My name is Kailani Ericson and my life pretty much sucks. My mother is an indentured servant in this lonely house, serving a hateful old woman who gets her kicks by terrorizing me. One of my few comforts is the sea in my backyard. Diving into its frigid depths is the one thing that makes me truly happy.
Then he shows up, and my entire world shifts.
Bryce Howell is gorgeous, every girl’s fantasy. He’s also arrogant, insolent, and strictly forbidden. But he’s not normal. He’s something different. Something magical. Our attraction to each other just may be my downfall.
As it turns out, I’m not normal either. I am the stuff of myths and legends. Suddenly, my love of the sea and its pull on me make a lot more sense.
They say legends never die, and I hope that’s true. There are those who want me dead, and if I can’t put a halt to my seemingly inevitable transformation, there will be nothing I can do to stop them.
I love the sea, but ultimately, it might just be what kills me.
When they get a new neighbor, Kai is intrigued. Bryce immediately settles in with the popular crowd at school, but she still can't help but feel drawn to him. However, Bryce has his own secrets. He can feel other people's emotions, especially Kai's. For some reason, Kai's emotions scream the loudest to him and the two of them feel connected.
As they grow closer, Ms. Coraline catches wind of it and forbids Kai from seeing Bryce. What's worse is that her mom doesn't even stand up for her. Instead, she's told to listen to Ms. Coraline. When everything goes south, the truth about her mom and her past comes to light and makes Kai question everything.
Final Verdict: This was a fast paced story that made for an easy read. I would recommend this to fans of The Little Mermaid, fantasy, and romance.