Emerge PDF å Paperback

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Emerge ➹ [Reading] ➻ Emerge By Tobie Easton ➮ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she s never lived in the ocean Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas So Lia Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she s never lived in the ocean Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas So Lia has grown up in a secret community of land dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu s seaside mansions Her biggest problems are surviving PE and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check Sure, he s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia s entire community at risk So it s for the best that he s dating that new girl, right That is, until Lia finds out she isn t the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret And this new girl Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn t realize the danger he s in If Lia hopes to save him, she ll have to get closer to Clay than ever Lia s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the time she spends with Clay, the harder it is for Lia to deny her feelings After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.


10 thoughts on “Emerge

  1. Wendy Higgins Wendy Higgins says:

    This is a tale of the modern descendants of The Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen s version It s the most fun I ve had reading in a long time There were several times when I was out loud giggling like crazy It s got romance, adventure, and fantastical lore I definitely recommend this one.


  2. Stacee Stacee says:

    2.5 stars I m not sure how I feel about this I liked Lia well enough Her inner monologue comes off as much younger than the age she s supposed to be She has good intentions, but doesn t make the best decisions and I struggled with some of her choices I loved her moments with Amy the best those seemed to be the most authentic There are a lot of other characters, but we all know I need to mention the boys I sawof a connection between Lia and fellow Mer, Caspian, but it was Clay the 2.5 stars I m not sure how I feel about this I liked Lia well enough Her inner monologue comes off as much younger than the age she s supposed to be She has good intentions, but doesn t make the best decisions and I struggled with some of her choices I loved her moments with Amy the best those seemed to be the most authentic There are a lot of other characters, but we all know I need to mention the boys I sawof a connection between Lia and fellow Mer, Caspian, but it was Clay the human that she wanted Sadly, I didn t get the chemistry or sense of history between them There is a great set up to the story I loved the twist on the Little Mermaid and all of the consequences that went with it I think there was a lot of potential here, but for me, it didn t work as well as I was expecting it to Perhaps I would have enjoyed itif I hadn t just finished two epic books of epicness and been in a wicked hangover Huge thanks to Month9 for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review


  3. Sabrina Sabrina says:

    Check out my full review on my blog absolutely loved this book It is magical and captivating and everything I wanted in a book about mermaids I can t tell you how long I ve been searching for a mermaid book and this was the perfect book to start my love for ya books about mermaids.I have always adored The Little Mermaid since I was young But I thought the Disney fairy tell was too sweet to be true I m so thrilled that Tobie Easton took Hans Christi Check out my full review on my blog absolutely loved this book It is magical and captivating and everything I wanted in a book about mermaids I can t tell you how long I ve been searching for a mermaid book and this was the perfect book to start my love for ya books about mermaids.I have always adored The Little Mermaid since I was young But I thought the Disney fairy tell was too sweet to be true I m so thrilled that Tobie Easton took Hans Christian Andersen s version of the Little Mermaid She brought one of my favorite childhood fantasies to life and I m forever grateful Emerge is a wonderful and captivating retelling of the Little Mermaid I love the fresh aspect of mermaid mythology throughout the book Lia is a determined yet lost trying to navigate her way through the human world Her family has to take refuge on land because of the war brewing in the sea Lia must adapt and become human Lia is willing to follow mermaid norms but when she believes that Clay is in danger, she is willing to break the rules and become a insert thing here in order to save him.Lia is a wonderful narrator and protagonist She doesn t have everything figured out She is exploring what it means to be human She is curious and thoughtful and wants to see the world through her own eyes Her love and determination drives her throughout the book.Okay so the top of the book it says Mer Chronicles 1 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IS THERE MORE Please let their beI would highly recommend this book for those who love fairy tell retellings and mermaids


