Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell is the second book in the Mer Trilogy, the first being In Over Her Head (my review). In the first book we were introduced to Reel who ultimately decides to become human and live on land for the woman he loves. In Wild Blue Under we are introduced to Rod, his brother who has to travel to land to find the woman who can help him become the leader in his world.
Let me explain, the Mer world is under water. It’s a beautiful and magical place and when you read Judi’s descriptions of the the under water world you can almost envision it in your own mind. You’ve got wrasses, gobies and angelfish. You’ve got birds and fish that can talk.
In Wild Blue Under, Rod has to find Valerie who is a hybrid – half Mer and half human. Her father was from the Mer world although Valerie had never known this. Rod has to convince Valerie that in order to get her inheritance she must travel with him to the ocean. Valerie agrees because she wants to save her mother’s gift shop. Well this sets Valerie and Rod on an unbelievable and crazy trip that has birds, fish, pizza crusts, tin cans and shoes flying at her car trying to run them off the road. Somebody does not want them to make it to the ocean. Somebody does not want Rod becoming leader in the Mer world, but the question is who?
Now Rod is just out to do his duty to the Mer world. He has no intention of falling for any human even if she is half Mer. However as we all know things don’t always go as planned and he falls head over heels for Valerie. This book is a cute little romance story as Rod tries to convince himself he can’t possibly fall in love with a human and Valerie simply doesn’t want a relationship even though it’s obvious they are extremely attracted to each other. As things go on though, they can’t deny how they feel and soon enough the sparks are flying.
This is a fun series – the perfect get me away from my world for a bit. You simply have to suspend the believable when you read this book and let yourself be swept away by Judi Fennell’s creative fantasy world of the Mer people. I do have to say that I liked Reel a bit more than Rod and enjoyed In Over Her Head a bit more but that doesn’t take away from Wild Blue Under in the least. Rod is likable and as the novel progresses you are rooting for he and Valerie to hopefully have their happily ever after. I’m definitely looking forward to the final one in the series!
My Thanks…to Sourcebooks for my review copy of Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell.