Thursday, March 13, 2014

eARC BOOK REVIEW...Beached (Aegira Chronicles #2) by Ros Baxter

Title:  Beached (Aegira Chronicles #2)  
Author:  Ros Baxter
Publication Date: April 1st 2014 by Escape Publishing
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:   How far will a gentle sea princess go to save the home she loves? 

When the clerk at a burger joint is assaulted for trying to sell a fish burger to a hot blonde, it’s just the beginning of a clash between Land and Sea. The world is going mad, and Princess Lecanora is on a special mission to stop it. There are just a few complications…

First, life on the land is a bit harder to adjust to than expected, what with the wearing of clothing and the consuming of delicious (but pointless) calories. Second, the most evil magician the world has ever seen wants her as his bride — consensually or otherwise. Finally, a completely inappropriate gun-toting mercenary who goes against every one of her pacifist principles keeps rocking her world.

As the forces of darkness gather, Lecanora must come to terms with the lengths she will go to in order to save the sea home she has always known, and the land she has come to love.

Book 2 of the Aegira Chronicles (Book 1 is Fish Out of Water)



Beached is the story is the second installment for Ros Baxter’s Aegira Chronicles and follows the journey of Princess Lecanora to save her kingdom of Aegira.

Aegira, for those of you who have read book one (Fish Out of Water), is based on a Norse myth and sets this story up in an mythical and whimsical type of aura that can’t help but automatically pique your interest!

But when you mix that with a little love, mystery, suspense, some magic, and a handsome mercenary from the Land…how will this all turn out? And when this ensues the clashing of two worlds, how far will Lecanora go to prevent all chaos from taking place?

So, my thoughts: I really liked this book, I did. But it did have a few snags as well.

While I do love me a mermaid read, there was something missing in it. For me, I just felt disconnected from the plot and the writing. It just didn’t pull me in as much as book one did with the character being a strong, snarky, and opinionated female. Maybe that’s just a preference of mine: strong protagonist leads instead of whiny, oblivious, and completely naïve characters.

I’m not saying that the temperament of Lecanora annoyed me. She didn’t. She was just too innocent for my taste is all. But, I guess that’s the diversity that Ms. Baxter brings as Rania and Lecanora are polar opposites and bring something new to each plot development. How refreshing of her!

So over all, a nice splash of salt water for me filled with intrigue, conspiracy, and a young girl gathering her strength and digging deep within herself to prove to herself and others that she has what it takes to save her beloved sea home.

*An ARC was provided to me by the author via their publisher for an honest review. Thank you hun!*

My Rating:
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8

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