Tempest Rising

Tempest Rising

by Tracy Deebs

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ISBN-13: 9780802727961
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Series: Tempest Series , #1
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 5.28(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

TRACY DEEBS collects books, English degrees, and lipsticks. She has been known to forget where-and sometimes who-she is when immersed in a great novel. She is a writing and literature professor at Austin Community College.

www.tracydeebs.com

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Tempest Rising 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 99 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tempest Rising was a wonderful book that I devoured in less than a day... that's how good it was. The characters were original, the reading was fun and the plot was exciting. My only thing with this novel, well my only two things, was that I wished there had been a bit more to the novel. However I can reconcile myself to this... it was a really good book. The one thing that I cannot reconcile myself to is what happens with her mother (I won't spoil it) but it absolutely broke my heart and made me want to scream at the book. Other than that, it was great! Anyone reading... do not hesitate to buy. =)
katieb206 More than 1 year ago
I am not usually a fan of mermaid stories but every now and then I find one that I truly enjoy. Tempest Rising is one of those few. Tracy Deebs' young adult debut creates a wonderful underwater world that I hope to read more of in the future. Tempest Maguire has no desire to be a mermaid. Sure, she loves the water but that doesn't mean she wants to leave her friends, family, and boyfriend to live in it. Too bad she doesn't seem to have much of a choice. As her seventeenth birthday nears, strange things start to happen to Tempest. She knows what's wrong with her but she doesn't know how to stop it. Kai does though but he may not want to help her stop it and the more time Tempest spends around him, the more she realizes maybe life under the sea wouldn't be so bad if she had someone to share it with. Mermaids are not my favorite creatures. A lot of the time they are very hard to relate to and they are kind of mean. Tempest was not that way at all. She was just like every other teenage girl just with more problems than mere puberty. It was hard not to like her and be drawn into her story. Kai was also a wonderful character. He was not a merman but I won't tell you what he was. Let's just say that I never guessed. I loved him completely though. He was so sweet and sexy! I could understand why Tempest was torn between him and Mark though. Mark was a great guy, I just liked Kai more. The underwater world was amazing. Trccy Deebs made it so vivid. I felt like I was there with Tempest. All the animals and creatures were wonderfully detailed. I would have liked to have seen more of the merpeople though and learned more about them. That was probably my only complaint with the whole book. Overall, Tempest Rising is a wonderful new paranormal story without all the vampires and zombies. It's a sweet story and I hope you will take the time to check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MOST AMAZING BOOK I READ IN YEARS! SLOW START BUT WHEN THE MIDDLE CAME I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! SERIOUSLY AMAZING! IN MY OPINION ITS THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ AND EVEN ASK MY TEACHER THIS BUT I READ ALOT AND I THINK ITS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TREAT YOUR SELF AND READ IT!!!!!!! I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMEND IT, HUGE FAN!!!! WRITE ANOTHER TEMPTIST RISING AUTHOR ITS MY FAVORITE BOOK AND I CHARISH IT ALOT AND READ IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I loved mermaid books. This book is a great read. Very adventurous. As soon as I started it, I knew I was a goner. Everything in this book, the elements, story pacing, as well as the characters were perfect! The characters in this book is what got me hooked. We the reader are introduced to Tempest, a girl filled with hurt, anger, and no understanding as to what is happening to her. Her growth in this book is amazing. I love it when characters learn things and grow from it. Granted she had every right to be angry and turn away. Instead she took a chance on something she didn't know and learn something knew. The pacing of this story had me entertain all the way till the very last page. Nothing is left to the imagination. Ms. Deeb's did a great job on describing the ocean, sea life as well as the history back round to the story. I really enjoy it when authors can give the reader a full understanding without the confusion. She also did a fantastic job on letting the reader feel the emotions of the book. Anger, hurt, love, forgiveness, all great things to make the reader feel like their in the story their selves. The love interest is very good. I adore romance and it was right on! I loved seeing Tempest come of her shell and give a chance. She is so insecure about herself, with the way things happened in her life that she is always weary about things. I love the Tempest is able to love once she lets it all go. At the end she has a better understanding that make her heart glow. Tempest Rising is a great, magical read that you will want to dive into over and over again. There is nothing like the feel of the water, letting yourself swim freely in a great pool of writing. But I have to warn you, once you get in, you won't want to come out!
