Arise by Amber Garr
Series: The Syrenka Series #3
Published July 4th 2012 by CreateSpace
Source: Review copy from author in exchange for honest review
Rating: 4/5 Stars
With power comes the responsibility to accept its consequences.
After the betrayal of those closest to her, Eviana Dumahl struggles to cope with her new reality. Kidnapped, broken, and confused, she is forced to engage in a war that will alter merfolk politics forever. With her estranged father leading the charge, Eviana has no choice but to stand by his side. Her continued existence hinges on the acceptance of the power growing inside her, even when that means embracing the family’s dark lineage.
Kain Matthew will sacrifice the world for Eviana. And he is not alone. As time runs out, her friends fight to save her life and theirs. An unlikely alliance gives them the edge they need to take a stand, although it keeps Eviana’s heart trapped in the past. A new discovery explains some of her previous mistakes, but it may not be enough to stop her father’s plans. Merfolk, selkies, and water sprites work together to save their kind, only in this final battle, not everyone will survive.
In the striking series conclusion, Eviana will learn the true meaning of power, sacrifice, and love.
If you have been following my Teaser Tuesday, one of it was from Arise (see the post here). That is the first few lines for book 3 of The Syrenka Series. Yes, Eviana was captured in Book 2 and it left me worrying for her and wondering how she would be getting out of that complicated situation. Of course her friends would be trying to save her but will they be successful?
The Syrenka Series is a captivating series filled with mermaids, selkies and water sprites. You'll keep wanting to read more once you start with the series. Arise does not disappoint and delivers a satisfying conclusion to the whole series. The manipulation of emotions in Arise was great and I really fell for it the same way that Eviana did, so it really came as a surprise when it was revealed. Graham was still amusing to read with all his endearments for Eviana. It's also good to see that Brendon's back, though for some unfortunate reasons (Eviana being kidnapped). I can't say much without divulging the plot but if you have read the book (or my review), you would have seen three names: Brendon (her childhood sweetheart), Kain (her appointed fiancee) and Graham (the powerful Council member). Who will Eviana end up with? Read Arise to find out.
- "All right. But I was simply going to say that I missed so much of your life and I want to know more about you."
"So you kidnap me? Did you ever consider a phone call or an email?"
- "You should sit down," Daniel said.
"You're not. You were skewered. By a sword." He stepped in front of me. "Stop trying to pretend it doesn't hurt."
He huffed. "I don't get that macho thing you all do. Why can't you just admit when you need help?"
"I'm fine," I said a little louder.
"Whatever. Be in pain."
- Lucian interrupted and slammed his hand against the table. "Eviana, please put the chair down and have a seat so I can explain."
"Or you can sit right here," Graham said while patting his lap.