Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Review: Fathomless

Title - Fathomless
Author - Jackson Pearce
Series - Fairytale Retellings #3
Genre - Fantasy YA Mermaids
Publication - September 4th 2012
Format - Kindle Ebook


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.

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.


The story follows the lives of two very unique girls one the youngest in a set of triplets and one struggling for her humanity after being changed into a water girl. Celia as well as her two sisters each has their own special ability to read people. Nadia/Lo is torn between being the water girl and losing all her human memories, it’s not till she meets Celia does she remember her name. When Celia watches a handsome boy fall into the ocean she springs into action to save him running down to the water but is shocked at what she finds. Lo is out in the water with several other girls when the see the boy fall in the water.

The ocean girls believe if you can get a boy to fall in love with you and you drown him you’ll get your soul back if not you will eventually turn into an angel. When Lo watches Molly trying to force the boy to love her she can’t help but save the boy. She struggles to free him from Molly and get him to shore before it’s too late. When she gets closer to the shore she is joined by Celia and together they get the boy to the sand together they save his life thus changing their lives forever.

Fathomless is a retelling of the little mermaid with its own unique twist. The concept that the author uses for Fathomless is exciting filled with suspense and just a touch of romance.  I think the concept is great it’s my first retelling story and I really enjoyed it. The story flows along smoothly from start to finish creating a story that is easy to get lost in, I know I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to know how it would end. My only complaint was the characters I had a hard time connecting with either girl I’m still not sure what it was I just kind of feel indifferent to them. However even though I didn't like the girls it doesn't change the fact that fathomless has an entertaining story. 
4 out of 5 stars


  1. Do you need to read the other books to understand this one?

  2. I love retellings but have not tried this series, it sounds well done though, delightful review!