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The Vicious Deep Series, Book 1
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He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with...
He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with...
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  • He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.
    His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotions like never before? How can he explain he's the heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he's suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods?
    Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea...and now it wants him back.

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  • Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of The Vicious Deep trilogy and the Brooklyn Brujas series. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is a New Yorker at heart and is currently working on her next novel. Send her a tweet @Zlikeinzorro.

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  • School Library Journal

    June 1, 2012

    Gr 9 Up-Tristan Hart loves the ocean. He's on the swim team, works as a lifeguard, and hangs out at the beaches near Coney Island. He is a charming guy and a bit of a player, but now he's mainly interested in Layla, a swim-team buddy who's matured to fill her swimsuit most attractively. When a rogue wave knocks him unconscious, he dreams of a vicious shark/mermaid. Over the next chapters, his skin begins to itch, he wonders about his mother's complete lack of contact with her relatives, and, by chapter 10, he is aghast to learn that he is growing a tail. Tristan is not just any merman. He is Lord Tristan, grandson of the Sea King. Two protectors appear, taking human shape and showing him how to control the shift from legs to tail. They have Tristan's same charm with the opposite sex, and their awkward presence at school provides some light moments. Together (with Layla as a stowaway) they sail to meet his grandfather on a hidden island. Tristan and Layla learn the history of merfolk and meet fairies, vampires, and other nonhumans. To determine who will be the new king, five champions must battle to find three pieces of a broken trident. There are amusing sidekicks and horrifying creatures (merrows) and run-ins with the mysterious shark/mermaid as the teams hunt for oracles to offer assistance. Occasional cursing and lustful thoughts suggest an older teen audience. This book screeches to a halt when Tristan finds a piece of the trident. For fantasy readers who don't mind waiting for the remainder of the story, this book offers an inventive beginning.-Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, TX

    Copyright 2012 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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