A mermaid’s supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death.
The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid’s allure.
Eighteen-year-old Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived with a secret that’s haunted her since childhood. For any hope of survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a ruthless mermaid killer.
For the first time, Eriana Kwai’s Massacre warriors are female, and Meela must fight for her people’s freedom on the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest battleground.
WOAH!! That’s all I can say! This book is AMAZING!! Yeah, out with the Little Mermaids, which is still one of my favorite movies of all time, and in with the scary mermaids here. No disney here. Death, terror, starvation, and a whole lot of seriously crazy hate from both sides. A small Island in the Artic above Alaska is surrounded by mermaids and anyone who tries to leave the island is killed, and so the people of the island set out every year to go out and kill these mermaids. They are stuck here, with no more food, no one coming in, or out, no help. At first, you will side with the humans. It’s just how it is, but then you learn a little more, and a little more, and you’ll wanna help the mermaids too. Wow! A total thrill ride!!
So Meela is our main character, she is a warrior now, because men of the island all die due to the mermaid’s siren call. Someone has to fight them with a chance of living, so girls of top skills are pulled from school and trained for 5 years. Like damn, seriously, a long time. But mermaids are now taking children from the beaches, and Eriana Kwai’s Island is dwindling. She really is an awesome heroine, and she has a secret, she used to be friends with a mermaid 🙂 Shhh, it’s a secret. They both want what’s right for their people, but they are still enemies, it totally adds to so much plot twisting!
Ok, so being stuck with these girls on a ship alone is scary. Having one of those girls wanna kill you is even scarier. THEN, there’s demon mermaids killing people and trying to kill everyone else is just terrifying. It’s a major action book with some serious grit, but that made is SO WORTH IT! The story feels so real! The characters are understandable, and the will to survive and the love of their families is amazing. And I am seriously praying that the author is going to give me so much more!!! GIMME PLEASE!!!! 🙂 5 AMAZING FIN and BOLT PAWS!!
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