REVIEW: Soul of the Deep

Well, surprise surprise, I loved the sequel way more than the original. I know I’m in the minority of folks who always seem to love a sequel more than the original but especially with fantasy, the more I know the world, the magic, the characters – the more deeply I can immerse myself. Now that I’ve read more African mythology based fantasy, it was much easier to settle in with orisas, iyalawo, ajogun, babalawo, oyinbo etc as concepts.

I was so bought in with Simi this time and as much as I loved that this was a mermaid story, I liked the adventures on land even more. Don’t get me wrong, you get plenty of underwater action but 3/4 of the action takes place on land. And boy is there action in this one! There are some stunning betrayals and heartbreaking losses as the story progresses. I loved the focus on storytelling and song as well as community and forgiveness.

The ending is pitch perfect. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Read this one if you like Children of Blood and Bone, Raybearer or A Song of Wraiths and Ruin.

Thanks to Random House Children’s for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

What’s the last sequel you liked better than the first book?

Published by openmypages

I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: