Ocean Heart review on Goodreads
This book was a 3.5-3.75 star read for me. I don’t see a lot of mermaid books out there and I really appreciated the feeling of reading something new. This book did feel a bit on the younger side of YA for me and I personally haven’t read a YA book with such a young protagonist in a really long time. I definitely feel like 13-16 year old me would have really liked this book and I would highly recommend this book to teenage readers. One thing I liked about this book is there was a good level of character growth. At the beginning the main character Mariah was very dramatic and reactive and almost possessive of her best friend Jace and his attention. But as the story progressed you see her find her own way and discover more of who she is and what matters to her. I also really loved Ana and Murray! The side characters were really fun in this book :). I thought the storyline was creative, and the writing style was enjoyable. I did struggle at times to understand the lore and I felt like some things were brushed over and not explained well. But that could also be because the author is planning to reveal more in upcoming books :). If you like mermaids, cute boys, and magic give this one a try :).