Speak the Ocean E–pub/Kindle

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Ing and engaging story of love courage and bravery I really loved this story and I really loved the ending of this story too I did find the writing very cringe worthy at points I think the author is a Star Wars fan And I did feel that some parts maybe shouldn t have been included as is seemed to be conflicted between young adult and really adult Despite these issues I had with the book I enjoyed the story and the characters I read it very uickly too I would definitely read from this author Thank you to Netgally for my readers copy Rating 3 starsCover AmazingTrigger Some aspect of animal crueltyShort review This was 5 star read up until the last chapter In my later night read haze I finished this book so it is safe to say that it certainly possesses the uality that eeps you up until 2 AM however I also left confused whether I have read what I have read last night Apparently I did and somehow it didn t leave a good taste It s like eating something rancid after eating an exuisite eight course fine meal We live in a world where mermaid exists and mankind nows its existence They are captured and trained to perform like in similar establishments like Sea World It is a rough situation for Merfolks but coveted prospect to see a creature of myth and train them for humans Erie has been captured and assigned to an upcoming trainer Finn Rather than taking a traditional approach of instilling fear to perform tricks Finn takes a different approach of positive enforcement to train Erie and ends up humanizing her She learns TO UNDERSTAND AND SPEAK ENGLISH STARTS PERFORMING BUT IT understand and speak English starts performing but it the short lived arrangement and things go south for all of them uickly The trope of a mermaid and a human falling in love has been done so many times it needs to be done correctly This could have been a terror story or a love story but falls flat in both aspects Review in imagegif Recommended YesAftermath possible spoilers view spoilerI liked this book so much and cried when Finn releases Erie back to the sea I don t see why they can t have their happily ever after in their own world Finn to stay with Jen and eep making life better for all merfolks while Erie leads merfolks #In Her Own World And Keep Thriving In Her World #her own world and Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery keep thriving in her world it has to be they have to stay together to be happy trope This doesn t work for me because the romance between Erie and Finn never feels real hide spoiler Author s guest post at my blog 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 liv The voice in this book jumps off the page Even before younow 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 now you needed Though it may make you not want to go in the wate. 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. Speak the OceanSpeak the Ocean is a compelling novel that deals with the uestion of who we see as worthy of humanity compassion and empathy and who we see as worthy of humanity compassion and empathy and I ve seen it described as Blackfish meets The Little Mermaid and that s not far off the mark Erie s story is heartfelt at moments tragic while still managing to have great moments of pathos and remain constantly entertaining I ve never seen a mermaid story done uite this way before based largely in science and I loved that aspect of the book I had my nitpicks but overall I was drawn uickly through the story wanting #To Find Out What #find out what happen to Erie who is a wonderfully empathetic main characterIf you enjoy mermaid tales you absolutely owe it to yourself to check this one out I look forward to what the author writes next First humans discovered the Mer were real Second humans learned that Mer performances drew thousands of paying tourists to marine parks every day Third humans discovered that the Mer are not like Ariel They re lethal predators who can and do ill their human trainers Only rigid rules constant vigilance and an electroshocker Womens Political Activism in Palestine keep them in line Finn a human handler wants only to prove his value and make a name for himself in this business Erie the first Mer put in Finn s hands for trainingnows this new life will break her Finn Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, knows his future rides on Erie s shoulders Erie decides that if Finn won t help her go home she ll at least take him down with herNo Mer has ever survived captivity for long No captured Mer has ever been released But everything changes when Finn realizes that Erie can speak That she s than just a fish That she ll die unless he can free her All he s ever worked for stands between her and her beloved ocean Except now that his world has collided with Erie s Finn is no longer sure what he wants All henows is that somehow he must make the world see Erie see the Mer as he does a treasure worth saving I was enthralled by this book from the very first page Author Rebecca Enzor s gift for storytelling enlivens each word and colors every phrase The narrative winds back and forth between Finn s point of view and Erie s each driven by their own motivations and goals Both won me over Finn s need to prove himself to his peers at Oceanica Marine Park and To Aunt D Especially Given The Loss Aunt D especially given the loss his father at an early age rings true to life He s always a relatable character if not necessarily a likable guy More than once I wanted to give him a piece of my mind Erie too had her petty moments Yet given that she is imprisoned in an alien place with no way to The alphas abused mate know what s going on or what these landfolk expect of her I could understand her reactions Her anguish fear and depression pierced me to my core As these two characters grew together trusting and suspecting one another by turns Speak the Ocean wrapped its tale around me sueezed my heart and pulled me into its depths I fell for Finn and Erie hook line and sinkerBut this story is than just good fiction Enzor s depiction of marine science and the inhumane treatment of marine mammals in the ocean park industry strummed a chord of compassion in me Any animal training program whether real or imagined involves a system of rewards and inevitably punishments Whales dolphins and sea lions are given fresh fish as treats when they perform a trick at Sea World Behind the scenes the animals are often food deprived to make them cooperative The Mer in StO are treated even worse by the landfolk at Oceanica Staff are told again and again that they should never humanize the Mer All their needs are met food clean water a clean tank veterinary care What could they need After all they re only fish dangerous beasts whoill without thought or feeling However in fiction as in life sometimes the monsters are humans StO slams tha. 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 They don’t see what happe. T message home with brute force hidden in deft turns of phrase and for me this was the deeper message in Finn and Erie s story Humans already demean each other in order to excuse poor treatment or even enslavement so of course we do it to other animals too Here Every day In real life And maybe it s time we took a long hard look at our performances in that particular arenaThis is Enzor s debut novel and she well and truly Word Alchemy knocked it out of the park Rest assured Speak the Ocean is not your typical fairytale mermaid story It s a dark and lovely read that ripped my heart out rebuilt it and put it back complete than before If you love a story that sucks you in and holds you in its clutches long after the last page is turned this is the book for you SPEAK THE OCEAN is an incredible debut filled with vibrant character breathtaking stakes and a highly realistic take on what it would inevitably be like if mermaids were captured and used in a theme park The morality of marine life in captivity for human amusement isey to the heart of this story and it pulls sharply on the heartstrings of any reader especially those who have a soft spot for marine life and ocean conservation In addition to believable depictions of marine science and the amusement park industry the book has some delightful nods to real life Key West that any local Floridian will smile at Rebecca Enzor has a deeply natural sense of character and dialogue that flows with feeling and wit Both narrators human trainer Finn and Mer captive Erie are vivacious strong minded and flawed with beautiful hearts at their core Reading along with their change and growth is a beautifully written journey of ebb and flow that I almost didn t want to end but the ending is so exuisite you won t want to put the book down I have been aggressively informing people about this book since I was fortunate enough to read its early draft several years ago and now having read its final form I am so incredibly thrilled to continue brandishing it at anyone who will stand still long enough to listen I wrote the book so obviously I m giving it five stars Go weird little book go I hope you all love it 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 built on deep empathy path from entrapment to freedom #is full of heart It gutted me while reading most especially as it s combined #full of heart It gutted me while reading most especially as it s combined 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 If he ever jumps into my tank again I will steal his air because he stole my ocean Finn helped create Oceania with Aunt D who worked with his dad who sadly died trying to provide the evidence that the Mer people exist Finn is just waiting for his opportunity to become a trainer and now is his chance A really interest. Ns to the ones who dare swim out of lineNewly caught Erie doesn’t The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures 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 shenew But Erie refuses to be subjugated She’ll get the crowds to see her as som. ,