Book Review Of “The Oyster Thief” By Sonia Faruqi @Sonia_Faruqi @Pegasus_Books

“It took her a journey across the ocean to learn what she knew of love and fear and hate, but the essence of it came to her in an instant, as she succumbed to the churning black depths of the deep sea.”

Coralline is a shy mermaid in the Atlantic Ocean whose idyllic life is ruined by an oil spill that gravely sickens her little brother. Desperate to save him, she embarks on a quest to find a legendary elixir.

She encounters a human man, Izar, who’s left his life on land behind to find a cure for his dying father. He doesn’t tell her that his family runs Ocean Dominion, an enemy corporation whose ships plunder her waters daily.

Fate pushes the two of them together, even though their worlds are at odds. Accompanied by a colorful troupe of animals, Coralline and Izar travel through coral reefs and seabed cities, trailed by murderous adversaries and warring ships. Their secrets threaten to tear them apart, while a growing attraction adds to the danger. Ultimately, each of them faces an impossible choice. Should Coralline remain with the world she knows, including her fiancé, or should she relinquish everything for a stranger who might betray her? And Izar holds a secret of his own—one that might cause him to lose Coralline forever. (From Goodreads)

Thank you Pegasus Books for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

This book is full of the most beautiful descriptions, from the underwater world, to what’s outside of the water. The character development was so well done, the world building was creative, and enjoyable. The love triangle had me torn, as I loved Coraline and Izar, and Caroline and Ecklon. I am here for their romances!

I have only read a handful l of mythology books, specifically those of the mermaid nature, and I will say that this is hands down, one of my top 3. There was just something so timeless and sweet about this book, and it is definitely one that I will remember. Besides the cover is absolutely stunning.  If you are a fan of mythology, if you dream of being a Mermaid, that this book is written for you.

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