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
t is no secret I have a love for all books mermaid related. Therefore, when Tempest Rising landed in my hands, I was nothing short of excited, and luckily, it managed to be everything I was expecting and even more, as this mermaid book is nothing short of marvelous! For Tempest Maguire, she has always been a bit out of the ordinary, as not only did her mermaid mother walk out of her lives into the arms of the sea several years ago, but also Tempest herself is half mermaid. If this was not enough, with the arrival of Tempest's seventeenth birthday comes the biggest decision Tempest will ever have to make- to stay on land with her family or friends or become one with the sea. To Tempest, this answer seems like a no brainer- stay with her family. However, in the next few weeks, arrives a dark, menacing force, a boy who makes her heart race in ways it has not before, and dire consequences. Will Tempest make it out alive? What will her final choice be- mermaid, human, or somewhere in between? Only time and more pages can tell in this seductive tale of mermaids, romance, and a girl like no other! With Tempest Rising, came many wonderful aspects I could not help but love. However, my absolute favorite would have to be the main characters- Tempest and Kai. Lively, unique, and mystifying, the two of them quickly won my favor over from the start. Tempest, for example, was someone I adored from the start. Her character contained the perfect mixture of strong, weak, and loyalty that kept me rooting her from the first page to the very last. I thought her confusion over being a mermaid and the consequences that came with it where done wonderfully, as it was easy to feel her feelings across the pages. Better yet, I loved her relationship with Kai. Kai was a bread all is own. Smart, savvy, and sweet, he was adorable from start to finish. I loved his deduction to Tempest as well as how together they became quite the pair. With any good book comes a great plot, as well, and with Tempest Rising, this was exactly the case. Filled with action, drama, and secrets, this book had no problem holding my attention throughout. In all seriousness, I loved every single moment of it.the characters, the swoon-worthy setting, and the twists and turns were nothing short of amazing. Lastly, when tied together with Tracy's fabulous storytelling, this book is nearly unstoppable. Romantic and mesmerizing, Tempest Rising is a promising debut. If this is any sign of what has to come with the mermaid trend, be sure to count me in, as I do not want to miss a minute of it. Grade: A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I first delved into this book, I truly thought this was going to be just another hokey teen romance/drama. The beginning is a little slow, which I largely attribute to too much emphasis on Tempest's "mommy angst" before her character is really developed. Beyond the slow start, however, is a delightful book. You really feel frustrated alongside Tempest when nobody will tell her anything, and get wrapped up in the unfolding love story. The author creates a believable fantasy world that leaves room for the mind to explore.
cherierj on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. What a fresh take on mermaids. I really found myself caring about Tempest and sympathize with her struggles. Kona was an amazing hero and just perfect for Tempest. All in all it was a more than satisfying read that left me wanting more. Would love to learn more about this new world the author has opened up for our enjoyment.
SmashAttack on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Tempest Rising is my first experience with mermaid fiction. I love the ocean. I wanted to be a marine biologist my entire childhood / adolescence. I¿m not much of a beach goer anymore because skin cancer runs in my family, which means I¿m pale as a ghost. However, I love to walk on the beach, watch the water ebb and flow, listen to the waves. It¿s very peaceful and serene. Yet the ocean is also a very deadly, menacing environment, as the author so well portrays in Tempest Rising. I loved the author¿s description of life under the sea. It was magnificent, and made me yearn for it.Tempest was on OK protagonist. She was a fairly typical adolescent, who was self-absorbed and all ¿woe is me.¿ I¿ll give her that though, as her seventeenth birthday was quickly approaching, and along with it, the inevitable decision: to be or not to be (a mermaid)? Tempest has put a lot of time and effort into hating that side of her heritage due to her mother¿s abandonment of the family for the ocean life.What did bother bother me was Tempest¿s attitude toward her boyfriend. She was quite rough with her sweet, invested yet jealous guy, Mark and had a hard time remembering his name when Kai made an appearance. This was a bit annoying and put a bad taste in my mouth. Yes, she¿s a teenager and teens are egocentric. However, she constantly told herself she was being an asshat but continued to do it. I can only take so much teen drama sometimes.As far as Kai goes, he was the most likeable character, for me. I found him mysterious, mature and masculine. While I was not sold on the connection between Tempest and Kai, I ended up enjoying them together. I definitely feel that Kai brings out maturity and sensitivity in Tempest, and he urges her to do what is right, even if it is a hard choice.The author threw some other ocean mythology into the story, and I absolutely loved it. This made the story more interesting, for me. All in all, the second half of the book was more interesting and exciting, as I enjoyed the underwater scenes the most.