  4. Rachael Rachael says:

    I have to admit I went into this book extremely skeptical but still optimistic I ve read or attempted to, at least other novels about mermaids I love mermaids I mean, come on, perfect hair all the time, no shaving, no periods But every single one I ve read falls so dang short of expectations that I was weary to even want to read anything about mermaids This one, however, it s so well done Full review to come later edit as of June 20, 2017 Reading this book in June made me not only lo I have to admit I went into this book extremely skeptical but still optimistic I ve read or attempted to, at least other novels about mermaids I love mermaids I mean, come on, perfect hair all the time, no shaving, no periods But every single one I ve read falls so dang short of expectations that I was weary to even want to read anything about mermaids This one, however, it s so well done Full review to come later edit as of June 20, 2017 Reading this book in June made me not only long for the ocean again, but really, really wish I were a mermaid I want to cry and me tears turn into pearls The second read through I caught a lotof Tobie s genius foreshadowing When Clay says he s a prince in disguise I got that this run through I hated Mel the first time, but this second time I hate her evenI wish she d choke on some kelp or something The nerve of her and her father The things Lia did and the rules she broke are still crazy she SIRENED CLAY, for crying out loud , but I knew they were necessary, so they weren t as mind boggling as they were for me last year I find it kind of ironic although it was probably completely intentional that Lia, a distant cousin of the Little Mermaid falls in love with a human She pines for him from a distance but knows it could never work At least this go round she already had her legs and didn t have to strike a deal with any sea witch This book was just as cute the second time as it was the first, and I am so excited to start Submerge


  5. Lori Goldstein Lori Goldstein says:

    You can t choose your relatives as much as you want to say, for example, when they doom your entire race Such is the lot of the Merpeople in Tobie Easton s delightful debut EMERGE In this twist on The Little Mermaid a la Hans Christian Anderson not the big mouse , Lia and her family live among the humans, hiding their true selves and forming a new Mer society Above because of a war that s been raging Below This is truly a fish out of water story and Lia s struggles to fit into high school You can t choose your relatives as much as you want to say, for example, when they doom your entire race Such is the lot of the Merpeople in Tobie Easton s delightful debut EMERGE In this twist on The Little Mermaid a la Hans Christian Anderson not the big mouse , Lia and her family live among the humans, hiding their true selves and forming a new Mer society Above because of a war that s been raging Below This is truly a fish out of water story and Lia s struggles to fit into high school echo those of every teenage girl Instantly relatable and likable, Lia is a strong character who gets sucked into something she doesn t understand for all the right reasons With an intriguing romance, rich world building, and a good dose of humor, I can t recommend this enough for those who love contemporary fantasy a genre I happen to be quiet fond of myself


  6. Jacqueline Smith Jacqueline Smith says:

    Okay y all, this is one of my new favorite books Once I started it, I could not put it down I love mermaids I love mermaid stories I especially love mermaid stories that tie other mermaid stories together much like this one Lia is a teenager with older sisters, a crush on the cute boy who plays guitar, and a keen desire to get out of gym class She also happens to be a Mermaid Not just any Mermaid Lia and her family are distant cousins to The Little Mermaid herself the Princess who Okay y all, this is one of my new favorite books Once I started it, I could not put it down I love mermaids I love mermaid stories I especially love mermaid stories that tie other mermaid stories together much like this one Lia is a teenager with older sisters, a crush on the cute boy who plays guitar, and a keen desire to get out of gym class She also happens to be a Mermaid Not just any Mermaid Lia and her family are distant cousins to The Little Mermaid herself the Princess who cursed Mer all the world over with short, human lives in place of immortality Now the Mer world has descended into war, chaos, and anarchy with a few refugees making a life for themselves on land, including Lia s family When new girl Mel shows up and sets her sights on Lia s crush, Clay, Lia tries to remind herself that she and Clay could never have been together anyway But is it possible that Mel is even worse for Clay than a relationship with a little Mermaid Like I said, I loved this book Every moment Every turn of every page I can t wait for the sequel And now, I m wishingthan ever that I was a Mermaid


