Disclaimer: We were given a complimentary copy of the book, Sinking, in exchange for an honest review.
“Sinking“ the story:
The story is about a girl, Jocelyn, who was found by an elderly woman on the beach of a small town in Ireland. The widow who found her decided to own the girl as the girl was suffering from Amnesia.
The writer, Sarah Armstrong, painted a beautiful picture of each character which made my feelings stronger towards each one of them.
The elderly woman who found Jocelyn was mysterious from the beginning. I honestly couldn’t decide if she was good or bad. I was pretty sure she had a deep story from her past and has done something wrong and wants to make amends.
It was a tale with the twist of mermaids. Not the fantasy kind of mermaids but the concept of mermaids whose personality belongs to the sea and not this world. Jocelyn, the main character, is a strong, confident yet kind girl who longed for the sea. I honestly thought she would be quite dull in search of her identity but Sarah Armstrong portrays her character in such an amazing manner, that it’s hard to fall in love with her.
Aidan, however, was in love with the sea and his ship but was awestruck by the beautiful personality of Jocelyn. Like in a lot of love stories, was willing to give up everything for the girl, who was holding herself back for someone else.
I really enjoyed the four-sided love story which was nicely written in a tone of suspense, keeping me guess each happening as I turned the pages. And I totally agree with the reviewers, that it was reminiscent of Jane Austin’s writing.
I loved Jocelyn from the moment she woke up. There was something about her character that makes you want to like her. And I guess that was the case that makes Aidan fall in love immediately when he sees him.
I’m a dreamer so I’ve always enjoyed fairy tales, not exactly the Once upon a time ones, but ones that mix up reality with fantasy. The way that Sarah Armstrong has described the character of Jocelyn as a classical mermaid who reacts to “civilized human society” was just perfect and I never felt like she overdid the characters.
I thoroughly enjoyed the location traveled to far extents. The author gave clear details that at times I felt I was part of the travelers. I could feel the loneliness of the island and the loud colors of India.
You know the books that are hard to put down because you’re anxious to know what will happen next, Sinking is the one for you. And this was the first book on the Sinking Trilogy, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one.
Visit Sarah Armstrong’s Website to learn more about her personal life and her upcoming release.
Aimz dreams to travel every inch of the globe and works hard to achieve it.