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!*
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8
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