Book Review: Evergreen

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Evergreen by Brenda Pandos (Mer Tales #2) – eBook, 282 pages – Published August 30th 2014 by Obsidian Mountain Publishing

Following EverblueEvergreen is the second novel in Brenda Pandos’ Mer Tales series. There are currently two more books in this series, Everlost and Evermore.

Fin – a merman – and Ash – a girl – are promised, and struggling to be apart from each other. Ash is at home in Tahoe, whilst Fin is with his parents in the safe house in Florida.

At the safe house, Fin meets the lost princess, Galadriel. She ran away from home, and has a number of boys attached to her. But who is her real mate? Where is he?

Desperate to get back to Ash, Fin decides to head back to Tahoe while his parents are away. Galadriel insists on tagging along, as her mate is apparently in that area as well. But when they arrive, they are met with more trouble than they expected…

And to top it all off, it turns out that maybe Prince Azor isn’t of royal blood at all. In fact, Ash isn’t even human…

Again, this is a very cheesy, romantic tale. Again, having the male as a mer is a nice touch, and the whole switch-up with the royal merlings was quite a shock. However, Pandos has a tendency to include a lot of questions in the form of the characters’ thoughts, rather than leave little details and possibilities up to the readers’ imagination. For example, having already hinted at the fact that Galadriel is promised, I really don’t think there’s any need for Fin to think to himself: Is she promised? Who to? This series isn’t really my cup of tea, but I still wouldn’t say it’s bad at all. There are a few grammatical mistakes, pieces of missing punctuation and the such, giving the book a sort of unprofessional, amateur feel. But the plots are pretty good, even if there wasn’t as much action in this sequel as I’d have liked. I think this book also deserves 3 stars out of 5, like Everblue.

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