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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay by A. Algeri

The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay (The Mermaid, #1)The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay 
by A. Algeri

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Journey back to a historical time, Pirate lore, regency romance, rules of court and proper society. Brinn Fairchild hates it all, she doesn't want to be presented at court, attend balls, and act like she doesn't have a brain. Of course her mother doesn't agree, but then again her mother has been hiding some secrets of her own. The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay is the story of the summer that the Fairchild family comes back to their small oceanside village of Nyar Kaad. For her mother and sister, this is just a sort visit, but for Brinn, this is her last chance to find a way to stay. To convince her mother that she doesn't belong in Adaria. Maybe the legend of the pirate captain John Tharaid, who is credited with founding the area, and said to have buried a huge treasure in the bay, is just what she needs. Author A. Algeri blends historical and fantasy together into a story full of secrets, mystery and discovery.

The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay is a complex story of a historical time period, yet set in a total fantasy setting, with secrets and mystery, proper society and rebellion. It is so well written and engaging, you just keep reading until you finish. Author A. Algeri does a wonderful job balancing the different dynamics of the various genres. Also another layer in this story is the interaction between Brinn and her mother, Brinn wants to embrace life and intelligence, living for herself and her mother is all about reputation and society, following the proper lines and living above reproach, distancing herself from history. Its an amazingly complex story in so many different ways.

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