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I have read all the novels in the Embraced series by Ms Sparks and have enjoyed every single one All good things must come to an end and this novel did not disappoint I was enthralled from beginning to end and looking forward to Maeve and Brody s story Both were in love with each other for years, but could never admit it to the other Brody was cursed and Maeve was expected to marry well, but fate had other plans Maeve had no idea who here parents were, but discovers much about herself and her abilities in this novel Brody has his own secrets that get revealed and discovers new things with his shifting abilities The Circle of Five and the Chameleon have terrorized many for too long and it is up to Maeve, Brody, and their friends to stop them Still, some secrets are going to cause trouble for Brody and Maeve, but their love and loyalty to each other is strong Ms Sparks does a wonderful job in building the plot which results in a great showdown between good and evil A wonderful series, which each sister carving their own path to true love and happiness.I received this novel as an ARC from net galley and the publisher Thank you All thoughts and opinions are my own. Actual rating 2.5 starsI received this ARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I wanted to like this book I really did I ve always liked stories and characters deeply attached to the sea But there was something about the dialogues that just made me cringe A lot of the words used and spoken by the characters were non conversational They fit with the narration and world building, but they didn t flow naturally from the mouths of the characters especially Brody s And, I may get hate from what I m about to say next, his voice just didn t seem to belong to a man I know, you re thinking, Then what how should Brody be likeThe only answer I can give you is that definitely not the way Sparks did him He is a man who was cursed at a young age, spied on enemies, and worked for powerful figures Surely, there must be something to him than just thinking Damn and Dammit all the time The author used these words excessively And for God s sake, Brody, stop being such a dog I did, however, enjoy Maeve s voice She is stubborn in a good way and courageous She knows what she wants and she will fight tooth and nail for those things Plotwise, this book is not bad but it s not great either First off, for an antagonist, the villain in this book just seemed so dense and stupid Let me explain why this is related to plot For a woman who s schemed to take over the world and one of the five figures most feared by everyone, she was easily fooled The plot lacked because the characters were one dimensional They weren t complex enough to seem alive and relatable You can describe them with one simple adjectives Maeve is brave Brody is whipped The Seer is kind Cahira is evil, etc I needed depth but Sparks wasn t able to deliver They were just names on a paper I was unable to imagine them outside the book I was reading Further, there were a lot of scenes which I could have done without, either they were ridiculous, cringey, or unnecessary, i.e., they served no greater purpose for the plot or character development The side romance was cute up until someone thought the L word The flirting was a breath of fresh air from Maeve and Brody s intense romance, at least Overall, I would say this book is forgettable The world was imaginative, just not the characters. Four Sisters Have Become Queens, Rulers Of All That Aerthlan S Two Moons Embrace The Last Sister Will Forge Her Own Path Signs And SealsRaised On The Magic Seeped Isle Of Moon, Maeve Is Used To Unusual Powers And The Way They Fuel The Politics Of Her World But When She Discovers An Ability To Shape Shift At Will, She Knows Who She Wants To Share It With First Brody, The Enigmatic, Infuriating Shifter Spy Has Always Made Time For Maeve But It S Been Almost Two Months Since She S Seen Him And Though No One Else Believes Brody Is In Danger, Maeve Is Than Ready To Rescue Him HerselfThe Rumors Brody S Investigating Are Terrifying A Secret Army Of Magic Users, In The Service Of The Cruel Circle Of Five But When He Uncovers The Identity Of One Of The Five, The Mission Becomes Personal Cursed As A Boy By The Sea Witch, Brody Can Spend Only Two Hours A Day In His Human Form, A Restriction That Limits His Future And Muzzles His Heart Plus Maeve Teases Him For Being Such A Pretty Doggy Instead Of Appreciating His Manly Charms To Win His Freedom, He Must Take On A Terrible Disguise And When Maeve Finds Out, She Ll Unleash A Tempest Like No Other The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea is the final story in the Embraced series The story centers around Maeve, a selkie and the youngest of the Embraced sisters Brody has missed their monthly swim twice, which has never happened before, and Maeve is certain something is wrong When she hears that Brody is investigating a terrifying rumor that the Circle of Five has amassed an Embraced army to take over all of the kingdoms, Maeve determines to find him.Maeve knows this search will be difficult Because of a curse, Brody can only remain in human form for two hours a day and must spend the rest of the day in a different form However, Maeve s journey leads her to the island of the infamous and evil Sea Witch, who is connected to Maeve and Brody in ways than one The couple must deal with the shocking secrets learned on the island, and they must defeat the Sea Witch if they ever hope to have Brody s curse lifted.This is an epic conclusion to a wonderful series In typical Kerrelyn Sparks fashion, the story is immersive with vivid detail, interesting characters, sharp dialogue, and a well paced plot I love that we finally learn about Brody s past and what led to his curse I also love that Maeve and Brody finally were able to admit their feelings for each other.Maeve is a wonderful protagonist Brave and fierce, she is tired of feeling left out She wants to take charge of her life and her love, but she won t sit on the sidelines and wait for something to happen Connected by their mysterious pasts and their shifting abilities, Maeve and Brody have loved each other for years, but they both held back their feelings You can feel the tension, longing, and unfulfilled desire in each of their interactions Their love is palpable and makes for a deliciously intriguing read.I also want to comment on the other romance in the novel Princess Elinor and Nevis are an unlikely yet completely perfect pair Their awkward flirtations in the midst of some very intense situations are sweet and comical To see Nevis, a man who is calm, cool, and collected under the most stressful of circumstances, stumble and fumble over Elinor, who, in turn, teases and flirts, endears me even to their characters.The antagonists in the story are also dynamically developed, which makes their vile nature even apparent It is clear that the evil Circle of Five and the Chameleon are the antitheses of Maeve, Brody, and their friends Cruel, heartless, and greedy, they will stop at nothing to gain power, even if it means hurting, using, and betraying people I loved seeing all of the major characters from previous books work together to defeat