Fathomless by Jackson Pearce was officially released yesterday. This is Pearce's third fairy tale inspired novel, this time referencing The Little Mermaid. Her previous books, Sisters Red and Sweetly, drew from Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel respectively.
Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.I have to admit I am sad the publisher chose a different artist for the cover. I adored the covers to Pearce's previous two books pictured below. That takes nothing away from Pearce's book, of course, but I had been daydreaming about a mermaid cover before the one pictured above was released.
Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.
When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.
And while we are here, there are some hardcovers of Sisters Red currently bargain priced for $6.80 if you want to try her out or give a gift of her first book and that stunning cover. The ebook and paperback are priced at $8.99 regularly.