Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Swimming with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson

Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, #1) Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fred is not your ordinary mermaid. She's not blonde. She's not buxom. And she's definitely not perky. In fact, Fred can be downright cranky. And it doesn't help matters that her hair is blue.
While volunteering at the New England Aquarium, Fred learns that there are weird levels of toxins in the local seawater. A gorgeous marine biologist wants her help investigating. So does her merperson ruler, the High Prince of the Black Sea. You'd think it would be easy for a mermaid to get to the bottom of things. Think again.

My thoughts:
I just realized I've never did a review on this series, and I read it this past summer..Better late than never I suppose!

Sleeping with the Fishes by MJD is the first book in the Fred the Mermaid series. MJD is mostly known for her Undead series which is a big hit and hilarious. And like everything she writes, it was fast paced and had snappy dialogue. I really like Davidson's humor. She can have serious action one minute and humor the next. Even when their filled with monsters, you laugh out loud.

I really enjoyed this book/series. It was a different pace from her other series. The main character was still a hoot and the book had a good amount of action. But this book was all about mermaids, which I thought was cool. I was hesitant to read this because I thought it would be more of a YA type read. (Not that I don't love YA, because I do.) It just didn't appeal to me at first. But that was before I started to read it. Sure, it's no Betsy, since that series is super great. But it's a good series for a light read.

The heroine, Twenty nine year old marine biologist Dr. Fredrika Bimm ( but funny enough she goes by Fred) isn't your typical Disney type mermaid. Far from it. She's a unique character.. with green hair and who's half mermaid and half human. During the story she gets the attention of two males. One human and the other a sea-prince. But Fred isn't the type to love that much attention, and doesn't want to be bothered by either. The triangle they make is truly funny! But romance isn't the main part of this book, the pollution in the waters is a big deal for Fred and being a Marie Biologist she is helping in anyway she can to find out what's the cause. That's where both Dr. Thomas Pearson and sea-price Arthur come in. Arthur and all the sea-folk are being affected by the pollution and Thomas also wants to help Fred to find out who's behind it. Fred's supporting cast is strong and funny. I really liked Jonas's character. (Her best friend). He kept the humor going when other's seemed to be sometimes lacking.

But honestly this was a good book. At page one of this book I was hooked. I bought and read all three books in one weekend on my summer vacation. SLEEPING WITH FISHES is an amusing fantasy that makes you think twice about who's swimming in your waters. If your interested in a charm filled light read, this book is the one to read!

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