Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.
Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa’s mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?
Unfortunately, this novel didn’t grab me or really keep my attention as I would have liked. Nerissa Marin’s character drove me a bit batty as she’s extremely spoiled and condescending, and I have found that if I don’t like the main character in my novel, I generally don’t care for the book overall. Such is the case with this one. While the premise was there for Waterfell, and the idea behind these water people was quite enchanting, the story itself was much too slow for the likes of me, especially as it revolved around Nerissa and her insta-feelings for Lo. Not enough happened for me to really become interested in this novel, and I’m sad to say I can only give it two stars.