The Rising review
Author: Terra Harmony
Published: November 2013
Length: 271 Pages
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Source: provided by Netgalley for Honest Review
Genre: Y.A Fantasy
Fifteen-year-old Serena is the youngest member of a dying race. The increasing acidity of the ocean is destroying her home, slowly eating away at the once thriving underwater landscape. But since the night of Serena’s birth, it is an outside force that most threatens their dwindling population. Werewolves, who once served as protectors for mermaids in the Kingdom of the Undine, now seek to eliminate all who dwell in the ocean — and Serena is about to find herself right in the middle of the deadly conflict.
Given the title of Werewolf Liaison, Serena is determined to make things right for her people. When she ventures to The Dry, she meets Liam, the werewolf with hazel eyes, and her whole world gets turned upside down. As Serena discovers the real history between werewolves and mermaids, she is lef to her true enemies are.
The Undine are a dying race their home is being destroyed and because of an ongoing war between werewolves and mermaids the Mermaids are unable to reproduce.
The story focuses on Serena as the youngest mermaid she is given the job of werewolf liaison, to try and mend the bridge between the two as werewolves once acted as their protectors are now their enemy.
With the help of a werewolf called Liam she hopes to bring them together again.
This is the first mermaid story I have ever read and I probably would not have if it had not been for the beautiful cover catching my eye. There is a lot to take in with The rising, from learning about the undine, (which I finally go to use the dictionary on my kindle for.) and learning about their whole society, as well as the werewolves.
I was left wondering though why the most dangerous position was given to the youngest member of the species though, it seemed to me that it was a bit risky sending her out like that even if she is always in trouble.
More romance would have been nice, there is hints at romance but still not too much action, I am looking forward to the next book in the series to see how the romance develops.