pollywannabook on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyNine months out of the year, I ravenously devour books full of vampires, werewolves, and fae. Without fail, the moment the weather begins to warm up, I start looking for a very specific type of supernatural story. One starring creatures that embody summer, sand, and surf: mermaids. Last year it was FORGIVE MY FINS by Tera Lynn Childs, and this year it¿s TEMPEST RISING by Tracy Deebs.Tempest Maguire was a refreshing YA protagonist from page one. She displayed a maturity that her contemporaries often seem to miss. She has grown up knowing that on her seventeenth birthday she¿ll have to choose between the life she¿s always known on land and embracing a life under the sea as a mermaid. Her mother wasn¿t able to stay away from the sea and ended up returning and abandoning her husband and three kids. Tempest¿s anguishes over the decision, but not for typical teenage reasons. She has no desire to follow in her mothers footsteps and abandon her father and two younger brothers, but she¿s afraid that she won¿t have a say in the matter since she already can feel her body changing. She doesn¿t ask herself questions like `What will I miss out on if¿?¿ instead she worries about how her family would cope without her. In fact on the one occasion she started to drift towards a `poor me¿ thought, she immediately squelched it and never looked back. I was sold from that moment on.Unlike other recent mermaid books, TEMPEST RISING goes that extra mile and delivers an actual villain. So often mermaid books, especially in YA, deal only with the conflict of choosing between land and sea. Tempest has to fight a seriously nasty sea witch and a mythological monster in an eons long underwater war. Blood is shed on both sides. Not for the faint of heart. Add to that a family mystery and a love triangle that completely caught me by surprise¿in a good way, and the result is exactly what I was hoping for: a book that let¿s me experience for a few hundred pages the magic of being a mermaid.If you enjoyed books like AQUAMARINE by Alice Hoffman, FORGIVE MY FINS by Tera Lynn Childs, or if you love Splash or The Little Mermaid movie, you will have a blast reading TEMPEST RISING. It¿s the perfect book to sink into over the summer. Romance and adventure abound in this mermaid tale that¿s a fin above the rest. A selfless protagonist who actually thinks before she acts. So refreshing. And while the ending of TEMPEST RISING does have a completely satisfying conclusion, according to her website (Tracy Deebs is the YA pen name of romance author Tracey Wolff), this is the first book in a planned trilogy. I¿m already looking forward to taking another dip with these characters.Sexual Content:Kissing
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I don¿t think I can remember the last time I read a book where the main focus was mermaids, well actually I don¿t know if I ever have read a book focusing on mermaids. This book, however, sounded really interesting to me, so when I had the opportunity to be part of the blog tour I was very excited. The only thing I knew about this book was the summary from the back cover, so I opened the book with an open mind and hoped to be wowed.After finishing this book (in one day I might add) I can definitely say I was wowed! I loved this world that Tracy has created and was completely lost in it. Since I have not read anything on mermaids before all the mythology was completely new to me and it was very refreshing. The paranormal world seems overrun with creatures that go bump in the night and it was fantastic to get a paranormal book with creatures that roam under the sea instead of lurking in the shadows.I will say that it was a little bit of a rough start since Tempest was wallowing in self pity for a couple of chapters. You really can¿t blame the girl though, her whole life is changing and she feels she is being forced into a world she doesn¿t want to be a part of. What 17 year old do you know that would take that without a little whining? However, once she does start to make some choices and ceratin events kick things into high gear the book is impossible to put down.My favorite part of this book was when Tempest gets a look at what is below the ocean¿s surface. She has been surfing her whole life, but she has always been focused on staying above the waves rather than below them. Once she does get a chance to see what has been under the waves the whole time, it is enchanting. Tracy paints a beautiful scene of underwater life and the creatures that call it home. The kaleidescope of colors and array of creatures leave both Tempest and the reader memorized. I do not want to go into too much detail and ruin the effect, but it is worth the wait to see how Tempest sees life under the sea. It made me wish I could swim down there with her and have a look around, or maybe with Kai, hmm¿.Speaking of boys, I also enjoyed watching Tempest navigate her way through the two guys in her life. You know how sometimes you have the love triangle and one guy is a total jerk so you always know the girl will end up with the nice one? That is not the case with Tempest. Her boyfriend, Mark, was actually a good guy. I thought him and Tempest worked well together, but when Kai showed up, he blew Mark out of the water. Mysterious always seems to trump nice doesn¿t it? Well, that is just what Kai is and his mystery intrigues Tempest. Both of the guys are reasonable options for Tempest, she just has to choose which life she wants to live. The life on land she is comfortable with: surfing, her father, her brothers and friends or a life under the ocean full of of wonder, new adventures and an unknown destiny? It is not an easy decision for her, but it kept me completely engrossed in her world while she tried to make it.I am going to have to stop, because I really could just keep going with this book. It is one I was thinking about before I went to sleep and still had churning through my brain when I woke up the next day. I am completely fascinated by world that Tracy has created for us to explore. Overall, Tempest Rising is an alluring world that captivated me and has kept me wanting more. I hope there is more to come from Tempest in the future and I cannot wait to see what Tracy has in store for us next.
