Kindle Edition ✓ Shearwater MOBI Ú

Kindle Edition ✓ Shearwater MOBI Ú

Shearwater ❮EPUB❯ ✼ Shearwater Author D.S. Murphy – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk I watched the colored lights and sparkles coming off of Sebastian in the dark water, as the ocean began the process of rebuilding his tail I longed to join him in the water, to wrap my arms around him I watched the colored lights and sparkles coming off of Sebastian in the dark water, as the ocean began the process of rebuilding his tail I longed to join him in the water, to wrap my arms around him and let him carry me under the sea but I wasn t ready For him, the ocean was a home for me it was death Without being able to transform, the ocean depths would suffocate me, the pressure collapse my bones and flesh After her parent s accident, Clara is shipped off to live with a grandfather she never knew, in a town she can t pronounce In Ireland, she soon discovers that her mother s secret past is filled with tragedy Trying to track down the truth, she begins going through changes of her own, until she s not sure just who or what she is any Then she meets the mysterious Sebastian, who won t leave her alone, and Ethan, who apparently can t stand to be near her Both of them seem to have supernatural powers, and she s not quite sure whether they want to kill her or kiss her Just when things are getting interesting, someone attacks her, and she gets a revelation that destroys everything she thought she knew about the world, humanity, and herself Explore the magical coast of Northern Ireland, and an new interpretation of the Tuatha de Danann, the Fomorians, and mermaid mythology An innovative paranormal romance with a brand new magical system, and a version of mermaid biology that actually makes sense This is PART ONE of the first book Shearwater , of the Ocean Depths Series.


10 thoughts on “Shearwater

  1. Faith M ✨ Faith M ✨ says:

    I received this digital copy from Urban Epics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way.Actual rating 3.5 Obligatory Summary Clara Clark whose name makes her sound like a comic book character is a 15 year old who self describes herself like this I have a dark sense of humor that few people get, and a passive aggressive sarcasm that comes from having an overbearing mother and a fear of any kind of conflict.TL DR she is so unique I received this digital copy from Urban Epics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way.Actual rating 3.5 Obligatory Summary Clara Clark whose name makes her sound like a comic book character is a 15 year old who self describes herself like this I have a dark sense of humor that few people get, and a passive aggressive sarcasm that comes from having an overbearing mother and a fear of any kind of conflict.TL DR she is so unique So Clara s overbearing mother and her dad die in a car accident one day as she s singing in a concert and she is sent to live with her Irish grandfather that she didn t know existed in a small town in Ireland Once there, she tries to discover the mysteries her mother left behind, while also changing in ways she never imagined like getting hot overnight and reading people s emotions.She also meets a rude bad boy wiz kid and a blond stalker She reasonably falls for the stalker.But then strange things start happening in Ireland and it s up to Clara to save her new home The Writing and Worldbuilding This book had a very interesting idea but a less than satisfactory execution Honestly, the biggest problem was that it didn t seem to beedited or proofread or beta read or anything It felt like I was reading the first draft There were inconsistencies and redundancies and random name changes At one point, a character was speaking about themself in third person as if they weren t there Alsoit was painfully obvious that D.S Murphy doesn t know basic dialogue formatting standards He had innumerable instances of, he nodded. and quotation marks after monologue paragraphs, completely confusing who was speaking These are dialogue rules I learned in the 6th grade It s unforgivable to not know them.The worldbuilding was also very expositiony, sometimes straight up technical info dumps that felt unrealistic and stilted There were also way too many plotlines, and it felt rushed and slow at the same time because of that The magic sometimes tried to use scientific explanations and then just went with magical justifications and that felt very inconsistent and annoying.I did like the mystery though And I found myself wanting to know how it ended and how it all came together And some of the funnier lines were chuckle worthy The Characters Ariel Clara is honestly so annoying She claims to be someone who needs answers and won t forget anything important but constantly forgets super important things whenever merboi Sebastian looks at her It was extremely tropey and cliche and made me feel super distant from her She literally thinks about how attractive and cool people are like a week after her whole life gets uprooted She s extremely status conscious but hates girls who act exactly like her like mean girl Roisin and that makes her someone I just don t particularly like.She also has to spoiler alert though it honestly doesn t amount to anything give up singing 76% through the book despite not singing for three months before then aka the majority of the book.Sebastian He s part mermaid part Wikipedia Not much of a personality and not much of a sex appeal tbh And I just couldn t stop seeing Sebastian the crab from The Little Mermaid You ve got to pucker your lips like dis Ethan I couldn t find this guy attractive because he has the same name as my brother, but otherwise, I actually quite liked him He s a douchebag but at least he has a personality.The Squad Jackie was nice but boring, Derry was fun and gay so there s that , but Patricia was a straight up b a lot of the time and that made her really unlikable I thought she was going to be the mean girl but then it was Raisin Bran instead Conclusion I liked it enough It has the skeleton of a good story but lacked any unique writing or characters and suffered from technical problems With a good editor, it could be something great


