Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Son of a Mermaid by Katie O'Sullivan

Title:  Son of a Mermaid
Series:  Son of a Mermaid #1
Author:  Katie O'Sullivan
Published:  May 15th 2013 by Crescent Moon Press 
Length:  232pgs
Format:  ebook
Genre:  YA paranormal romantic suspense
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Shea MacNamara's life just got complicated. After a freak tornado devastates his Oklahoma farm, the fifteen-year-old orphan is whisked away to Cape Cod. Struggling to make sense of his new surroundings, he's trying hard to deal with feelings of abandonment... and the emotions stirred by a girl he meets along the shore. Kae belongs to an undersea world hidden from drylanders. The daughter of royal servants, she knows the planned marriage of her Princess to the foreign King should put an end to the war between the clans. But two things stand in the way of lasting peace: the ambitions of the foreign King's regent, and rumors of the Princess's bastard child. Sparks fly when she meets Shea, but could the cute drylander really be the Son of a Mermaid?

My Review:

This novel is heart achingly intricate. O’Sullivan jumps straight to the heart of the story and keeps you there throughout. You flow through the story caught on her tranquil writing style that has the hint of a storm brewing just beneath the surface. The novel is simultaneously calm and intense. O’Sullivan’s entrancingly imaginative storyline blends together legends, imagination and fact to create a uniquely seamless whole.

O’Sullivan brings this story together with larger than life characters. Her extremely vivid descriptions combine with her well thought out character descriptions to create a full cast that you can’t help but picture and get to know personally. I really appreciate how O’Sullivan keeps her novel firmly planted in the YA genre while making it entertaining for all. Her characters are never faced with situations they can’t be expected to deal with at their age (or if they are, they have adult backup). At the same time, they aren’t childish either.

Overall, this was an amazing introduction to the story, the series, and the world beneath the sea. It was an enchanting tale that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Would I read more by this author? Definitely! Both in this series and otherwise.

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And now, enter the brilliant giveaway with author Katie O'Sullivan.

1st prize:  A custom beach stone necklace (similar to that pictured & from the novel) and an ecopy of Son of a Mermaid by Katie O'Sullivan.

2nd prize:  an ecopy of Son of a Mermaid by Katie O'Sullivan.

Contest is open internationally.
Entries close at 11:59pm Feb 4/14.
Winner will be announced Feb 5/14.
Winners will have 72hrs to claim their prizes or a new winner will be drawn.  Please ensure you have our email address on your safe list (available on the 'request a review' page).


  1. Atlantis, why it is the home of mermaids. ^_^ I answered the first rafflecopter question wrong, but clicked before I could change it. I have been following you for some time now, in almost all ways, g+ included. I just recently started using Shelfari and am now following you there also. Thanks guys for the great giveaway. I love mermaids, I think I am part mermaid myself.lol

  2. What do you believe Atlantis is? ~ I believe that Atlantis is a 'Lost City' deep under the sea. It is an ancient place that was lost so long ago - it has become something of myth & legend. The people of this ancient race {including thier traditions and beliefs} have all but been forgotten.

    Thanks for the AMAZING giveaway!! x

  3. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway, Jonel!

  4. I've always been fascinated by the thought of mermaids. Can't wait to read Kate O'Sullivan's book!

  5. I believe Atlantis is a fairy tale city filled with beautiful things from mermaids that they get from sunken ships. I know it has been called the Lost City of Atlantis but to me it has to be a fairytale place for the mermaids to live in. :)

  6. Atlatis is a city made all of gold where mermaids live

  7. Atlantis is a beautiful place hidden away from harm deep in the sea. Mermaids live there in harmony and out of dangers way.

  8. atlantis seems such a mysterious place is a place where i would go to

  9. Lost City for us but not for everybody? Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Oh gosh, I have no idea where Atlantis is! I believe it is out there though :) Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! I'm for sure going to read this book, it sounds so awesome! I love mermaid stories ;)

  11. Your review has made me want this book soo bad. Recently I read a book about mermaids and now I'm searching for books of this kind. Thanks for the recommendation!

  12. I know what the story says about Atlantis is, but what if it is a place built by mermaids and other sea creatures, that would be so cool owo