Speak the Ocean Summary ½ 2

Review Speak the Ocean

Speak the Ocean Summary ½ 2 Í For Mer handler Finn Jarvis the feral mermaid performers at Oceanica Marine Park are nothing than ruthless auatic predators violent and unpredictable That doesn’t stop the public from flocking to one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions To them the Mer are magical entertainment too beautiful to be dangerous TNs to the ones who dare swim out of lineNewly caught Erie doesn’t know what the evil landfolk want from her Alone and voiceless she watches the other merfolk from the confines of her tank Broken into submission they’ve become shells of the once vibrant creatures she knew But Erie refuses to be subjugated She’ll get the crowds to see her as som. This book was nearly 400 pages long I finished last night Unlike most novels I took my time reading it I savored the story because I didn't want to leave this world once immersed Terrible pun but I couldn't resist It's also trueYou can read the book blurb and other reviews to get the plot I want to convey the heart without giving away too muchWe have a protagonist a guy who's full of himself He's cocky and confident and complex That's the important part his complexity Without it there would have been no struggle The author beautifully leads us through that struggle leads us into where the heart of the story lives and what we as individuals are willing to do when we face up to lies and learn the truth Will we stand for the right thing to do the right action to take no matter the cost Or will we trick ourselves into holding onto the lie because it's what we've always believed and to let go of that belief is to let go of part of ourselves And growGrowth comes at a cost That's what I loved so much about this book all the people who stood on one side or the other the costs to each of them no matter their choices and what was gained or lost in the endCan we talk about that ending for a hot second It grabbed my heart and sueezed so hard in the best way possibleAs a last note I too fell in love with Erie I didn't have to see her perform or smile The juxtaposition of her beautiful innocence set against her willingness to kill to survive had me from the startI'm going to let this story sink in for a bit Then I'm diving right back in sorry I just can't help myself to read it again

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Ething than simple entertainment starting with her captor FinnWhile Finn trains Erie in her routine she secretly teaches herself the air words he and the other trainers speak And when the language barrier falls Finn starts to realize that the gap between human and Mer is smaller than he thought and maybe it’s not the Mer who are monsters after all. Full disclosure I was read Speak the Ocean in draft form and have also read it in this final formSpeak the Ocean is one of the most original creative concepts I've recently read and one that very nearly destroyed my heart Rebecca Enzor's passion for science for the ocean and it's inhabitants and for storytelling shine through in this book The inventiveness with which Enzor built this world one where humans have hunted and trapped mermaids to train them for entertainment purposes is phenomenal and precise It feels real and terrifyingErie the mermaid's story is built on deep empathy Her path from entrapment to freedom is full of heart It gutted me while reading most especially as it's combined with Finn the trainer's transformation from misunderstanding to passion in regards to Erie's lifeI will say that this is not The Little Mermaid The mermaids are not ones that look human Rather they are FANTASTIC ocean creatures with scales and fins and are gloriously accurately created with Enzor's well researched science shining through This is very likely my favorite part of this story because I can so clearly see these beings existing in real lifeThis is a book I have read before and one I am eager to re read and have on my bookshelf I cannot wait to find out what Enzor's working on next

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Speak the OceanFor Mer handler Finn Jarvis the feral mermaid performers at Oceanica Marine Park are nothing than ruthless auatic predators violent and unpredictable That doesn’t stop the public from flocking to one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions To them the Mer are magical entertainment too beautiful to be dangerous They don’t see what happe. The voice in this book jumps off the page Even before you know what's going on it hooks you and draws you into the story Just exceptionally well written And the story is great too The book is told from two points of view in alternating chapters Finn is a trainer at a marine park that resembles something like Sea World Erie is a mermaid who is captured in the open ocean and taken against her will to be an attraction in that park Finn becomes her trainer and he uickly realizes that she's not just a fish but is part human and she's NOT happy to be there That's not good for the humans since the mer are absolute predators Bottom line this is the summer beach read you didn't know you needed Though it may make you not want to go in the water