Fangs & Fins by Amy McNulty

Amazon recommended Blood, Bloom, and Water series. The complete series was in one volume so off I went to read Fangs & Fins. From the description, I thought it would be amazing.

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Ember Goodwin is a high school senior, whose mother has remarried. This remarriage gives Ember sisters. Something she never had before.

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Ivy Sheppard is also a high school senior, who is now living part-time with Ember. Her parents have shared custody of her and her little sister. While Ember and Ivy were in the same grade, they rarely talked as Ember is a bookworm and Ivy is a popular girl.

Fangs & Fins by Amy McNulty

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In Fangs & Fins, things start to happen once Ivy moves in with Ember. All of a sudden, there’s a new student at school who wears suits. Plus, a new principal arrives. Suddenly Ember and Ivy are at the center of an epic and ancient war between vampires and mermaids. Want to learn more? Read it and find out.


Okay, I have to be real here a minute. I don’t recommend this book. That is something that is hard for me to say since I know how hard authors work on their stories, but I almost didn’t finish this one. I definitely won’t be continuing the series. I’m struggled with finding a reason to care one way or the other. I think in trying to leave ambiguity and not take a side, it left the story emotionless. I didn’t see connections between any of the characters. The one good thing is that this was on Kindle Unlimited so I didn’t pay for it.

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