Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway! The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) by Zoraida Cordova

The Vicious Deep
                                 The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1)

For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire 

  The Vicious Deep is Absolutely Fan-friggin-tastic. Thank you, Zoraida Cordova, for Tristan Hart. I love this guy. Yeah, Tristan’s a little bit of a jerk when it comes to the girls. He's six-foot two of gorgeousness with a smart-ass sense of humor, but he’s learning the error of his ways. Tristan made me want to jump into this novel. I know I'm gushing, but that's how deliciously awesome Tristan Hart is. Cordova created an excellent character with the way a teen guy would talk, think, and act. I also loved Layla. She’s a sort of a tom-boy, being a part of the swim team, and she and Tristan have been best friends since grade school. Zoraida Cordova is an awesome writer, and I was so glad she had Tristan ask that question I’ve always wanted to ask, "Where does his man hood go when he turns into a merman:" Cordova had me laughing my a** off with Tristan, Layla and with the whole merfolk storyline in The Vicious Deep, but Cordova also can bring the tears too, and she did with one of the characters (no spoilers). Cordova has written an awesome novel and she is one awesome author. I will be waiting desperately for Tristan in the sequel, The Savage Blue.

Tristan is eighteen and a lifeguard at Coney Island along with Layla, his best friend, and the rest of his school swim team. Tristan is on lifeguard duties when he spots someone drowning. He tries to rescue this person, but he gets taken out to sea for three days, and when he washes up on shore, he can’t remember what happened. Then Tristan starts having a strange dream, and his body is feeling just as strange. He discovers his mom has hidden a secret from him of who she is and what he is. Tristan never worries about tomorrow, he has lived his life in the now, which means swimming competitions and girls, but he's going to be faced with his destiny. The destiny that's going to take away the life he has known and the girl he has always loved.

Layla is one tough, take-no-bull-crap kind of girl, and that includes taking any bull from her best friend Tristan. Tristan is ready to admit his feelings for Layla, but Layla can't see Tristan as anything more than the two-timing jerk he’s always been, but she can't leave him, either. Tristan is trying to get a handle on his reputation with the girls as the love'em and leave'em jerk, but his lower half just won't listen to his brain. I love Tristan. He is a true eighteen year old guy, and I love his heart. He's your good/bad boy who's trying, but just not winning the war over his hormones. I have to give a teaser to show you how great Tristan’s character is, and his love for Layla:

Layla she's my best friend. She's my Layla. She's my girl.
When Tristan said this, it sent me in romance swoon heaven for him. As I said, I love Tristan Hart!

The Vicious Deep is hilariously funny, with heart-felt drama, and romance that had me falling in love with Tristan. But it’s also about an eighteen year old guy’s time to grow up and take responsibility for himself and the people who depend on him. I highly recommend The Vicious Deep as an awesome must read.

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  1. I am excited to read this book, ty for the giveaway :)

    1. I love The Vicious Deep!and Tristan lol! Good Luck!! :)

  2. Ah... please disregard my entry, non-US :)

    Cherry Mischievous

    1. I'm Sorry Cherry, I will get back to having my International giveaway again very soon :)

  3. Debbie, I've tried and tried to enter, but Rafflecopter is giving me fits. It's probably on my end. I'll keep trying, but wanted to say: Great review, and thanks for the giveaway! :D

    1. Never mind, Debbie. Apparently, all I needed to do was tattle, because it finally let me enter. LOL. Thanks again for the giveaway! Have a fabulous weekend! :D

  4. Oh goodness D!! I sooooooo want to read this. Boy POV....YUM!!!!! LOL Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

  5. Oh, this sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I loved this book and Tristan Amber! Good Luck! :)

  7. I LOVED this book too! I thought it was "fan-friggin-tastic" too :D I can't wait to read the sequel... I've really been loving the under the sea books lately :D Great Review!! I love Tristan's character too I laughed my ass of when he was freaking out about where his manhood went hahahaha!

    1. HAHAHA! Great minds think a like Kayla! I have always thought about that with Merfolks and I'm so glad Zoraida finally answer that lol! and I loved that Tristan was worry about what he couldn't do with ladies with this little problem LOL!