Friday, April 22, 2016
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Fathomless seemed to have a little more action and build up to it as Celia tries to help Lo, and hold a relationship with Jude, and become someone separate from her sisters. Much like Sweetly, Fathomless plays on elements from the previous two novels. Things we learn about in Sweetly play a major role in this novel, and there is a hint at a connection to Sisters Red. The continuation of the story in this manner is very interesting and keeps me intrigued at where Pearce is going to take the series, will they all somehow come to a close together in a final book? I love his descriptions of the ocean girls as having skin tinted blue or green showing they are something different from humans.
This one isn't as slow to develop as the previous two were. It takes us through the eyes of Celia and Lo which makes for double the action until their story lines become one. It is definitely not the sweet little mermaid tale we remember for Disney as Lo kills a young boy within the first few moments of the story, and then another ocean girls tries to kill Jude. The character I think developed the most was Lo as she develops back into Naidia and fits for her humanity. The end is completely surprising and not what I was expecting. Pearce has developed a way of connecting with her readers and keeps them wanting more from her work. I know I do!
I give Fathomless a 4.5 out of 5 stars. The pace of the story is still a little slow going but it doesn't take away from the overall feeling of the story. It still progresses nicely and keeps the readers wanting more, I look forward to picking up Cold Spell next.