Fathom

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Fathom
Publisher Name
Ruby Slippers Press
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Age Group
12+
Published Date
September 23, 2012
ISBN Number
978-0615717760
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She just turned 16. Now it was time for her to die. Turning 16 should have been wonderful. It wasn’t. That was when Kira Callahan found out all her family secrets—and one of those secrets had already killed two people in her family. Now she’s next on the list... The locals in Crescent Moon Bay shunned Kira after the mysterious deaths of her mother and sister. Rumors circulated that her mother had gone mad and indulged in a killing spree. Kira worried that one day she’d do the same thing, especially since she was starting to look more and more like her mother—the crazy murderer. All Kira Callahan wants to do is swim, hang out with her best friend, Sean, and ignore the kids who torment her at high school. That is, until the day she gets invited to a party. For three minutes her life is perfect—she even kisses Sean. Then somebody spikes her drink and some girls from out of town lure her into the ocean and hold her underwater. Kira soon discovers that the group of wild teenagers who have come to visit Crescent Moon Bay are not as innocent as they seem. In fact, nothing is as it seems—not the mysterious deaths of her sister and mother, not her heritage, not even her best friend. And everything seems to hinge on the ancient Celtic legends her mother used to tell her as a child. A new twist on Irish folklore, FATHOM is one part young adult romance, one part urban fantasy and one part gothic mystery, filled with Celtic legends of the sea. Note: This is a clean, sweet romance.

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Makes me a fan of Selkies!
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FATHOM is a haunting and alluring story with the undeniable presence of Kira's mother who's supposed to be dead. At first I thought this was going to be a ghost story, but then quickly realized there was so much more to it with the Celtic legends tied in.

Kira turns sixteen and that's when odd things begin to happen to her. She's becoming more hormonal and angrier, but when she's almost drowned, she realizes that she isn't just an ordinary human. Her story is a darker one and her fate is tied to a tale of monsters and death.

FATHOM alternates points of view between Caleb and Kira. Caleb is a Selkie and is drawn to the shore by the legend involving Kira's family. When he sees her for the first time, he realizes he wants to change her fate since her story is still being written. There's something about her that draws him in.


Final Verdict: I would recommend FATHOM to fans of darker tones and mythology. This was the first book I've ever read about Selkies and it makes me want more.
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