  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    When given the opportunity to read an ARC of Emerge, I jumped at the chance I really enjoyed the fresh take on mermaid mythology sprinkled throughout the story Lia was in many ways your typical high school junior, but she also struggled to keep her mermaid side a secret She s also fighting her attraction to an off limits human boy, Clay When a new girl shows up and captures Clay s attention, Lia feels the urge to protect him, although she doesn t know why I especially loved the interaction When given the opportunity to read an ARC of Emerge, I jumped at the chance I really enjoyed the fresh take on mermaid mythology sprinkled throughout the story Lia was in many ways your typical high school junior, but she also struggled to keep her mermaid side a secret She s also fighting her attraction to an off limits human boy, Clay When a new girl shows up and captures Clay s attention, Lia feels the urge to protect him, although she doesn t know why I especially loved the interaction between Lia, her sisters, and her cousin, Amy, who along with Lia s best friend Caspian, made up a supportive mermaid network of friends The story was action packed and kept me guessing right to the very end I can t wait for Book 2


  8. Pete Tarsi Pete Tarsi says:

    As a YA author whose debut book is a story about mermaids, I assigned myself a mission to read similar books in the genre, and I ve enjoyed them to varying degrees Well, there s a new fish in the ocean Emerge by Tobie Easton This is her first novel, and the blurb sounded interesting, so I decided to give her a chance one debut YA mermaid author to another.You know what I m overjoyed she emerged on the YA mermaid scene Our narrating protagonist is Aurelia Nautilus Lia for short She and he As a YA author whose debut book is a story about mermaids, I assigned myself a mission to read similar books in the genre, and I ve enjoyed them to varying degrees Well, there s a new fish in the ocean Emerge by Tobie Easton This is her first novel, and the blurb sounded interesting, so I decided to give her a chance one debut YA mermaid author to another.You know what I m overjoyed she emerged on the YA mermaid scene Our narrating protagonist is Aurelia Nautilus Lia for short She and her family live in a sprawling mansion on a private beach in Malibu, complete with underwater grottos Lia and her family dad, mom, three sisters, and a younger cousin are all mermaids living on land to escape the ravages of war under the waves Ever since the infamous little mermaid incident, mermaids have lost their immortality This has caused power struggles as different factions try to break the curse Easton weaves Hans Christian Andersen s fairy tale so deftly into her unique mermaid world that the two complement each other perfectly.Lia has had some difficulty adjusting to a human high school When mermaids reach puberty awesome detail , they can start switching their tails for legs Maintaining those legs requires much concentration, which is particularly challenging for Lia in gym class She s got a huge crush on a boy in her classes named Clay, but he s human, and it s forbidden for mermaids to enter into long term relationships with humans There s a young merman named Caspian, who has been Lia s closest friend since childhood, and there s a hint that her family would like them to couple up.This has all the set up for one of those typical YA love triangles, but it never feels like one because the narration is so freshly in Lia s voice She insists Caspian is devoted to her as a dear friend, and it s clear he has her best interests at heart She doesn t have a clue about how Clay feels about her, so she stresses about that She s a teenage girl trying to find her identity, her place in the world, even though she lives somewhere between two worlds More on that later.However, a love triangle does develop when new girl Mel appears at school and works her magic on Clay To avoid spoiling anything, even this doesn t feel like a typical love triangle Sure, Lia s jealous that Clay is enchanted by Mel, but there are deeper motives at play Clay may be in danger, and Lia cares about him too much That s all I m saying, and I haven t said anything you can t learn from the book description, but this conflict really develops.The stakes are excitingly raised, not only by Mel s actions, but by Lia s counteractions One of many strengths of the book is the complexity of Lia s character As I said, she s caught between the two worlds, trying to do what her parents and mermaid community expect of her but also trying to do what she thinks is best for Clay She s not a passive character by any means She takes action she makes choices Some of those choices aren t the best choices, but her rich narration made me the reader fully understand why she made them, even when she knows they re wrong Her inner conflicts human vs mermaid, parental expectations vs personal desires, and right vs wrong drive this story deeper In many YA books, protagonists get away too easily with breaking the rules It s muchcompelling and believable to acknowledge the consequences of one s actions, whether it s broken trust or other punishments Lia s story, straight through its gripping climax to its well earned resolution, is greater for addressing such consequences I don t want to give the impression that this is a heavy tale or tail because there s also a lot of lightness and heart to it The supporting cast, particularly her sisters, is fun There s great humor sea puns are obligatory in these kind of books I ve written a few myself but there were some new and funny ones here There are sweetly developed relationships between the characters And Lia s internal monologue about the ups and downs of trying to fit in and keep her tail hidden sparkle on the page and in the imagination.If you love mermaids, you need to own this book If you love YA fantasy or romance, you need to read this book Heck, if you just love well written stories, you need to read this book It s billed as book one of the Mer Chronicles, so there s a sequel or is it sea quel coming, for which I ll wait with bated or is it bait ed breath Till then, Emerge emerges with FIVE STARS


