“Love is when you care about someone so much you would risk everything to keep them safe.”
Dangerous Depths, pg. 266 (ARC edition)
The above quote would have to be the motto of Dangerous Depths. Every single character in this novel is more than willing to risk everything to keep the ones they love safe from harm. Rownan returns to Rathe, only to find that his true love, Vienna, risked her life to try and find him, by going through Harte, the sea monster version of hell. Literally. Desperate to save her, against the advice of all who know him, Rownan decides to enter Harte in order to save Vienna. And, of course, Yara and Treygan follow him. And thus begins a story of what a person is willing to do to save the ones that mean the most.
The love between the characters of this book is astounding. Not only between couples, but between family, and friends. And the way Hooper writes this love is so incredibly believable. I believe that these people are willing to risk everything they have, everything they are, to save the ones they love.
Rownan. My opinion of Rownan increased exponentially from Tangled Tides. His love for Vienna was so heartbreaking, and the way he describes her, and their love in his chapters are the stuff of dreams. From the moment you realise what he has to do, what he has to risk to save Vienna, you are behind him 100 percent. The entire time I was reading Dangerous Depths, I was begging Medusa and Poseidon to let him have his happy ending. Did they grant me my wish? Ah, dear readers, you will have to read this amazing novel to find out.
As with Tangled Tides, Dangerous Depths saw Yara grow as a character. In the beginning I was worried that she might let her newfound powers and abilities change who she is; but as the story went on, I realised that she was just adjusting. And she had a lot to adjust to. But, she comes out triumphant in the end, and her character is even more amazing than previously thought.
The love between Yara and Treygan is the stuff of fairytales. One really long fairytale wrought with danger, and deception, and all kinds of nasty stuff. But, keeping true to the essence of fairytales, their love is greater than all of that. They are the kind of couple you can believe in, and you can really get behind.
I must say that I missed Treygan’s chapters, but the new voice of Nixie introduced new characters, and feelings. I absolutely adored Nixie’s sprite friends, Jenna and Keeley. They are the most adorable characters I have had the pleasure of reading about in a long time. Such brave little souls in such tiny little bodies.
Overall, Dangerous Depths is a marvellous sequel to Tangled Tides; introducing new characters, and new stories to keep you hooked until the very end. I am in love with every aspect of the world that Hooper has created, and I cannot wait to read more.
A tale filled with adventure, magic, and the power of love, Dangerous Depths will leave you enchanted.
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