Review of Rising by Holly Kelly
Elizabeth Delana Rosa
YA, Paranormal, Mermaids
In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do. Kill a young woman in a wheelchair.
Killing her doesn’t start out as part of his plan. He entrenches himself deep in the human world. Aligning himself with his enemies, he prepares to send them to Triton to face their punishment. Then Sara Taylor rolls onto the scene. Xanthus knows at once she’s a criminal. And her crime? Being born. She’s a human/Dagonian half-breed, an abomination. Killing her should be an easy job. All he has to do is break into her apartment, slit her throat, and feed her body to the sharks. Simple, right? Wrong. If only she weren’t so beautiful, so innocent, so sweet… Saving the world may have to wait. It appears he has a woman to save. But protecting her may cost him his own life.
I really enjoyed this book by Holly Kelly. I feel that in some points it was predictable ie loving someone you aren’t supposed to and figuring out her true parentage. However, this did not detract from Ms. Kelly’s wonderful story telling or even the story itself. The villain was a scary dude! I can only hope that I can create one of that caliber. I truly enjoyed it and look forward to the next book. I highly recommend it to all YA Paranormal Romance lovers looking for something besides Vampires and Shifters and anyone enjoying a clean and fun read.
I’m a mom who writes books in her spare time: translation–I hide in the bathroom with my laptop and lock the door while the kids destroy the house and smear peanut butter on the walls. I was born in Utah but lived in Kansas until I was 13, in Texas until I was 18, and attended college in Hawaii—studying marine biology. I’m now back in Utah–“happy valley”. I’m married to a wonderful husband, James, and we are currently raising 6 rambunctious children. My interests are reading, writing (of course), martial arts, visual arts, creating Halloween props, and spending time with family.
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