Blog Tour: Waterfell by Amalie Howard

Title: Waterfell (The Aquarathi #1)
Author: Amalie Howard
Published Date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page: 360
Source: e-book (from NetGalley)

Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age. 

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa’s mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?

I haven’t read something like
this before so it’s unique for me. I thought it was a typical young adult book,
I never thought it was something like this (that’s what happen when you don’t
read Goodreads). Well, I’m not disappointed in fact I’m glad I did try
something new, I just thought I’ll get upset because I was kind of lost in the
story. I know something’s not normal but then I didn’t expect it to be that
thing (I’m shocked like how Jenna reacted). The sequence of the story is not
bad though I was able to catch up on what was happening I felt the excitement
somewhere in the middle of the book or before that. The title of the book is
catchy, so is the cover, I like how it’s made, that encourages me to make
something similar using Photoshop.

The story is something that I
didn’t think I’ll be able to read. It was really my first time reading this
kind of book. It didn’t occur to me that this is something underwater and land
adventure. I liked the construction of the story, the secrets and all those
things. I like how the characters are described it is something that is really
out of this world.
As for the characters, I totally
adore Nerissa and Jenna’s friendship. They’re two different person yet they
trusts each other so much like they’re known each other for so long. I like
Nerissa, she’s cool and kind despite of her wrongs she tried her best to change
everything. Jenna, I like her loyalty, I like how she trusted and save her
friend. She’s so clever and a good adviser. Speio, he’s a very protective,
brother like man who takes good care of Nerissa. He’s was just kinda stupid,
doing something that he’ll regret. And lastly Lo, very mysterious man who fall
in love with Nerissa. He’s the typical cool guy but very secretive and he likes
teasing Nerissa for some reason. He’s a good surfer (that makes him cool) and
he’s a gentleman.
All in all, I like the book. It’s
not complicated and not too simple either. It’s fun to read.
Before I end this I want to thank
the tour organizer jks communications, for allowing me to join the tour as in
last minute registration and still I got accepted. Thank you so much for that.
Thank you Samantha! And of course NetGalley for the copy of Waterfell.
My Rating
AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency. 

Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club Read. She is also the author of The AQUARATHI series from Harlequin TEEN (WATERFELL Nov 2013 and OCEANBORN Aug 2014), THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry Jan 2014, and ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press Mar 2014.

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