Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.
Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants.
The first spirit to arrive is that of Ulrich Wolfhardt, a man that was once obsessed with wolves and a young maiden he would follow through the woods. After a bite from a wolf, Wolfhardt’s obsession with the girl became an unnatural hunger and the young maiden’s grandmother cursed him with a fate worse than death. And now he’s back…with a vengeance and a bite that can infect others as well.
Madly must learn the identity of Wolfhardt’s descendant and stop him before he kills again and spreads his curse across the earth. But the only person strong enough to help Madly is Jackson, the Sentinel who vowed to protect her and the one person capable of breaking her heart. Can Madly resist forbidden love long enough to save the world from Wolfhardt? Or will she have to sacrifice her heart and her destiny to save the ones she loves?
First off how beautiful is that cover? WOW! Again, no blurb reading for me before starting this book and man was I surprised!! I am not normally a mermaid kinda gal, well I am now! I love how Leighton created this world she has going on. This amazing town where the Mer can come to live for awhile among humans.
The storyline is very engaging and moves along at a perfect pace. There is no getting lost... there is mystery, action, angst, and romance all rolled into one.
The characters all rock! No really there is not one character here that is underdeveloped. They all are very unique and exceptionally written. Madly and Jersey are amazing girls. They compliment each other well. Aidan is a great addition to the girls, they have all grown up together and that comes across well. Jackson... well I could write a whole blog post just about him. I've been captivated by his presence! He is strong, caring, and lethal *sigh*
My Jackson ... yeah...
GET This amazing book now! Even if you haven't / don't read Mermaid stories .... You will really enjoy this one!