Living with her dad thrusts Meara Quinn into a magical world. She hopes to spend time with him while waiting for Evan to start his internship. Instead, her Aunt Brigid, and the frustrating, conceited Selkie, Kieran, alternate in training her—pushing her to the point of exhaustion. When two Selkies are found dead, all signs point to murder. Now, Meara must determine who is targeting them and why.
After an emotionally draining year, Meara Quinn is not the same carefree and innocent girl. Her mom is gone. Graduation is over. Taking a leap of faith and temporarily separating from her one love-Evan-Meara joins her father’s world on a journey to learn more about who she is.
Too bad life is not all starfish and seashells. Meara gains magical abilities, but she’s forced to undergo intense training so she knows what to do with them. Her father chooses her aunt and Kieran as her trainers. And Kieran-a powerful male who’s not from their clan-has the unnerving ability to infuriate and intrigue Meara at the same time.
While Meara begins her new life, Evan endures with her memory and the knowledge that he will see her in July when his internship begins. Although excited about gaining real world experience, it’s the thought of seeing Meara that really drives him. Unfortunately, Evan finds it hard to focus on anything when he’s suffering from vivid nightmares and screaming headaches.
When Meara and Evan reunite, everything seems to fall back into place. The summer appears to be perfect. Then two of her father’s guards are found dead, and foul play is suspected. The façade melts away. Someone is targeting them, and Meara must discover who it is and why. She turns to Evan to help her, but when he gives her the hot and cold treatment, she’s left feeling alone and confused.
As the puzzle pieces move into place, will Meara be able to solve the mystery in time to save her clan and her relationship?
Reviewed by Cynthia Shepp
Supernatural Characters: Selkies, Blue Men of Minch, mentions of other underwater supernatural creatures.