I really love mermaid stories and when I read the back of the book it captured me. Mostly cause the storyline was different then what I see around. And this book was different yet it did run along the same lines as other mermaid stories.The characters in this book I really like. They were all the same as in the burden that they carried as a a human. I really like the old tale of how they become mermaids. It gave a an interesting twist on the story all together. Luce has been through so much. I adored her stealth and wittiness. She was different but didn't flaunt it. She just wanted to live a happy normal life for once. One thing that really grabbed me about her was her ways of finding out things. Even when she was sneaking around looking for answers, she never gave to much of herself away. She was always once step ahead of everyone.One thing that really grabbed me about this book was that there was no love interest. These girls or rather mermaids, their tale of surviving and what they went through was enough to hold the reader. They had to come to the conclusions if what they were doing was right. Do they seek forgiveness and let it go or do they allow humans to pay for the past things that was done to them? What these mermaids come to find is that there anger has caused more pain then what they know.