- Date published: June 2011
- Publisher: Self Published
- Format: Ebook
- Categories: YA Paranormal – Mermaids
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Madly is your average nearly eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.
Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants.
In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny. Madly has loved Jackson as long as she can remember, but he is the one thing even a princess can’t have. Can she resist love to become the queen she was fated to be? Or can she find a way to have both?
I very much enjoyed this short introduction to the wonderful mer-world that M. Leighton has invented. In this novella we are introduced to Madly, the mer-princess, and her best friends Jersey and Aidan (her intended husband), and to Jersey’s elder brother Jackson (Madly’s childhood crush). When a traitor from the royal family sets free eight of the Lore – figures from our fairy tales – Madly is the only one available who can capture and re-imprison them.
I loved the cool powers that Madly has, and that she is a strong person that thinks through her decisions and puts herself before others. She has a lot of emotional drama to get through but she shuts it all off when it comes to saving her parents and her people from the evil that threatens them.
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