Friday, 9 November 2018

Review of Salf For Air by M C Frank

Seventeen-year-old Ellie dreams of mermen. She writes fanfiction about them and spends time in underwater kingdoms in her imagination, trying to escape the sad reality: she is an orphan. And not only that, but she’s bullied every day at school -she’s a nerd, she hates sports, she loves books and she used to be overweight. What’s not to bully?

One day, the bullies go too far. They try to drown her, but at the last minute an otherworldly creature shows up in the water. He keeps her breathing and tells her to live: "How will you be able to save anyone if you can't even save yourself?"

She thinks it was a dream, but the emerald-eyed merman boy who rescued her appears in her school the next day. Is he really the exiled prince of an ancient kingdom that's on the brink of utter destruction? And is he asking her to save him? Or is something far more sinister and deadly lurking in the water that surrounds her little Greek town?

When myth and reality collide, can love save their lives?

My Review: 5 stars
I picked this up because I have slowly fallen in love with the worlds MC Frank creates. And once again, I was along for the ride. The story is heartbreaking, but also empowering. It dives into a world that so many forget about, bringing Greek Mythology to life in the most poignant and beautiful way. Ellie is very much alone in the world and a writer who lives in her own worlds. I related to her so much, even as an adult, and I loved the way Frank weaved stories and myths together. It was amazing from start to finish and I cannot recommend it enough! You need to read Salt For Air!

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