister it’s only supposed to be an episodic stay, because
their intention is to return to the capital, Adaria, held by both aristocrats,
by then, to be their home. Brinn, however, isn’t interested in living in the
golden cage of high society and aspires to a different existence, that will
push her to oppose the decisions of her family and to pursue a destiny
according to her own wishes.

The accidental discovery of what looks like a map to hidden treasure, buried in
Nyar Kaad, according to tradition, by pirates once dwelling in the settlement,
will push her to search for the hidden riches- an undertaking that the
protagonist will face courageously, at the cost of challenging her fears, the
rigid social conventions, and more literal dangers to her person, venturing on
a journey into the local legends and the past of her own family, until reaching
an unexpected epilogue.

Set to Isara, a fantasy world inspired by the period between the seventeenth
and the first decades of the nineteenth centuries, "The Mermaid and the
treasure of the Bay" is a journey full of mystery in the universe where
real and supernatural coexist intersecting in a subtle and insidious way, a
world divided between palaces and largely unexplored expanses, an opulent
capital and boundless oceans.

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Excerpts from “ The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay”, a novel by A. Algeri

The summer was ending and with it even my hopes grew progressively paler, as the white froth of the waves dissolves on the shores of the sea. Time passed, day after day, initially slower, then as each day passed the perception of it slipping away became increasingly more evident: inevitably, I found myself thinking of my childhood, when my family still hadn't moved to Adaria, the capital of the Empire.
My life was far from perfect, I had an unusual character and my nature wasn't easily adaptable to the life that ought to have been lead by someone of our status that was forced to aspire to court, but for years I had been able to carve out my happiness. Even though I wasn't particularly interested in the girls my age that talked about future boyfriends, parties and dresses, I could always close my eyes and imagine that I was in one of those far away places that I was so fascinated by and that I had read about so often in books. Despite the many remote places that I had learned about the existence of by reading, the most precious continued always to be Nyar Kaad. My thoughts inevitably went to the aquamarine ocean waves on the shores where I was born. 

My Review

I found this book different. First it's really cool especially if you like history of things and pirate type treasures. But I will say I found the beginning slow for me. I'm not a history buff or into history type things, but I loved Brinn. I loved that she was willing to not conform and she was ok with being different and being exactly who she is. I felt bad that so much changes after her dad died. I also severely disliked her mother. Her sister was "just there". I felt like her sister did nothing but confirm and follow her mother. But when Brinn accidentally  cuts herself and finds a little treasure map, things get better. 

The writing flows well. I know I said slow but it's just because I'm an action junky lol. It's just the topic not the style or words. So please don't let my tastes turn you away. And I love how little bits of magic get infused throughout. It's well done and its young adult so it can be for any age! Overall, it was a fun adventure! 4 PAWS!! 

About the Author:

Algeri is the author of "The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay",
his first published novel. He began writing while he was a teenager, setting
most of his stories in the world of Isara, a fantasy universe of his own

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