  9. Jennifer Bardsley Jennifer Bardsley says:

    I m not a huge YA fantasy fan, so I wasn t sure how I would like Emerge by Tobie Easton until she hooked me from the very first chapter This book is much deeper than a modern take on the Hans Christian Anderson fable it explores control, manipulation, and teen dating violence Plus there s fun mermaid stuff Easton centers her plot on a teenage girl named Lia Nautilus growing up in Malibu, California Lia has a big secret to hide She and her family are Mer, passing as human due to a devastatin I m not a huge YA fantasy fan, so I wasn t sure how I would like Emerge by Tobie Easton until she hooked me from the very first chapter This book is much deeper than a modern take on the Hans Christian Anderson fable it explores control, manipulation, and teen dating violence Plus there s fun mermaid stuff Easton centers her plot on a teenage girl named Lia Nautilus growing up in Malibu, California Lia has a big secret to hide She and her family are Mer, passing as human due to a devastating ocean war When Lia s longtime crush, a human named Clay Ericson, falls under the spell of the new girl in school, Lia learns what lengths she will go to in order to get what she wants.I absolutely adored the world building Easton stirred into her plot This is a story that would be perfect for fan fiction, because teen readers will want to dive right in I also felt Lia was character I could root for.I received a free, early review copy of Emerge, but have already preordered a copy for my nieces because they will love this book


  10. Danielle& Danielle& says:

    I want to be a mermaid too Emerge is the fantastic start of the Mer Chronicles, and I m totally addicted Submerge Book 2 is due out 12th September, and it s just as good I love the added touches like sea talk and the legends.Lia is a mermaid trying to fit in a human world Her legs don t work the way she wants, and she has to watch she doesn t slip up with her mermaid ways Clay is a human boy at school she has a crush on but try s to keep her distance from A new girl starts at school and st I want to be a mermaid too Emerge is the fantastic start of the Mer Chronicles, and I m totally addicted Submerge Book 2 is due out 12th September, and it s just as good I love the added touches like sea talk and the legends.Lia is a mermaid trying to fit in a human world Her legs don t work the way she wants, and she has to watch she doesn t slip up with her mermaid ways Clay is a human boy at school she has a crush on but try s to keep her distance from A new girl starts at school and starts dating Clay Lia is jealous but also concerned The new girl may not have Clays best interest at heart, and Lia just can t leave it alone Lia and Clay spend time working on a class project together and they can t help becoming closer Lia is supposed to marry a merman, and a romance with Clay is classed as taboo, but she struggles to stay away from him Can she keep him safe as well as her heart Lia s family live on land They are involved in the community and help Mer people The sea has become unsafe waters since the mermaids lost their immortality Her family want peace, and try to help others adjust.This book had me hooked I was interested in all aspects of the story I loved all the characters This series is definitely one to watch and I can t wait for5 out there 5 ARC received as part of the submerge blog tour


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