Wednesday, February 20

Book Review: Water Dreams by Katherine Smits

Water Dreams (Love's Siren Song Book 1)
Author: Katherine Smits
Title: Water Dreams (Love's Siren Song Book 1)
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, & Fiction
Pages: ebook
Published: May 21st 2016
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

Nik—an outwardly normal, young woman terrified by water, living in the Greek-American town of Tarpon Springs, Florida. 

Bas—a shapeshifter merman tasked with obtaining Nik’s help to gain what his species most desires. 
The Nerei—a race of beings who want humans to continue to believe they are mythological. 

What happens when Nik refuses to help Bas and the Nerei? 

How will Nik and Bas save each other when they fall in love, against his species laws?

I was drawn in by the summary. I was so curious to see what would happen. 

The story follows Nik who is a young woman living in Florida. She seems normal and believes she is normal, but she really isn't. Bas is a merman tasked in obtaining Nik's help to find the way for his species to be able to stay on land as long as they want. Things happen and the two start to fall for each other...but is it against his species laws. 

I was intrigued the moment I started. I was curious about the story itself and how the Nerei is going to get what they want and the secrets behind Nik. I was curious, also, about how they were going to be together. The Nerei have strict, strict laws against human and merfolks. 

I was eh about Nik. She was okay in the end. It took me a while to warm up to her. I liked Bas right away. Not sure why, but I liked him a bit. 

The writing wasn't bad, but it feel like it too WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too long to get anywhere. Too much dialogue. I felt bored sometimes and I had to skim here and there. 

Even though I had to skim from time-to-time, I still enjoyed the story. Weird, I know. I also really wanted to know what would happen, so I kept on reading. 

The ending was okay...I wanted more answers, but we'll have to wait until book 2. I am slightly curious to see what happens next. 

Overall, this wasn't horrible. It was pretty okay. Yes, there were some slow as a snail bits that I had to skim, but I was still invested overall. I wanted to know what would happen. The writing wasn't bad, but it just took too long to get anywhere. I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 


Sophia Rose said...

It's been a while since I read a merpeople book. That has me curious right there.

Carole Rae said...

Same here! It was a good read overall and did quench that need for a merfolk book.

Anachronist said...

Sounds pretty decent for a Netgalley freebie...

Melliane said...

I can understand that you wanted more

Blodeuedd said...

For some reason I am not into meerpeople...dunno why

Carole Rae said...

Ana, not too bad considering.

Melliane, yes. It needed more.

B, I am sometimes. I have to be in the mood.