alaiel.kreuz on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Tempest surely makes honor to her name. A vivid girl full of energy, full of love for the sea and for surfing. A passion she shares with her boyfriend Mark and her friends every day at 5am, going out with them, surfboard in hand, ready to conquer the waves.Ready to show her father, her brothers and herself that she could live between the land and the sea. That she wasn't like her mother. That in her seventeenth birthday she was going to stay human, to stay with her family. That no matter what she would never become mermaid.But like her mother tried to tell her in the letter she left for her, that decision would be really difficult to make.And when nightmares start to circle her making Tempest remember a luring force that tried to take her deep into the sea when she was a child she begins to wonder if her decision could affect other people. Maybe her destiny wasn't her own after all.But she wasn't ready to leave Mark behind, her hopes or her dreams of a human live. At least not until a new guy arrived to the beach. His name was Kona and she was sure that just like her he was special... merman special maybe? She didn't know but there was something that drag her close to him.It was that something that drove her inside the sea, looking for him after he disappeared with a deathly injure. And it was then that her destiny began to unravel.Personal opinion:Before beginning with the book I have to say I completely love this cover and it was one of the main reasons I bought the book. Yes, pretty covers lure me like candies lure kids. Besides, it looks so pretty in my bookshelf!And now, going back to the plot: I loved it. A lot. Despite the fact that Tempest tries to run away from her destiny a lot I understand that for her the situation wasn't easy. Her mother's departure leaving her dad, her brothers and herself alone was too much to forgive so quickly. And in fact, Tempest was happy with her human life... the thought of leaving everything behind was overwhelming.Her fears were always understandable, her doubts between Kona and Mark also very nice developed. I mean, who wouldn't be in love with both boys? First we have Mark, her boyfriend and friend with whom she shared this love for the ocean and surfing. He is protective, sexy, supportive and he really loves her, even if she has been very cryptic about her situation with the whole mermaid thing.And then we have Kona, gorgeous, handsome and amazing Kona who, just like her, hides something beneath that cool surface. With him Tempest feels a connection right away and even if she can't explain it she knows it means something. And the way his eyes looks always at her, with so much intensity and so much longing that it's a miracle she doesn't melt every time they are together.The battle scenes were also well developed but I was expecting more... danger, you know? Yes, some parts were really sad and heartbreaking, that I can assure you, but a little bit more of tension could be very useful.And the fact that there's a second book coming out in June, although a little far away, makes me supper happy because I could use some more Kona, some more intrigue and a few more answers about Tempest's destiny.Overall a great mermaid book with a great plot, lovely characters and an ending that will make you want more.
GreatImaginations on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I'm actually really excited to write this review. I have a lot to say. I gave it three stars, so yeah, I didn't love it, but there WERE a lot of cool things about it, and ultimately my dislike for the book came down to a personal preference. It wasn't anything the author did wrong, and I totally get why so many people enjoyed this book. I just can't do mermaids. My imagination and my brain will not go there. It's too far-fetched for me, which really sucks. Honestly. Tempest was a great character and I kind of loved her. There were times when she irritated the ish out of me and was a little too helpless for my taste, but eventually all that changed and she had to make some pretty tough decisions and grew up along the way. I loved that she was a surfer, and I loved the atmosphere and imagery in this book. It was totally different from the things I usually read, and I really enjoyed that part of it. I thought I was really, really going to love this book, because I totally did in the beginning. But there was a particular spot when it lost me. It was the whole Selkie mythology. I just think it would have been better if Kona had been a merman. I had to google Selkie information, and even after I did that, I still couldn't buy it. Kind of crazy huh? After that it kind of lost the magic for me. And then Tempest went into the underwater world after Kona got injured and it got even worse. There was supposedly this different part of the ocean, a different world, that had a sky and mansions, and I just couldn't do it. And like I said, I totally get that it may have worked for some people and it's a personal preference of mine. It was a good story, and it was well-written, but I just found it unbelievable. And based on that, I probably won't read the next book. I just can't imagine my opinion changing. I should probably just stay away from mermaid books. And I will definitely keep that in mind in the future. Tracy Deebs has a way with words, and I would totally read something else that she wrote. Just not about mermaids. I can't.
