'Mer-Charmer' is the second book in Amy Bearce's World of Aluvia series. I reviewed the first book, 'Fairy Keeper', when it was released last March and I really loved the book. It's a middle-grade story set in a magical world filled with supernatural beings, and all of the best mythological creatures are featured; it's pure fun! Since then I've been eagerly waiting for news about the second installment of the series.
So, without further ado, scroll down to see the cover for 'Mer-Charmer', and to learn a little bit more about the book!
I have no words.
This cover is beautiful. The cover for 'Fairy Keeper' was more simplistic, but because the title font matches it's similar enough that it keeps the feeling of the series. Phoebe looks gorgeous: you can clearly see that she's a human rather than one of the merfolk (no tail!) which is a brilliant choice because it makes the story more interesting. This isn't a book where the protagonist is a magical creature, but because she's underwater there's definitely something special about her.
I just love the colour scheme: the brights of the oranges and golds contrasting with the deep blues and greens... It's so visually pleasing.
Here's the synopsis for 'Mer-Charmer':
Fourteen-year-old Phoebe Quinn is surrounded by magic, but she can't muster any of her own. Her sister is a fairy keeper. Her best friends are merfolk. And all she does is dishes and housework.
When Phoebe finds out a terrible sea creature is awakening that preys upon the peace-loving merfolk, she becomes determined to help them, even though it means going with Tristan and Mina to their home and deep in the sea.
Beneath the waves, Phoebe learns she's more like her sister than she realized. The merfolk are drawn to her, and she can sense the magic of the sea all around her. Magic is finally at her fingertips, but that's precisely why the stirring dark power under the waters decides it wants her most of all.
Now she must not only help the peaceful merfolk escape this ancient enemy, she must master her out-of-control powers. If she fails, she will die and darkness will rise and enslave the merfolk once more. But embracing her full power could cost her the very people she loves the most.
I'm glad Amy Bearce has decided to use this second book to focus on Phoebe, because she was the most under-used character in 'Fairy Keeper': the plot of the novel is that her sister is trying to rescue her, so she's busy being held captive! I'm thinking that the characters that we're already familiar with are definitely going to crop up, but it's going to be nice to follow a different protagonist - I really enjoy series that shift focus from character to character as they go on.
I've been given the opportunity to read and review 'Mer-Charmer' before it publishes on May 9th, so keep your eyes peeled! I'm looking forward to reading this one, and I'm going to get to it as soon as physically possible.
If you'd like to know more about Amy Bearce, go and read the author spotlight I wrote last year! It also has links to all of her social media sites.
I hope you enjoyed this cover reveal! Comment below and tell me what you think about this cover - do you love it as much as me?