Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature and live among her mother’s clan within the ocean’s depths. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie who first opened her up to her mermaid side. But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. And in her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide for the first time, both to protect her and to force her to choose.
My Thoughts: I liked Tempest Unleashed so much more than I did Tempest Rising! And I loved Tempest Rising, so you do the math!
We are back with Tempest and she’s still a mermaid. She’s lived underwater now for 8 months and misses her family and friends dearly. But she knows she must stay and protect her clan. She must fight the battle and defeat the sea witch Tiamet, no matter the costs. She must also work along side the Merqueen Hailana who she doesn’t really like very much. Hailana will do anything to yield the power even if it hurts people. She just wants the job done.
She gets a new trainer who has a lot of history with Tempests Selkie boyfriend Kona. The trainer is easy on the eyes, but she doesn’t know if she should trust him or not. Kona is set to rule one day. He will be the Selkie’s King. Tempest doesn’t know what will happen with her and Kona, as Selkies never marry mermaids usually. Mermaids are their “fun and games” but no more.
Tempest has started to accept she must live underwater but when her brother Moku is injured, she swims back without even thinking about. She must help him, must be with him, must make sure he’s ok. She also gets to see her exboyfriend Mark, which puts a real damper on her and Kona’s relationship. She’s confused as ever, and doesn’t know who she loves more.
The war starts, people die, people fight, and Tiamet and Tempest go head to head, finally. With each ounce of power Tempest possesses, more tattoos show up!
I really loved Tempest Unleashed. I felt like I was in her world, enjoying the sea creatures with her, and exploring the ocean. I love the way Deebs writes. Everything is so realistic and I can see things perfectly in my head.
And I’m glad Mark still has a chance in this. I really do like Kona, but I also like Mark, so it's hard for me to choose.
Tempest Unleashed was so fast paced that I zoomed right through it. It’s 400 pages and I still read it in one day!
Want to know what happens with Tempest and how the battle goes down? Read this now to find out!!!
Overall: Loved it more than the first. I haven’t read too many mermaid books but the series I have found I have really enjoyed. I hope there is another book in this series! I want to know what happens in Tempests life next!
Cover: Like it! I think its actually better than the first cover! Love how we can see her tattoos and part of her tail!
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