Book Review: Eddystone Light by Amelia Smith

eddystoneTitle: Eddystone Light
Author: Amelia Smith
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 27, 2012

Book Summary:

My father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light

Slept with a mermaid one fine night.

From this union there came three:

A porpoise, a porgie and the other was me.

Jack studies accountancy, lives with his maiden aunt in an upright Victorian household, and smells like a fish. The fishy smell drives girls away faster than they can be introduced.

When Jack visits his lighthouse-keeper father on the Eddystone rocks, he meets his mother for the first time since he was a baby. She’s a mermaid. Jack’s mother sends him on a quest to find his two lost brothers, a porpoise and a porgie fish.

Jack’s quest transforms him from lonely boy to glamorous merman. Along the way, he falls in love, battles carnival hucksters, and is scolded by a porpoise… and that’s before he meets the mermaids.

Fayes review

This was a really enjoyable read.  The story concept was interesting, unique and fast-paced. I enjoyed the twist and turns the story took, the predicaments the hero found himself in and the secondary characters.  The paranormal/fantasy aspect made the story all the more enjoyable.  What’s also interesting is that this story was based off of an old folk song.  The fact that there is a song with this concept is pretty cool!

I’d recommend for most ages, for those that like adventure with a twist and those that like quick, fast reads.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: Clean

Source: Received a copy of this novella via member giveaway.

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