Synopsis: Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana’s twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.
Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn’s life forever.
Thoughts: As soon as I saw this book pop up on my goodreads page, my first thought was ‘WOW what a stunning cover!!’ and my second thought was ‘I have to order that now!’ And, I am so glad I did. I fell in love with book from the first chapter. It’s a unique, filled with tons of action, beautiful story and I loved every second of it.
Everblue starts off with Ashlyn & Tatchi who are neighbors and best friends. Enjoying an afternoon on the beach – Ash plans to finish her senior year in high school and then her and Tatchi will have college adventures together. Then, Fin shows up, Tatchi’s twin brother and also Ash’s long time crush, taking Tatchi home. As Ash continues on with her life, she realizes that Tatchi and Fin have left without a trace. Ash, feeling as something terrible has happened, tries to continue to figure out what happened to her best friend and her brother and before she knows will come colliding with a world she never could have imagined.
Firstly, I just noticed the last ‘e’ on the cover of Everblue is shaped like a mermaid fin! HOW CREATIVE. A little detail that I adore!
As I’ve said before… I love books that have to do with water or Mermaids. It’s something I’ve always loved. And, I just adored this book. I loved the creativeness of the world, how it’s told from duel viewpoints, the romance, the friendships, I just loved it all. Being able to be inside Fin and Ash’s head and follow each of their stories was just brilliantly done. Brenda crafted the book beautifully. We watched both Ash’s and Fin’s worlds start together, be torn apart but only to come crashing back into each other.
Speaking of Ash & Fin… yes I loved them both. Ashlyn (beautiful name by the way) is your normal, swimmer, teenage girl. She’s pretty but not popular, captain of the swim team, has friends, and is everything you’d expect in a daughter. You can’t help but love her. And Fin… oh Fin! 🙂 Fin is sexxxxxyy. Come rescue me any day! With his blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and totally caring self he’s easy for fall for. Also there’s Tatchi, Fin’s twin sister and Ash’s best friend. I have to say I loved Tatchi’s character as well. Shes strong and stubborn and I cannot wait to see what happens to all three of them in the next book!
Another quick character I really liked was Callahan. How could you not love the gorgeous, baseball pitcher with a sweet heart? I’m dying to see if he’s in the next book!
I was so happy with how the book ended, yet I was also a tad bit like ‘Awwww MAN!’. I’m so anxious for the next book. I need to know what happens with Ash and Fin and Tatchi and everything!! I’m so glad I ended up buying and reading this book right away. I loved it SO, so much. Easily a new favorite and I cannot wait to find out what happens with the rest of the series!
PS. I need a little blue vile of essence please!
PPS. I TOTALLY know where I want a tattoo now. 😉