AvlyTopaz20 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book flowed seemlessly, land to water. Idk how she did it, but Deebs made the change perfectly, were all others have failed. You want a freaking awsome mermaid book, here you go. It just doesn't get any better. Hopefully theres a sequel.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I loved mermaid books. This book is a great read. Very adventurous. As soon as I started it, I knew I was a goner. Everything in this book, the elements, story pacing, as well as the characters were perfect!The characters in this book is what got me hooked. We the reader are introduced to Tempest, a girl filled with hurt, anger, and no understanding as to what is happening to her. Her growth in this book is amazing. I love it when characters learn things and grow from it. Granted she had every right to be angry and turn away. Instead she took a chance on something she didn't know and learn something knew.The pacing of this story had me entertain all the way till the very last page. Nothing is left to the imagination. Ms. Deeb's did a great job on describing the ocean, sea life as well as the history back round to the story. I really enjoy it when authors can give the reader a full understanding without the confusion. She also did a fantastic job on letting the reader feel the emotions of the book. Anger, hurt, love, forgiveness, all great things to make the reader feel like their in the story their selves.The love interest is very good. I adore romance and it was right on! I loved seeing Tempest come of her shell and give a chance. She is so insecure about herself, with the way things happened in her life that she is always weary about things. I love the Tempest is able to love once she lets it all go. At the end she has a better understanding that make her heart glow.Tempest Rising is a great, magical read that you will want to dive into over and over again. There is nothing like the feel of the water, letting yourself swim freely in a great pool of writing. But I have to warn you, once you get in, you won't want to come out!
VykiC37 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Find this review and more at On The ShelfAnother wonderful mermaid book, but much different than Childs¿ Fins books. Where the Fins books are bright and cheerful, Tempest Rising is a darker mermaid tale. The beautiful covers of the books are like a window into the moods of the books. Tempest Maguire has known for a long time that a choice would be coming, the choice between the world on land, and the world in the sea. Everything feels so natural in the water of course, since she is a teenage mermaid who hasn¿t transitioned yet, but she is determined never to choose the mermaid side of herself since she blames her mother¿s leaving on the believe she chose the merworld over her own family. At first, Tempest¿s life seems to be like any other teenage girl; she goes to school, has a boyfriend, hangs with her friends and does surfing (which she¿s naturally good at as expected), but she knows her life is far from normal or perfect. Aside from the choice she has to make, an evil sea witch has been after her since before her mother left. Her life as she knows it starts to crumble away in the weeks before her 17th birthday. During a raging storm, Tempest spots someone riding a massive wave in the storm, and instantly, she knows he is different. He keeps showing up, and she starts to question what it is that she feels for him and her boyfriend, Mark. Eventually, in a crisis, she is forced to go into the sea. Hard choices and heavy burdens are placed on Tempest throughout this darkly beautiful novel that pulls at your heartstrings. Wonderfully written with strong characters and an intense story line, brilliant and heartbreaking. Recommended for those who know everybody¿s lives are not perfect and some are a lot harder than others who enjoy dark teen fantasy.Dark, hard choices, not your average everything-will-be-ok teen read, lovely.
ethel55 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I wound up really enjoying this story of surfing, mermaids and discension in the seas. I wasn't sure what to expect of this teen, but as Tempest reaches her 17th birthday, some undeniable changes begin to happen to her body and the call of the ocean is strong.
