My Rating: 5 conch
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The Review:As you may recall, I put off reading any other type of mermaid/selkie/sprite stories while writing my own. But now I can sit back and fully enjoy them. And enjoy Sprite, I did. I think I read this book in two days - simply because I didn't want to put it down. Leigh has created a magical (and totally different) world for her water creatures, and I loved it. Her writing flowed well, the characters were believable, and I like where the story is going. Annabelle is a teenage girl with plans (love that!) until she discovers what she really is. Leigh did a nice job of flushing out Annabelle's new world, and although she accepted it rather quickly, I think that just goes to show how mature Annabelle is for someone her age. Adrian is a complete, well planned character and I look forward to seeing him more. I had my suspicions about Blake, and wanted to learn more - but have a feeling I will in the second book. If the writing style and world building don't draw you in, then the cliffhanger at the end will have you begging for more!
The Good: Sprite was a nicely paced, entertaining read that will keep you enthralled. The magical world alone is a bonus, plus I have to give Leigh props for incorporating some of the scientific names into her character types!
The Issue: It was a little hard for me to wrap my mind around Annabelle's swimming and breathing underwater and keeping it on par with the other creatures who were better adapted. But then I told myself to stop being so scientific and enjoy the story for what it is - a great story!
The Rating: 5 conch. A really great start in a series about all water creatures. I've already started Kin (Book Two!)