The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay by A. Algeri #bookreview #YA @YABoundToursPR


The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay

(La Sirena #1)

by A. Algeri 
Date: 08/20/15

Summary from Goodreads:

“The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay” is the first adventure of Brinn, a young
woman who had recently returned to her homeland, Nyar Kaad, after years of
being away.


For her mother and sister it’s only supposed to be an episodic stay, because
their intention is to return to the capital, Adaria, held by both aristocrats,
by then, to be their home. Brinn, however, isn’t interested in living in the
golden cage of high society and aspires to a different existence, that will
push her to oppose the decisions of her family and to pursue a destiny
according to her own wishes.


The accidental discovery of what looks like a map to hidden treasure, buried in
Nyar Kaad, according to tradition, by pirates once dwelling in the settlement,
will push her to search for the hidden riches- an undertaking that the
protagonist will face courageously, at the cost of challenging her fears, the
rigid social conventions, and more literal dangers to her person, venturing on
a journey into the local legends and the past of her own family, until reaching
an unexpected epilogue.


Set to Isara, a fantasy world inspired by the period between the seventeenth
and the first decades of the nineteenth centuries, “The Mermaid and the
treasure of the Bay” is a journey full of mystery in the universe where
real and supernatural coexist intersecting in a subtle and insidious way, a
world divided between palaces and largely unexplored expanses, an opulent
capital and boundless oceans.

My Review:
What an interesting book!
That was my exact thought when I finished reading. The author weaves a breath-taking story filled with adventure, fantastical creatures, family conflict and discovering your own path. 
What I didn’t like: the mother and sister bothered me to no end and I rejoiced when they were not in a scene with Brinn. 
What I loved: Brinn and the search for the buried treasure. Brinn is a role model for everyone and I found myself cheering her on when she was faced with obstacle after obstacle. 
If you love fantasy and are looking for adventure along with a search for pirate treasure, pick up this book! 
My Rating: 4 stars

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About the Author:

A. Algeri is the author of “The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay”,
his first published novel. He began writing while he was a teenager, setting
most of his stories in the world of Isara, a fantasy universe of his own

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