Monday, February 27, 2012

Review ARC: Breathless by Cole Gibsen

Title: Breathless
Author: Cole Gibsen
Published: March 27th, 2012 by Crescent Moon
ARC given by the author
Book Description:
Obituary-reading emo girl Edith Small is broken - the end result of forcing herself inside a mold that doesn't fit. All she wants is to conform to her strict sergeant stepfather's rules long enough to make it to graduation day. 
But a boat accident threatens to unravel the life Edith has worked so hard to keep. After waking up in a hospital with a lacerated shoulder, Edith fakes amnesia. Because admitting she received her injuries from a blue-haired girl who breathes underwater is all the reason Sir needs to send Edith on the first bus to military school. 
Safe at home, Edith struggles to put the nightmare behind her. But the mysterious creatures that live in the ocean aren't about to let her forget. 
After meeting Bastin - a strange boy with silver hair and black eyes - on a secluded dock, Edith learns about the war raging undersea to end human existence. A war that Edith, unwittingly, has become the key to winning. 
In a world where death is an ever-present shadow and motives are as dark as the bottom of the ocean, Edith must decide if her life is worth risking for a love that can't survive past the shore.

My Thoughts:                                     
                                          Is life worth risking for love?
           I’ am always looking for a book that will leave a lasting impression. Good thing I came upon this book on Goodreads. The cover is so pretty, it draws me in. I was very lucky enough to be given an ARC directly from the author.  Wow! This book had left me breathless. I was captured! Breathless became my instant favorite. I have never thought that a book about mermaids will leave a significant impact on me!

The story building is amazing!  It was unique and very well made. I had fun imagining Bastin’s water kingdom, and putting myself on Edith’s shoes. Edith had a big decision to make and a huge responsibility to carry. So I will leave you with this question from the book, “What would you say to someone you loved but who has also cursed you?” You have to read this book to find out.

Bastin and Edith’s chemistry, melts my heart. I like how both sides are clueless about each other’s world.  The dialogues are witty, funny and sweet. I would marry Bastin in a heartbeat!  I also find myself laughing in some parts, Disneyland?  There were also some scenes that made my heart pump so fast, especially the cave scene. This book has everything, action, mystery, mythology and romance.  Those elements made this book such a fun read.

The characters are realistic too. I like Edith; she is innocent and brave. Morgan is funny and forward; I like how she pisses Edith’s father off. Bastin is yummy!  The way he was described, made my mouth water. Bastin is truly one of the most unforgettable characters; long silver hair, black eyes and a chiseled body?  He is literally tattooed on my mind. I also like how the author wrote about pollution; how people are contaminating the ocean. There were lots of huge realizations there.

Overall, this book is an excellent read. The dialogues are sooooo sweet so prepare to have a cavity :) I recommend this book to mythology, mystery and action lovers. This book will leave you breathless; waiting for book two would be unbearable. I can't wait for Katana to come out too!

I give this book, 5 whales. 


  1. Awesome review! This book definitely sounds like the kind I'd enjoy! There are not many great mermaid books out there, so I put much hope in this book! Definitely worth a check-out! <3

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  3. Great review! I'll have to check this book out. :)

    1. Hi Ms. Emily,

      Thanks for stopping by :D



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