sedelia on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This had the potential to be a great book. Prophecies, magic powers, mermaids, selkies, a missing mom -- it has all the elements for a story that could be really cool. I think the mythology was well done, and I enjoyed reading about the ocean world versus the world we all live in, but for much of this novel, I was simply annoyed and frustrated.What really put me off from Tempest Rising was Tempest. I couldn't stand her. At first, I was excited, because within the first few chapters of the novel, she proclaims herself to be a girl of action -- one who doesn't stand around and cry about her problems. And then she wallows in self-pity for the rest of the novel. There was never a time that she was actually happy, and I think this novel really needed that to balance all the depressing parts. Also, she's one of the most selfish heroines I've ever read about. She claims to care about her family, but doesn't show it. And I don't understand why things have to be so extreme. She has to choose between the ocean and land? Can't she divide her time between them? That's what I would do, anyway, and it was never explained why things had to be so black and white.I'm also not a fan of both love triangles (especially in young adult) and instant-love. This had both. And the love triangle was lame because she obviously liked Kai more, which just irritated me because Tempest and Kai had a case of instant-love.Another thing that would have made the story better is if the magic had been explained. For one thing, why does mermaid-land run on a different time? It's in the ocean, so it's still part of our world, right? I didn't understand that at all and thought it was just another attempt to make the book have more conflict. All it did was confuse me, though. Also, I wanted to know where Tempest's powers came from. It's kind of explained, but not fully enough.One of the major complaints I've seen others write about is the ending. I actually wasn't so upset about that. There is a sequel coming out, so the loose ends that weren't tied up will probably be addressed in the next novel (or novels, as the case may be). However, I think that there was enough resolution to make it a satisfying ending for a first book.Like I said before, I think the mythology is cool, and I like how selkies were brought into the picture. I've always loved stories about them, so I was happy to see them mixed in with the mermaids. The prophecy portion is also pretty interesting, and I liked Tiamat as an evil character. If this had been told in third person, and I didn't have to read all about Tempest's drama inside her head, I may have liked it a lot more. However, I just can't stand mopey heroines.
TheRandomGirl on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The ocean calls to her, but life on land is great. Both are her homes. Yeah, that's what Tempest Maguire gets for being half-mermaid, which she openly blames her mother for. Too bad her mom has returned to the ocean years ago. She's never wanted to be a mermaid, but her seventeenth birthday approaches. Now Tempest has to make a choice¿the sea or land?Tempest¿I totally love that name, by the way¿has always loved the water, and her love for surfing doesn't come as a complete shock thanks to that mermaid half and the fact that her father is also a pro at surfing. But her mermaid changes are taking shape, and their happening fast. Then she meets, Kona, the sexy, totally hot, muscled, mysterious boy who Tempest feels a strange connection to.Tempest and Kona's chemistry is just so entertaining but very passionate. Within deep gasps for breath due to laughing so hard, I'd be blushing when they shared those heartfelt moments. Tempest's character is so real. She cares for her family deeply, blames her mother for everything, and is caught in a love triangle¿she's just so realistic to me, it's like I know her. Plus I just love her remarks and comments.Just past the first few pages of the book, I was blown away by the writing. It was just amazing, captivating, and seamless. Plus, real amusing. I just love how realistic Tempest situations seems¿when it really isn't (erm, do mermaids really exist?).Tracy Deebs brings in a tale complete with realistic and lovable characters, steamy romance, and twists that I didn't expect. The world she created has me wondering, what else lurks within the depths of the ocean? Beats me. Tempest Rising was just fantastic--or well, Fintastic!
EKAnderson on LibraryThing 5 months ago
There¿s no time like summer for a book set on the beach. And with Tracy Deebs` TEMPEST RISING, new out this month, you¿ve got some serious beach action to look forward to.TEMPEST RISING follows Tempest Maguire, daughter of a modern surfing legend, and, well, a mermaid. And while the public knows who her dad is ¿ he¿s kind of a big deal not only in their California beach town but all over the competitive surfing world ¿ nobody but her family knows the truth about her mom. And Tempest herself doesn¿t even know much. Her mom left ten years ago, forsaking family for the ocean life she craved, leaving behind only a letter. Now, as her seventeenth birthday approaches, Tempest knows she could never be like her mother. The letter said she had a choice ¿ she could be a mermaid, living her life in an ocean world she¿s never known, or she could stay human, finish high school, hang out with her friends and her boyfriend, Mark, and take care of her Dad and her two younger brothers before heading off to college. The choice seems so easy, and then along comes Kai. Kai seems to have answers, though he¿s not all that forthcoming. And there¿s something else about him ¿ something sexy. Something that draws Tempest to him. And it is Kai that leads her into the ocean world, who shows her that her mother¿s choice ¿ and her own ¿ have never been so black and white.Wrought with romantic tension and action-packed, TEMPEST RISING makes a great summer read for those looking for a different take on the mermaid myth. Tracy Deebs has written a convincing, well-planned world, and I¿m looking forward to what she comes up with next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it so far
Merfairy613 More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this book, but it was not my favorite. I did order the sequel though. 
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.5 Stars This sounds exactly like the movie The Thirteenth Year. A fantastic movie but if said movie was a book this would be so close to copyright it's not even funny.
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