An Elemental Tail
I liked An Elemental Tail by Shona Husk quite a bit.
The characters of Isla and Nik were both likable and sympathetic. Ms. Husk's writing kept me engaged and the plot was handled well. I loved the way she approached the merman's dilemma of being stuck on land, it was unique. I enjoyed seeing what each character thought as well. I'll definitely reread this story over more than once.
There were only a few things that bothered me, I wasn't sure exactly where the story took place. I would have liked more detail on the setting. I would have liked the story to be a lot longer too, it ended too soon for me. I wanted to spend more time with Isla and Nik.
I'll give this one a 5 for enjoyable reading.
Book Blurb for An Elemental Tail
Fantasy Faery Rosette (Merman)
Page Count: 78
Four hundred years ago, Nik was tricked by his lover and left stranded as a powerless, but immortal, human. Now he craves only one thing: to reclaim the book that was once his tail and become a water Elemental again. Unfortunately, he can only locate the book when someone touches the pages. This time he won’t be left high and dry.
Isla is left a beautiful leather-bound book in her great-aunt’s will, perfect for using during her life drawing classes. However, she can’t bring herself to mark the translucent pages until a compelling crimson-haired stranger strips for art.
Nik is torn. Years of enforced humanity have given him a conscience. Despite his best efforts at remaining a heartless water Elemental, he is failing. He is falling for Isla, who has no idea she holds the power of the oceans, and his heart, in her hands.
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