  2. Yodamom Yodamom says:

    2.5 starsMermaids, Irish Folklore, Magical Arts, Teen Drama and Ireland How could I not give this book a shot I m glad I did, I see an author to watch here There were flaws, but there was something alluring too The story was interesting, the beginning started strong, with mysterious events, people, magic and a new location The author spent a lot of time researching and detailing mythological stories to give us a history behind the beings involved The imagery was well written and easily vi 2.5 starsMermaids, Irish Folklore, Magical Arts, Teen Drama and Ireland How could I not give this book a shot I m glad I did, I see an author to watch here There were flaws, but there was something alluring too The story was interesting, the beginning started strong, with mysterious events, people, magic and a new location The author spent a lot of time researching and detailing mythological stories to give us a history behind the beings involved The imagery was well written and easily visualized I was sitting on the edge of my seat when the first part ended Sadly, I did not have the same felling through the second part The second part of the story dragged long and slow for me it was over filled with detailing of these myths and magics, all dry and too long I felt like I was reading a school text through some of it The characters just went flat for me, they seemed very stereotypical in their teen roles The mean girl, was a cut out replica from other books The MC was emotionally stoic when we were to feel something for her character, then she d be enthusiastic at odd times Oh and she withheld information because it wasn t the right time to bring it up Oh I really hate that, it s a life or death situation and a character decides to talk about it later after dinner or party orThere was a stabbing that was just left out there, dead bodies with strangeness all around that was barely talked about It was frustraiting, I felt like the author got lost in the story trying to check off all the must haves in a young adult read Hot guys check, Hot girls check, Love triangle check, Dead parents check, Mary Sue MC check, School bullies check, Unfair teacher check, Clothing drama check, Feeling of inadequacy check, Super duper powerful MC check.I am not sure if I want to readin this series I see talent but it need tuning, an editor, and some good beta readers


  3. Amy Leigh Amy Leigh says:

    I found this book to be enchanting The author wrote this story very well with lots of research The mythology of the mermaids was so interesting The world building was amazing and captivating The main character, Clara Clark, was very relatable and believable I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series Clara is a sopho in high school and has the lead role in the school play She s very antsy because her parents aren t there yet and they re never late She realizes they I found this book to be enchanting The author wrote this story very well with lots of research The mythology of the mermaids was so interesting The world building was amazing and captivating The main character, Clara Clark, was very relatable and believable I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series Clara is a sopho in high school and has the lead role in the school play She s very antsy because her parents aren t there yet and they re never late She realizes they were in an accident when she sees the uniformed men come into the auditorium and her life has changed forever She has to move and live with her grandfather, Aeden Daly, in Portballintrae, Ireland and since she thought he was dead there is some major immediate adjusting for her She s always had a fascination with the ocean and her mother never let her near it, now she is finding out why Her mother had lied about her past and she is going to figure out why During her inquiries she finds out her mother had a difficult childhood On Clara s sixteenth birthday things change dramatically SHE changes, her appearance changes and she has weird powers She is really a Fomori, or merrow which means she s a mermaid Sebastian, a super hot mysterious guy from school, teaches her about her heritage and how to hide her Meroe from humans but its not enough She flees to the sea as it calls to her, only to find herself stuck in a centuries old war with no control She s also stuck between two guys, one human an one merrow I can t wait to find outThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a copy of this book for a fair and honest review


