What caught my interest about Deep Blue was the cool concept of mermaids with magic who are basically underwater witches. I mean, how cool is that? Plus a princess who goes out on an adventure to recruit other mermaids to save the underwater world? Yes please! It sounds like a fantastic adventure! Unfortunately, it was not executed as well as it could have been and it definitely was not what I expected, which is not always a good thing. But I do feel like it had potential!
Furthermore, it was just a very odd book for me. It's like it couldn't decide what it wanted to be! All those puns, oh my! This book went overboard with the "merlfriend" and the crazy "catfish" lady... seriously, wow. I few puns here and there are okay, but this book had one in almost every single page! I feel like it was trying too hard to be funny. But on the other hand, the overall voice of the book was very serious. So, this book = too cheesy to be serious, and too serious to be funny, which resulted with me = confused.
And then there are the characters... they weren't too exciting. The main character Serafina was... meh, kind of bland and not very intriguing. The one character that was more likable was Sera's best friend Neela. She was very bubbly and fun and I loved her quirkiness!
Another thing, all the new terms to remember!! It was so hard to keep up with them, especially since this is a new world that I am not familiar with. And same goes with all the geography. However, I did spot a hardcover book at the store the other day and I noticed that on the inside flaps there are maps of the underwater geography, which I think will be very helpful.
The story itself was interesting enough, but very slow moving at times, especially towards the beginning of the book. I do admit, however, I really liked the mythology pertaining to this world... I thought that was very interesting.
Overall, I thought this was an okay read. It was very interesting, but unfortunately, was not executed as well as it could have been.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)