Review – Oceanborn by Amalie Howard


September 28, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


Oceanborn by Amalie Howard

Book two in The Aquarathi series

Publisher : RAH media LLC

Publication date : September 23rd, 2019

Source : Ebook from Xpresso

Rating : 5 hearts





Nerissa Marin has reclaimed her birthright and assumed the mantle of queen of Waterfell, but all is not calm beneath the ocean’s surface. As signs of unrest emerge, a missive arrives that her royal consort, Lokeane Seavon, has been poisoned with a deadly biotoxin.

Riss has no choice but to go landside. Leaving her undersea throne in the hands of unknown enemies is a risk, but Lo’s survival is her only concern. Her courage will be challenged, trusted allies will become enemies, and her heart will face its greatest trial.

To defend her throne and save her prince, a warrior queen must rise.


Nerissa is finally queen, the problem is that Lo is not really accepted by her people since he is a hybrid. So he stayed on land until Nerissa took control of the situation. Unfortunately Lo is dying and he has also lost his memory. Nerissa will therefore have to find him, try to save him and at the same time save her people from the remaining hybrids.

Nerissa really takes her role as queen seriously, she has grown up a lot and makes decisions that make sense. I felt very sorry for her when she discovered that Lo didn’t remember anything about her. Good thing Jenna’s here to help her and cheer her up. She also forces her to win Lo back, which is a great idea.

Hybrids are still present, Cano and Neriah have not disappeared and Nerissa and her guards are looking for them.

Cara takes up a little more space in this book and Lo disappears a little. Speio is trying to make up for it and it’s working pretty well.

I really liked this second book, the evolution of the characters is interesting, just as we realize that no matter if you are human on your planet or alien on a foreign planet, the goal is to conquer and dominate the other.

I only have one word to say to Amalie: What is this end when I discover that Volume 3 has not been released?

Quick word: A second volume just as good as the first.


Nerissa est enfin reine, le problème c’est que Lo n’est pas vraiment accepté par son peuple puisque c’est un hybride. Il est donc resté sur la terre ferme le temps que Nerissa prenne la situation en main. Malheureusement Lo est mourant et il a aussi perdu la mémoire. Nerissa va donc devoir le retrouver, essayer de le sauver et par la même occasion sauver son peuple des hybrides restants.

Nerissa prends vraiment son rôle de reine au sérieux, elle a beaucoup muri et prends des décisions qui sont plutôt logiques. J’ai eu beaucoup de peine pour elle quand elle découvre que Lo ne se souvient de rien à son sujet. Heureusement que Jenna est là pour l’aider et lui remonter le moral. Elle la force aussi à reconquérir Lo, ce qui est une excellente idée.

Les hybrides sont encore présents, Cano et Neriah n’ont pas disparus et Nerissa et ses gardes sont à leur recherche.

Cara prend un peu plus de place dans ce tome et Lo s’efface un peu. Speio essaie de se racheter et ça fonctionne plutôt bien.

J’ai bien aimé ce second tome, l’évolution des personnages est intéressantes, tout comme on se rends compte que peut importe que tu sois humain sur ta planète ou alien sur une planète étrangère, le but est de conquérir et dominer l’autre.

Je n’ai qu’un mot à dire à Amalie : Mais c’est quoi cette fin alors que je découvre que le tome 3 n’est pas sorti ?

En bref : Un deuxième tome tout aussi bon que le premier.

About the author

AMALIE HOWARD is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. The sequel, Bloodcraft, was a silver IPPY medalist and a Children’s Moonbeam award winner. She is also the co-author of the adult historical romance series, THE LORDS OF ESSEX, written with her good friend and fellow author, Angie Morgan.

As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. Visit her at


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One thought on “Review – Oceanborn by Amalie Howard

  1. Madam Mim says:

    Sounds like a fun series!

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