  4. Lynndell Lynndell says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Shearwater by Derek Murphy The book opens with an intense prologue of a woman being stabbed by a man and then she grabs the knife and stabs him Then they both plunge off the cliff and into the water The first chapter jumps to thirty two years later and the main character, Clara Clark, is waiting for her parents to show up and watch her perform at her high school While she s singing, police show up to tell her that her parents perished in a car accident Her mother s will I thoroughly enjoyed Shearwater by Derek Murphy The book opens with an intense prologue of a woman being stabbed by a man and then she grabs the knife and stabs him Then they both plunge off the cliff and into the water The first chapter jumps to thirty two years later and the main character, Clara Clark, is waiting for her parents to show up and watch her perform at her high school While she s singing, police show up to tell her that her parents perished in a car accident Her mother s will states that if something happens to her parents, guardianship goes to her grandfather in Ireland, her mother s father The problem is, she didn t even know he existed The longer she s in Ireland, themysterious and strange her surroundings become and she begins to learn piece by piece why her mother left Ireland behind all those years ago On her sixteenth birthday, her looks becomedefined, sleek and beautiful and now she truly resembles her mother Her heritage is slowly revealed and the mystery around the killings grows deeper The creative story and plot make this a very interesting read and complex characters, mythology and historical legends of mermaids, Atlantis and humans weave together for a fun fantasy read 5 stars


  5. Diana Diana says:

    When I began the book I was sucked right into it there were strong characters, Ireland, fomoris and Tuatas De But then, when I was at Part 2, it seemed like nothing happened I mean, there was some action basically siren attacks but the plot kept stalling and repeating the same sirens wanting to kill humanity because humanity misused their blood and contaminated the oceans Tuatas wanting to kill sirens because they are monsters Our main character debating whether she loves Sebastian or When I began the book I was sucked right into it there were strong characters, Ireland, fomoris and Tuatas De But then, when I was at Part 2, it seemed like nothing happened I mean, there was some action basically siren attacks but the plot kept stalling and repeating the same sirens wanting to kill humanity because humanity misused their blood and contaminated the oceans Tuatas wanting to kill sirens because they are monsters Our main character debating whether she loves Sebastian or not, whether she loves Ethan or not wanting to play a part on the war and wanting to knowabout the conflict And every time we get aaaall we know until now repeated before adding some new info like weapons.While the book was great at the beginning and has very strong points and characters, it would have benefited of less stalling and moving the story forward And while the triangle between the two guys and her was interesting at first as they come from two different worlds and she has a feet in each, it soons become repetitive


  6. Michelle Madow Michelle Madow says:

    Fantastic book I was drawn in from the beginning and kept turning the pages until the end I loved Clara, the main character she was relatable I don t read many mermaid books, but I loved the mermaids in this series They were unique, and I ve never read anything like it before This book is definitely great for fans of Twilight I can t wait to see what happens in part 2


  7. Kayla Kayla says:

    I wasn t expecting much but I got a really fun time out of this book


  8. Emily Ever Emily Ever says:

    So, I m trying very hard to be fair.I m always interested in stories about Mermaids who isn t In that respect this book almost had something going But with so much set up time where nothing happened, this never got to anything really interesting.On top of that, the magical system was a bit hazy, even though there were large swaths of text devoted to it The different groups of people were not explained well and their allegiances seemed random and capricious.Though I did think it was interest So, I m trying very hard to be fair.I m always interested in stories about Mermaids who isn t In that respect this book almost had something going But with so much set up time where nothing happened, this never got to anything really interesting.On top of that, the magical system was a bit hazy, even though there were large swaths of text devoted to it The different groups of people were not explained well and their allegiances seemed random and capricious.Though I did think it was interesting that the mermaids were crustacean like, that s not the typical look one goes for Also, that some mermaids were like yeah, humans gotta go I thought that was pretty realistic and I would have liked to learnabout that, but it never came up.The characters were cardboard cutouts without feelings of their own The two friends disappeared when they weren t necessary, and reappeared when useful Same with the Mean Girl whose name I ve forgotten, and the two love interests The two boys smirked a lot and didn t have a personality trait between them I could not fathom why she chose one over the other it just never came through in the writing Feeling a mystical connection is not really enough.The main character was the same I couldn t pick her out of a line up of Mary Sues at this point, and that s because you never really got a feel for her You never knew what she thought about anything besides being sad her parents were gone which you have to assume because they had just died and she doesn t really go through it.There was too much setup and not enough plot, as I said Even if this is only the first part of the book I read too many pages where nothing changed The only thing that really happened was that the girl s parents died BIGGEST YA CLICHE EVER and she moved in with relatives in Ireland view spoiler Someone did stab her with a knife, but no one seems interested in pursuing that incident, so I ll leave it out hide spoiler Were I an editor, I would suggest getting rid of the whole first part where she s in America, and starting it on her first day of school in Ireland.This is, by the way, only the first part of the book you just paid for At the end, the author says he released the book this way selling the first part and waiting to release the second when he hadfeedback because this was his first novel and he s insecure about his writing A that s what beta readers are for B that s what editors are forC this actually ISN T his first book, as anyone with rudimentary interneting skills can see I started out giving a higher rating, but I m dropping it now because I m remembering how mad I was when I realized I just PAID to be someone s beta reader When I buy a book, I expect a certain level of professionalism, even from self published writers This was bad form all around


