Sunday, August 19, 2012

ARC SPOT: Finding Your past in FATHOMLESS


Jackson Pearce
Little, Brown and Company
Releases: 9.4.12
ISBN: 9780316207782

Blurb From The Publisher:

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.

Our Thoughts On Fathomless:

                Jackson Pearce delivers a haunting fresh tale of mermaids and a weaving story of loss and deception from the depth of our souls. With a new image of mermaids to carry readers into world of waves and lost memories, Fathomless will take you into a dark secret riddled with lies and trickery that forces the characters to remember so many things they have lost and hidden from themselves.

                Celia, Lo and Nadia narrate different pieces of a larger puzzle on how they came to be the way they are in this world, and as harsh and terrible a reality that they all face, together they will uncover something haunting. Alternating points of voice, Fathomless ties in the story of a girl who carries a terrible past that has turned her into something not human living under the waves. As Lo, the mermaid comes to the surface and saves the life of a musician she meets Celia, and together they unravel her past bringing up her human self, Nadia that has been pushed down in the depths of Lo’s slightly human body. As both Lo and Nadia fight against each other’s will, and Celia opens up her gift to help Nadia remember who she was before she turned to the sea; a dark story will grip readers, and keep them wanting more.

                Jackson Peace writes a breathtaking and heartbreaking story of loss and finding the demons in your past that create your present reality. With a trio of characters that drive a hard story, Fathomless  unravels into a devastating kinship that will send the characters on a search  for things they lost even as their present drives them just as quickly to forget. With a hard bargain, Celia touches on the hard topics in life that drive someone to lose their humanity as the horrors of reality consume them.

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