Blog Tour: Review: Vicious Deep

Apr •  18 •  2012

Title: The Vicious Deep
Series: The Vicious Deep # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal

Author: Zoraida Cordova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Release Date: May 1, 2012
Book: Netgalley

“When an unnatural riptide sweeps lifeguard Tristan Hart out to sea for three days and then dumps him back on the shore of Coney Island, it’s the start of the Sea Court claiming its own. Suddenly, Tristan’s girlfriend dramas and swimming championship seem like distant worries as he discovers the truth: he’s a Merman. Now Tristan must fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity (if he still wants it), while competing in a race for a throne as ancient as the gods.

Seductive, duplicitous, and with an agenda of their own, these are not the mermaids you know.”

Totally expecting a mermaid story I realized that this story is being told from a male’s point of view. Which I find, absolutely refreshing! As soon as  I started reading, I was able to fall in to the characters shoe and find that he is quite funny!

What I loved most about this story are the great characters. I adored Tristan.  I felt his character is written perfectly. From his feeling to his thoughts, Tristan made me laugh, smile, and fall in love with him. He is just another teenager with strange times ahead of him.

I really adored how the plot took off the way that it did. I was not expecting a merman story let alone a journey. Once Tristan finds out who he is, he is set on a journey to save his people. And that really got me interested. I loved watching Tristan grow with new knowledge and become strong in who he is.

The love interest didn’t take off the way I expected it to, but it is there. I think once Tristan gets on his feet he will see her. I am hoping that in the next book there will be a bit more development in this area.

The Vicious Deep is an daring innovative story that hooks the reader. Packing unexpected twists and turns, it satisfies the reader. The Vicious Deep gives the end result of a story that you want to read over and over again!

*cursing/sexual innuendos*

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Alison Can Read
    Apr 18, 2012

    It’s always refreshing to read a male’s POV. Plus, I love the twist on the typical mermaid story.

  2. Wendy Darling
    Apr 18, 2012

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, Savvy! I just got my copy yesterday, am hoping to get a chance to read it soon. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  3. roro
    Apr 18, 2012

    i love male ‘s POV and the cover does not hurt ^_^
    cool that it has twists
    tnx 4 the review

    • Savannah Valdez
      Apr 19, 2012

      You’ll love being in his shoes! I know I did.

  4. Snickers? Mermaids/men? Oh yea… I so want this one. I will have to check out sourcebooks for my copy! Thanks!

  5. Addie R.
    Apr 19, 2012

    I am totally looking forward to this! Mermen? Yes please.

  6. Shellie
    Apr 22, 2012

    OoOo male’s POV I just added it to my list. The first mermaid/merman book I ever read was Of Poseidon and I LOVED it! Thanks for the lovely review