  9. Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁ Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁ says:

    3.75 Stars I love how Shearwater is about mysterious mermaids and myths I enjoyed the story and adventure, but it was just missing something I didn t love the characters and I thought certain things could have been elaborated Will I read the next book in the series Probably 3.75 Stars I love how Shearwater is about mysterious mermaids and myths I enjoyed the story and adventure, but it was just missing something I didn t love the characters and I thought certain things could have been elaborated Will I read the next book in the series Probably


  10. Maggie Hubbeling Maggie Hubbeling says:

    This was not my favorite book, but it is only the first part so, who knows, the story may pick up First off, I would just like to say that while I like where the plot is going, it felt WAY too much like Twilight for me There were so many examples that I had to mark down in my copy of things that felt like they were taken directly from the Twilight universe Twilight crossovers Girl leaves home Arizona Who else is from Arizona Oh, yeah Bella Swan and moves to a completely different area This was not my favorite book, but it is only the first part so, who knows, the story may pick up First off, I would just like to say that while I like where the plot is going, it felt WAY too much like Twilight for me There were so many examples that I had to mark down in my copy of things that felt like they were taken directly from the Twilight universe Twilight crossovers Girl leaves home Arizona Who else is from Arizona Oh, yeah Bella Swan and moves to a completely different area Said girl almost gets hit by a moving vehicle Clara has read all of the classics and is now ahead in English class Go figure dangerous boy meets unsuspecting girl and they fall in love immediately after introductions They have never felt this way about anyone before, and never will again Said boy follows said girl around because she is interesting and he has to get to knowabout her while also protecting her from outside threats he shows up AT HER HOUSE They didn t even know each other But, of course, Clara doesn t care Girl can t stop thinking about boy she just has to know what he is Girl gets mopey when boy pushes her away supernatural creatures with sparkly skin Everyone is a supermodel and everyone they meet wants to get in their pants but of course Sebastian only wants Clara Other boys getting mad about the fact they can t have main girl Girl goes to bookstore to buy a book to learnabout boy and what he is Girl almost dies very shortly after but, don t worry, boy is there to save her Boy was watching girl because she is so interesting and needs protection This clearly makes up for the fact he was stalking her Boy willing to risk everything he has just to be with girl Girl smells good Boy likes smelling her not even kidding It was in the book A different boy is also attractive, but he is on the opposite side of boy 1 Boy 2 is obsessed with girl as well, and hates boy 1I have , but that is a pretty good summary It was just that these little similarities to Twilight, and multiple other ya novel that I have read, annoyed me There were other things in the book that threw me off.The prologue didn t really fit with the story for me It was beautiful, but I am confused with how it connected Was the woman Clara s grandmother, and the girl her mom I think that the boy would be Colin Blake, but I feel like he would be too old if he was that age at the time this event happened Hopefully this will be explained in the second part of the book.Clara s parents were killed while driving on the highway, which is why she had to move to Ireland and get involved in this whole mess But the story really only focused on Clara s mother I would have liked to seeabout how her father was involved in everything he must have known at least something Also, Clara doesn t spend a lot of time grieving over their deaths She jumps right into school and friends She does cry at the wake held by her grandfather, but other than that, her thoughts about her parents were centered around the fact her mother was part merrow Clara is so into solving the mystery that the sense of grief and recovery was lost for me.I did like how fast the book was paced, however There weren t too many dragging descriptions, and the author was able to keep the plot moving at a nice pace I just wish there was a littledevelopment of the relationships among the characters They all felt rushed Clara became immediate best friends with Jackie and Derry, and it seemed like right after meeting Sebastian, she was in love There are plentythings I would love to talk about, but alas, I do not have the time Overall, I would like to say this is a good book I find the author quite lovely he is using this book to help with environmental problems, all out of the goodness of his heart The book was also free, which was quite nice, as will the second half be If you enjoy supernatural romances, I would suggest this book It wasn t for me, but that is because I usually don t read novels like this I am a much bigger fan of action than romance I can t wait to read the second part to see where this story ends up


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