May 1, 2013

Blog Tour: The Savage Blue by Zoraida Córdova + Giveaway

The Savage Blue by Zoraida Córdova
(The Vicious Deep, #2)
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire; 416 pages
A storm is coming...

The ocean is a vicious place. Deeper and darker than Tristan could have imagined. Beneath its calm blue surface, an ancient battle is churning —and no one is safe.

In the quest for the Sea Throne, Tristan has already watched one good friend die. Now he must lead the rest on a dangerous voyage in search of the trident that will make him king. But while Tristan chases his destiny, the dark forces racing against him are getting stronger, and the sea witch of his nightmares is getting closer.

Battling sea dragons and savage creatures of the deep, Tristan needs his friends' support. But they each have their secrets, and a betrayal will force Tristan to choose between his crown and his best friend Layla — the only girl he's ever loved.

I said it in my review of The Vicious Deep and I will say it again, this is probably one of the best books I've read that's written by a female author but told from a male's POV. He sounds like any teenage boy I work with and it's just amazing how real he sounds. It's hard to come across books told from a boy's POV but written by a woman and it seem so real. So hats off to you, Zoraida!

That being said, I loved The Savage Blue. The friendships that were formed in The Vicious Deep formed to become so tight throughout most of this book. The end is where friendships fell apart and I'm still torn on how I feel about some of those falling outs. But I'm jumping ahead of myself. Tristan has grown so much in such a short period of time. He's the King's chosen champion, as being the only male heir remaining as the King's grandson and is already ahead of the other champions with one third of the trident already.

He's forced to make so many decisions, some of them are good while many of them are not. He learns to trust people but we all know how trusting people always comes back to bite you in the behind later on. The amount of things this young, sixteen year old boy goes through in the second installment is mind blowing. The entire book is non-stop action and drama.

The relationship between Layla and Tristan is growing and becoming more official. He is absolutely adorable when it comes to her and it makes me have absolute respect for him. He truly loves her and it's just precious to see. While his relationship blossoms with Layla it also blossoms with some Princesses. Now, don't go thinking there's a love triangle because there's not but he has to work the Princesses in order to get information about other Champions. Call it pimping himself out, if you will but it doesn't sound as bad as you think . . . trust me.

While, myself, not being the biggest mermaid fan; I have to say this series is definitely changing my mind about that.

I still can't wrap my mind around the amount on backstabbing and betrayal that goes down in this book. I'm still reeling with the ending and the falling out of two characters I never thought I'd want to see at ends with each other. It hurts me, the reader, seeing it and I would do anything to just have them hug it out.

I thought I was excited for this book after reading The Vicious Deep but that is nothing compared to the way things are left at the end. I need the third book like I need air and the wait is going to downright kill me.

Thank you to the author, Zoraida Córdova, for allowing me to be a part of the blog tour and thanks to her publisher, Sourcebooks, for approving me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  2. take me to Atlantis :) Thanks for the fun post!

  3. If I were sea queen, I would proclaim today a holiday and celebrate with a big party.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!


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