Evergreen

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A kingdom on the brink of war.
A king on the fringes of insanity.
A family running for their lives.

Ash and Fin's only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready to convert to the other's life: become a human or a mer. Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone's ...

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Overview

A kingdom on the brink of war.
A king on the fringes of insanity.
A family running for their lives.

Ash and Fin's only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds work to pull them apart. Neither is ready to convert to the other's life: become a human or a mer. Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone's lives together. If the truth is discovered, Ash and Fin will no longer have the luxury of waiting. They'll be forced to choose. But will it be for loyalty or love? Or will someone else make the choice for them if they can't decide?

Enter the watery world of treachery, greed, and the binding mer kiss as the story continues with Evergreen, book two of Mer Tales.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984983520
  • Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 286
  • Age range: 13 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two boys. She attempts to balance her busy life filled with writing, being a mother and wife, helping at her church and spending time with friends and family.

Working formerly as an I.T. Administrator, she never believed her imagination would be put to good use. After her son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum her life completely changed. Writing fantasy became something she could do at home while tending to the new needs of her children, household, and herself.

You can find out more about her writing challenges and discoveries on her blog at brendapandos.blogspot.com.
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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    Mermaids, action, and love oh my!!!

    Quotes:
    “Lucy’s pathetic rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s What Doesn’t Kill You filtered through the walls, killing me softly.”

    “With her eyes, I saw pain mirrored from my own soul. Did she long for someone too? Or was she trying desperately to fit into a world that would never accept her, at least not as she was - a mermaid.”

    “Cold wind dusted over the frigid water and sent a familiar chill over my skin… She tempted me with her calming and elusive waves, promising if I were to dive in everything would be okay.”

    “You’re a catfish with your nine lives.”

    “My reflection in the mirror stopped me. With my stringy hair sticking out from my head in a spastic wild fire and Georgia’s stretched-out black dress poorly covering my body, I resembled a piece of lit dynamite.”

    My Thoughts:
    I discovered Brenda Pandos’s first book, Everblue, by seeing the cover online. If you haven’t read it yet, I HIGHLY recommend it! The book is even better than the cover, and introduces the reader to the Mer world, and a family of mermaids living right next to the main (human) character Ashlyn, or Ash. Evergreen continues that story, and Brenda does not skimp on the action!

    Evergreen picks up right where the first book leaves off, with Fin having to leave Ash in a hurry to avoid serious trouble with other mers from the underwater homeland of Natatoria. This is heartbreaking for Ash and Fin, and the end of Everblue and the much of Evergreen is an emotionally-tense time for them. We don’t hear much from Tatchi, Fin’s sister and Ash’s best friend in this book, as she is still in Natatoria.

    While Everblue slowly picks up speed and builds toward a dizzying climax, Evergreen is filled from start to finish with action and drama and a healthy dose of dramatic irony. It reminds me of Shakespeare, both comedies and tragedies, in that there is SO much miscommunication and assumption between the characters that gets everyone into trouble. Almost the entire book, I was yelling in my head things like: “No!” “Talk to each other!” “Tell them the truth!” “What are you doing?!” I think this story underscores the most important part of any happy, successful, and lasting relationship - communication! Honest and open communication could have prevented many of the problems in the book, but then we wouldn’t have as much of a story, and definitely not one so suspenseful!

    Now, lest you think this story is all action and tension and suspense, Brenda also throws in some great elements to lighten the mood. She has cute words that are sea- and water-related, like the quote above about catfish having nine lives. She also includes wonderful descriptions of both physical and emotional aspects of the story, and of the characters themselves (see the quote about Ash above, where she describes herself as looking like a “piece of lit dynamite”). Finally, she has moments of humor that add surprising depth to the story and makes it more realistic. These moments sneak up on you when you’re unsuspecting, making them all the more potent, like the quote above about Lucy’s singing.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend this book, and the entire series (Everblue for now, and the last book Everlost when Brenda finishes it) to anyone looking for a fun, beachy read about a secret world of mermaids and the girl who falls in love with one. I know I’ll be in line, anxiously waiting to return to Natatoria and see how Ash and Fin’s story ends.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    with the ending of everblue all i wanted was for fin and ash to

    with the ending of everblue all i wanted was for fin and ash to get to be together. but evergreen sure did have plenty of shockers. i can't yet fully believe all that happened in this book as it completely exceeded my expectations. the only down side is that now i want to read everlost and it doesn't come out till next year

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Surprisingly good

    I like fantasy but wasnt sure about mermaids. Iloved it. Very well written too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Everblue was okay, but this one tops it

    I read the first one and found it a bit slow for me, but after reading this one......I love it.... Were Everblue was slow and all hearts and rainbows, Evergreen brought on the drama and took it up a notch. I cannot wait until book number three comes out!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Awesomnesssss

    I, ah, loved this book. Loved it. The characters, the plot, the romance, loved it. The characters were real and beilevible, the hot rom@nce between two of the many charcters were oolalaaa. There were many twist though, which i also loved, and most of all when you think you know whats going to happen, something completley diffrent happenes. Dont listen to the bad reviews there totally opnionated, not even true. I would recommend this trilogy to anyone looking for something new, and good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

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    I loved Evergreen even more than the first book in the series, E

    I loved Evergreen even more than the first book in the series, Everblue!  




    The story line was more intense in this book, with a bit more action and conflict.  There were some unexpected surprises along the way, taking the story in directions that I hadn't anticipated.  We learn a lot more about the mer culture that the author has created and I love the uniqueness of that.




    One of the things I loved most about these characters is that they act, for the most part, true to age.  There new characters in Evergreen, too, and they fell on both sides of the good vs. bad scale.  The bad guys are just as interesting as the good and elicit just as much passion from the reader, even if it is frustration and annoyance!




    Things to love about Evergreen...




       --The more intense plot.  This book had more bit to it, more conflict, more action.
       --The emotions.  There was a lot more depth to the characters and their feelings and that really brings a reader in.




    My recommendation:  This series is proving to be an engrossing and fun read.  If you like mermaid fiction, give this series a try!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    I love this book

    This book is so loveable i nean read it i feel in lovd with it soooooooooooooo much that i read it about 16 times and i never grow tired of it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Hello

    182 pages......fyi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Can i join

    Im Mapleheart a speckled tawny shecat. I need a clan.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 6, 2012

    Join SpiderClan

    At 'spider' first res. All positons open. -Spiderstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    GrassClan is at

    'Fire breaks' this is just the history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Loved it !!

    Loved the twist!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    This was an incredible story. I can't believe all the twists and

    This was an incredible story. I can't believe all the twists and turns! Pandos did a incredible job!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Love this series

    I love these books. Can't wait for the 3rd one to come out. Fin is my favorite character. He is amazing. He and Ash are great together. Can't wait to see what happens next with them.

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