the villainous threat that hangs over them all.In addition to the well developed characters, the story is a fascinating page turner Filled with action and adventure, the story builds up to an epic showdown between good and evil Shifters, dragons, betrayal, Embraced kids, curses, witches, and add to the fantastical world and well constructed plot I can t recommend this series enough Thanks so much to Netgalley and Kensington Books for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the last installment in the Embraced series, and it was an incredibly amazing ending to a series that was beautifully written and gave me great satisfaction in reading it I am happy that I had the chance to read this series, but also sad that it came to an end.This is the story of Maeve and Brody and it concludes the long journey of the five embraced sisters from the abandoned and scared little girls to happy and fulfilled women that won their much deserved happy ending I was intrigued from the first book in this series with Brody s character and I hoped his match was the little sister, Maeve and it was Brody is the silent, secretive type of guy, simply perfect for the spy position and Maeve is a sweet and stubborn girl that wants to help her sisters and the man she loves The character development of her was so incredible, you could just see her growing through the previous books She was fearless in this book Their relationship has a difficult start with Brody trying to protect by keeping her in the dark and away for all the secrets that surround him, but without success Maeve is just as determined to help him break his curse and finding the last of the Circle.As the book progress all the secrets are revealed, and all the mysterious plotters are unmasked The ending is perfect for this couple and for all the characters in this series There was a lot of action, as is usual for this series, with familiar characters joined by some new and interesting ones The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea is well written, grabs your attention from the get go, and takes you along on a wonderful romantic, action packed adventure with funny moments and strong believes in good versus evil I highly recommend this book, series, and author. Although this final installment enters into an already established world with character and plot history, I read it as a standalone without complication But if you want the full experience, I suggest starting from the very beginning Maeve, born embraced with the gift of shifting into an otter, is concerned when her friend Brody hasn t made contact with her in months But when he misses their special monthly swim time together, she is convinced that something is seriously wrong and sets out to find him Brody is very much alive, but after traveling to the Isle of Mist to visit the seer, he learns some disturbing news The seers visions and a hidden journal revel secrets about Maeve s birth and bloodline and the origin of Brody s curse, which only allows him to be human for two hours a day Maeve and Brody are reunited and join forces to attack the embraced army, the circle of five and the Sea Witch Cahira The big battle scene towards the end of the book is the only time I had trouble following the relationships between characters and their different gifts But that could be rectified by reading the whole series from the begging which is something I didn t do I was impressed that the majority of the female characters in the book are strong independent women They know what they want, or who they want, and go after it That brings me to the relationship between Maeve and Brody The attraction towards one another was intense but not in an insta love sort of way The author did a great job of allowing a reader like myself, who hasn t read the other books, to feel Maeve and Brody s connection, which had been building throughout the series And once they finally engaged in sex, virginal Maeve had her little shifter socks blown off.So, if you re looking for romance, adventure, shifters, and curses, I recommend The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea and the other books in the series After such a smooth read and writing style that satiated my need for easy to follow fantasy, I ll be looking out for what Kerrelyn Sparks comes up with next For of my reviews go to I was provided an Excerpt by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review Reader s Note This is the final book of the Embraced Series It s labeled as Book 2, but it s actually Book 5 in a fabulous series published by two separate publishers.Since How To Tame A Beast in Seven Days Book 1 , I have wanted to know Brody s story How did he get cursed Who cursed him What was his history FINALLY I get my answers Brody s history is tragic, but this story is all about happy endings and new beginnings.Maeve is a heroine I can get behind Brave and fearless, she s not one to sit on the sidelines and let the men do the work for her Tired of being left behind, she decides to take matters into her own hands In the process, she discovers her own origins and paves the way for her own happy ending.I love these books Every one of them were wonderful, and I keep wanting The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea is an amazing end to the series While I want to see tales from Aerthlan, I can t wait to see what Kerrelyn Sparks has in store of her readers The Embraced Series How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days Book 1 So I Married a Sorcerer Book 2 Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon Book 3 How to Love Your Elf Book 4 The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea Book 5 This whole series has been amazing and just as great as Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake series From the first book to the last I have become engrossed from the first page Every single book has been a four to five star rating and this one is most definitely one of my favorites in the series Maeve and Brody have stepped around each from years Their chemistry has been potent from the beginning and it was a enjoy to see them come together at last Brody has lived a hard life since the age of ten He has lived with an interesting curse and doesn t believe he is worthy of Maeve Maeve is stubborn and knows what she wants She is definitely a character who beats to her own drum and is a great heroine.There is also a nice side romance that takes place, but it doesn t take away from the main story.This last book of the series ended wonderfully I do suggest that one reads the series in order to enjoy the whole experience because there is a lager story arc contained within each romance I can t wait to see what Kerrelyn Sparks rights next She is always an auto by for me I received this ARC via Netgalley and all opinions are my own. What an incredible book this turned out to be I just adored it in every way A epic finale to love and adore Full review to come closer to publishing date The final book in the Embraced Series is one of the best With many questions answered in regards to Brody and Maeve s origins, and secrets revealed about other characters in the story it was a fitting end to a wonderful series I highly recommend this book to all the fans of the Embraced.