About the book:
For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.
He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.
His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.
Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.
About the author:
So... why mermen? I have to admit it's quite an unique theme.
When people think of YA books, they assume it's for girls! I'm so happy my book is one of many with boy POVs. I think the story called for it, so I did it. If not, it'd be a very different sort of book.This year and last year alone, there were (at least) four YA books about mermaids. How does The Vicious Deep stand out?
I haven't read the most recent merbooks. But from summaries, mine is an urban fantasy. You have Coney Island colliding with fantastical creatures. That alone makes it different.World cultures are full of stories about merpeople. Your favorite mermaid or merman?
I don't think I have one. I hope recent stories will give me a favorite. This is because most of the older stories make mermaids out to be primpy girls combing their hair, waiting to fall in love. And while some mermaids are like that, I think we should explore their world a bit more.How long did it take you to write your debut novel?
I didn't keep track! It was brewing in my head for so many years.What's the last book you read?
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.If Tristan was to befriend one character from another book, who would that be and why?
I'll go with Calder White, from fellow Apocalypsie and deep sea writer, Anne Greenwood Brown's LIES BENEATH. As mermen, they could swap stories!
(Just for fun, so that your readers get to know you better, short questionnaire!)Coffee or tea? CoffeeCats or dogs? CatsVampires or werewolves? VampiresDeadly handsome stranger or the boy next door? Handsome strangerE-books or paper copies? Paper!Sunrise or sunset? SunsetTime or money? MoneyFact or fiction? FictionWriting or reading? Writing
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