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Remember Me. Star ratings in yellow are from our Staff Reviewers. Star ratings in green are reader reviews. Anyone can post a reader review, so post yours today! We have all sorts of YABC buttons for your website. Grab one here and link to YABC! FAQs Advertise Become a member. How to resolve AdBlock issue? Write Review Add to favorites. Author s. Tracy Deebs. Walker Books for Young Readers. Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad.
But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.
Editor reviews 1 reviews. May 19, Overall rating. Tempest's mother left when she was only 10 years old. Now as her 17th birthday approaches, something big is going to change - Tempest must make the ultimate choice, as she is half mermaid, to stay with the land or turn to the water.
I absolutely loved this book! Tempest Rising was such a refreshing read, it was different from anything else I have read lately.
Mermaids are one of my favorite mythical creatures, so I cannot tell you how excited I was for this book. I had high expectations for it, and it surpassed my every expection.
Absolutely brilliant. I loved that Deebs really look liberties with her story - a lot of the mermaid aspects of the book were so different from everything else I have read about mermaids. I loved it! It was one aspect that kept me reading so fast - it was just so different. The plot also took so many twists and turns, I couldn't guess where most things were going.
Yes, the obvious sort of land marks I could guess, but after that I really wasn't sure where Tracy Deebs would take the story.
It was also very well written. The story was just beautifully woven. The characters in Tempest Rising were awesome. I loved Mark and Kai both. They were both different from each other, yet alike. Tempest was a really great character as well, I loved her witt and snark. Her insecurities that came out were almost a bit much at times, and did marr my image of her. The ending was perfect. As the last 50 pages came up, I sat there thinking to myself, "How on earth will she tie this up well?
There was none of that - Deebs ties up everything that needs to be perfectly, while leaving enough open to sort of imagine what happens next. With the way she ended the story, I will be very interested if there will be a sequel or if it will merely stand alone - either would work marvelously. I absolutely loved Tempest Rising. I couldn't put it down, and when I had to, I was constantly trying to sneak in a few more pages.
With a kick-ass plot and an awesome cast of characters, Tempest Rising is a book you will not want to miss. I definitely see this one falling among my top books of the year. It was simply amazing. Erica Top 50 Reviewer reviews. Report this review Comments 0 Was this review helpful to you? User reviews 4 reviews Overall rating. Already have an account? Log in now or Create an account. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs. June 09, ISBN: Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad.
And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her—and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance. I was really excited about reading Tempest Rising due to the beautiful, underwater covers but instead of the fun, light-hearted, under-the-sea tale I was expecting to read, I ended up with, to be quite honest a gloomy, land-based story with the occasional underwater trip!
I also found the mermaid parts of the book to be quite dull, compared to some of the other mermaid books I have read before. Some of the events previous to the book overshadowed what was actually happening at the present time in the story, which meant at times I longed to read more about the events in question, rather than the main story itself in Tempest Rising. Available at Amazon.
Rachel Richardson Top Reviewer 33 reviews. April 08, 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. Brittany Top Reviewer 71 reviews. Tempest Rising. February 28, November 06, What can I say? This book is amazing! I loved almost every part of it! Except for the parts that almost made me cry! I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed this book enough to read it in under one day!
With school, that's a tough feat! With every good book I've read lately they have had an amazingly strong female lead. The trend keeps going with Tempest. With her mom abandoning her and her family when she was 10, she had to step up and take care of her two little brothers, so she doesn't let anyone baby her. She can take care of herself, easily.
Tempest has a passion for surfing that might have to do with her being half of a mermaid! I'm loving all the mermaid books lately!! Then there's Kona and Mark. Two of Tempest's interesting guy friends. Mark is the jealous boyfriend type. He always treats his girl right, but is a little possessive, and even more so when Kona comes to town.
Kona on the other hand is the strong mysterious new guy who can ride the waves like a god and immediately grabs every ones attention. Especially Tempest. Between the two super sexy male leads, a strong independent female lead, tear-jerking emotions, and mermaids what isn't there to like?!
Tempest Rising is the book to read if your looking for a new book! Samantha Top Reviewer 12 reviews. Powered by JReviews. Read on for more about Katharine and her book, plus an giveaway. Meet Katharine Orton! Read more. Read on for more about Won-pyung Sohn and her book, plus an giveaway. Meet Megan Walker! Latest Book Listings Added.
Tempest Rising was oddly thrilling for a book about mermaids. I must confess that this is the first time i have read about a mermaid since the little mermaid picture book I had as a kid. Which is why it gets four out of five emerald tails. I enjoyed it for the most part. I did have a bit of trouble with the pacing of the book at times. Towards the Tempest Rising.