by Amy Bearce

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ISBN-13: 9781948661171
Publisher: Amy Bearce
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Series: World of Aluvia , #2
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Amy writes fantasy and light science fiction for young readers and the young at heart. She is the author of the World of Aluvia series and SHORTCUTS (CBAY Books, 2019), for grades 4 and up. She is also a former reading teacher and school librarian.

As an Army kid, she moved eight times before she was eighteen, so she feels especially fortunate to be married to her high school sweetheart. Together they are raising two daughters in San Antonio.

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Mer-Charmer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
snowbunny1977 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the series and Phoebe's story. I loved this even better than book 1. Its been 4 years and the horrors of her time with Bentwood still haunt her and give her nightmares. The only thing that helps is her time at the sea with her merfolk friends Tristan and Mina. Her sister Sierra is always leaving to take care of her fairies and of course there are those who try and continue to make Flight when they arent supposed to. Phoebe understands this but she's still hurt that her sister is gone a lot and ignores her a little. She wants to be equals with Sierra but having no magic on her own its impossible. So, there is a little jealousy and resentment there. There is something that is preying on the merfolk and she wants to help them because they are her friends but that might get her killed. Especially going against the wishes of her sister to stay safe. Especially now that she just MIGHT have some powers of her own. Will it be enough to save them all that is if she can get control of them? I enjoyed the story very much. That ending was sooo sweet! Loved it!
cutelittleearsAB More than 1 year ago
Phoebe has always felt a connection to the ocean after her rescue four years ago. Young Tristan was instrumental in her rescue. Now they are friends along with his sister, Mina. Unfortunately, darkness is emerging from the depths. She'll need to find her inner power to help.
jcresce1 More than 1 year ago
This book takes place 4 years after the first one and Phoebe is still scarred from being held prisoner in the first book. On top of dealing with that she also feels useless and inferior to her older sister. However, that is all about to change!!! Phoebe has a connection to the merfolk!!!!
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
I actually enjoyed this one better then the first one. It a great young adult adventure fantasy with a little romance as well. I enjoyed learning about the mermaids and seeing more of this new fantasy world of magic.
Joana_Varela More than 1 year ago
I've received an eARC in exchange for an honest review. The first book of this series wasn’t extraordinary, but it left me wanting to know what would happen in the second book. And I’m glad I did read it, because this book was better than the first one. In the first book, we were told the story of Sierra, and in this one we have the story of her younger sister, Phoebe. This young lady was very badly treated in the first book, and it made the reader feel protective towards her, because she was a very sweet and loving child, that didn’t hurt a fly. Now, a bit older, with the help of her sister and the young merfolk Tristan and Mina (Tristan’s sister), Phoebe learns how to deal with what happened to her and becomes quite attached to the merman and the mermaid. Tristan had saved her in the last book, and in this one a romance begins between these two characters. Sierra always had her magic (her connection with the fairies), which was developed in the first book and Phoebe always felt a bit left out, from her family and friends, because she didn’t have any magic –or so everyone thought. If you read the first book, you know that Sierra’s boyfriend, the faun Micah, can smell certain fragrances that distinguish people with magical abilities. In this book, we learn that when he met Phoebe, Micah smelled the sea in her, but it was so subtle he thought it was related with the “borrowed” magic her merfolk friends would give her to allow her to breathe underwater. Something happens and we realize that Phoebe really does have magic connected to the sea and the ocean. The whole book revolves around the Merfolk’s problem – their powers are diminishing and there’s a possibility that an ancient monster may be coming back to life, after the release of energy/magic/power that Sierra and the fairies caused in the first book. Now, this sounds a bit confusing, right? If there was a release of magical energy, then why can’t the merfolk use it? Well, they lost their ability to channel, absorb and enjoy their magic, after being enslaved by humans for many decades. Phoebe, with her newly discovered magic and some other adventures, decides to help Tristan and his people, to correct the wrongs mankind had done to them and, above all, to thank Tristan and Mina for saving her from a disgusting man. But the merfolk, with good reason, don’t trust her and they’re afraid that she’ll try to enslave them again, and Phoebe almost loses her life trying to prove them wrong. It’s at this point in the book that all the major adventures happen, so I won’t develop it much more. It’s an adventure full of magic, ancient temples and dark abysses. The story and the resolution that the author presents the reader with may not be the one we ideally wanted, but it’s a very clever way of solving everything, with an ending that will please most readers. Although in the first book I wasn’t quite pleased with the writing that seemed a bit youngish, in this one that didn’t bother me and I was always anxious about reading the next chapter. It was a story full of adventure and with a very sweet and innocent romance. I’m glad I read it.