I first heard about Meraki on Bookstagram but I can’t remember from which account. Meraki; a syren story is written by Naomi Kelly and independently published. When it came up as a 99p deal on Kindle i rushed to buy it.
Meraki is centred on Wren, a syren who has run (or swam) away from home. One day she is suddenly caught in a net and kidnapped by Kellan, a king, in order to use her to save his brother and sister who have also been kidnapped by an opposing prince. There’a a lot of kidnapping happening in this story!
I loved the plot and characters. Anything to do with the sea and mystical creatures and I’m in. I was rooting for Wren the whole time and wanted something good to happen to her. She goes through a lot of horrible things in this book! I did find it a bit weird that she falls for Kellan so quickly. Shouts Stockholm syndrome to me.
The pacing of the story was quite fast which really kept you involved in the action. The only thing that slowed it down was where some editing had been missed and I found myself having to re-read some sentences a few times to make sense of them. For example “…One could almost overlook the wobbly in her unsteady legs…” ” …he cranes his neck to look at neck he just severed. ” “I bravely opened to eyes…” So maybe a bit more proofreading could have been done? I know it’s hard when it’s your own writing to spot mistakes but it would have helped with the flow of the story.
Overall this was a great read and I’ll definitely be wanting to read more of the author’s books!