I received this book for free from Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea by Kerrelyn Sparks
Also in this series: How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days, So I Married a Sorcerer, Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon, How to Love Your Elf
Series: The Embraced #5
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on August 25, 2020
Genres: Epic Fantasy Romance
Source: Kensington Books
Four sisters have become queens, rulers of all that Aerthlan's two moons embrace. The last sister will forge her own path . . .
Signs and Seals
Raised on the magic-seeped Isle of Moon, Maeve is used to unusual powers--and the way they fuel the politics of her world. But when she discovers an ability to shape-shift at will, she knows who she wants to share it with first. Brody, the enigmatic, infuriating shifter-spy has always made time for Maeve. But it's been almost two months since she's seen him. And though no one else believes Brody is in danger, Maeve is more than ready to rescue him herself.
The rumors Brody's investigating are terrifying: a secret army of magic-users, in the service of the cruel Circle of Five. But when he uncovers the identity of one of the Five, the mission becomes personal. Cursed as a boy by the Sea Witch, Brody can spend only two hours a day in his human form, a restriction that limits his future and muzzles his heart. Plus Maeve teases him for being such a pretty doggy instead of appreciating his manly charms. To win his freedom, he must take on a terrible disguise. And when Maeve finds out, she'll unleash a tempest like no other . . .
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The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea is the finale of the Embraced series. I have loved and adored every book in this series and really come to appreciate this author and I can’t wait to see what she has up next. She has done great in writing this epic fantasy series. And its been one wild fun sexy ride. I was really excited to see how Kerrelyn Sparks would handle the final book in the “Embraced” series and I am downright fully satisfied in every way after reading this book and I just couldn’t put this one down.
Our story begins with our last embraced “Maeve” who is the youngest and treated like the “baby” of the group. Maeve hasn’t seen Brody in months and no one else but her seems to be worried about him. But when he misses their monthly swim which he has never missed she knows that something must be wrong. And so Maeve goes in search for Brody and her search leads her down a path to the Sea Witch and the truths of who her parents really are and her destiny. Brody is searching for the Embraced Army and the Sea Witch to find her and break this curse. But when he visits the “Seer” a man who is more like a father to him, he gets the truth about who Maeve really is and her parentage. And his path and Maeve’s leads them down to the Isle of Secrets and the sea witch herself. But can Maeve and Brody and the group effort of their friends be enough to defeat her?
The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea is such a epic filled story and I loved every single part of it. It has so many fun elements that I just love seeing in a romance. And Kerrelyn Sparks has done wonders with this book. I was really worried before reading this one because I was curious how she would do with Brody and Maeve’s book but I can say this …..its one of the best books in the WHOLE series and really one of the best of all of her books. I think this comes in second to “I Married A Sorcerer” (which those who know my feedback on this series knows that book is my favorite) but really this is a real close tie to that installment.
No matter what happens, I will always love you. If you remain cursed, I will love you. If you’re a dog, an eagle or a seal, I will love you. I will always fight for you and never give up
I truly loved seeing Brody and Maeve come together ….finally. Their story has been building up over the past four books. I love seeing all the secrets revealed about these two. Who are both secret royalty and we see more behind the scenes on their parents which was truly enlightening. I did get a kick out of seeing the way Maeve just stands up to Brody and I love seeing her do that. She knows what she needs to do and even though Brody wants to protect her ….there are secrets he can’t protect her from even if it might hurt her. But Maeve has such courage and passion and love seeing her search for the truth and for justice. And she is perfect for her future role because she will become the most powerful of them all. I love how fiercely she is willing to fight for those that she loves and most especially Brody.
From beginning to end the story is engaging and pulls you in very quickly. I love how the plot thickens with each chapter and I was really captivated in seeing how this author penned this story and the way that she takes us on this fun adventure. I especially loved in the way that Brody and Maeve somehow are so intune with each other despite how their paths in the beginning seem to be so different but their goals end up being the same in the end.
In spite of his fear, he loved her with a passion that never failed to take his breath away
This book, however, has one of the best ENDING I have ever read in romance. My goodness, this ending had me in BUCKETS of tears, and it wasn’t tears of sadness….it was of joy. Just seeing what Maeve is capable of and how she is able to heal those around her just sealed the deal for me. It just wrapped me up in the majestic world our author has created for us and I never wanted to let go of this bright and beautiful gem that captivated my soul from beginning to end. A SOUL MATE OF A READ TO INDUGLE IN!