Everblue by Brenda Pandos
Publish Date: July 2011
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
The Story: 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.
My Review: WOW! I loved this book. We are able to see it from a couple POVs, which is nice, nothing is missed. Ashlyn wants her life to change, while Fin wants his to stay the same - that is the best way to describe this book! Plus it's on the cover... :) Ashlyn is the best swimmer at her school, while best friend Tatiana is home-schooled - for good reason too. Pandos seems to have taken The Little Mermaid to a whole new level! Ok, so Fin and Tatiana don't want to become human, but it's close enough for me! I don't want to say too much, because I know I don't like spoliers.... But I will say this: I can't wait for book two!