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“There’s something out in that water. Be ready to take the people you love and leave when it comes onshore.” For three months, Lyric Walker has been trapped in the hunting grounds, the Alpha city at the bottom of the ocean. But Lyric Walker, Brooklyn girl, is not going down without a fight. She makes an unlikely alliance with her jailor, a Rusalka named Husk. Husk reveals t “There’s something out in that water. Be ready to take the people you love and leave when it comes onshore.” For three months, Lyric Walker has been trapped in the hunting grounds, the Alpha city at the bottom of the ocean. But Lyric Walker, Brooklyn girl, is not going down without a fight. She makes an unlikely alliance with her jailor, a Rusalka named Husk. Husk reveals the truth about what actually resides in the Great Abyss. The Great Abyss is not some Alpha god but belongs to an unknown clan of monsters, ones who think in a hive mentality and believe anyone who cannot hear their voice is broken and must be destroyed. And Lyric has just woken them. After a death-defying escape, Lyric makes her journey back to the mainland to prepare humanity for another monster invasion. Once reunited with her parents, Bex, and hot-nerd-with-potential Riley, Lyric has to break the terrible truth. Lyric was just a girl when the Alpha arrived in her hometown. She was a soldier in the second attack that saved her world. What will she have to become now, and who will she have to leave behind?


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“There’s something out in that water. Be ready to take the people you love and leave when it comes onshore.” For three months, Lyric Walker has been trapped in the hunting grounds, the Alpha city at the bottom of the ocean. But Lyric Walker, Brooklyn girl, is not going down without a fight. She makes an unlikely alliance with her jailor, a Rusalka named Husk. Husk reveals t “There’s something out in that water. Be ready to take the people you love and leave when it comes onshore.” For three months, Lyric Walker has been trapped in the hunting grounds, the Alpha city at the bottom of the ocean. But Lyric Walker, Brooklyn girl, is not going down without a fight. She makes an unlikely alliance with her jailor, a Rusalka named Husk. Husk reveals the truth about what actually resides in the Great Abyss. The Great Abyss is not some Alpha god but belongs to an unknown clan of monsters, ones who think in a hive mentality and believe anyone who cannot hear their voice is broken and must be destroyed. And Lyric has just woken them. After a death-defying escape, Lyric makes her journey back to the mainland to prepare humanity for another monster invasion. Once reunited with her parents, Bex, and hot-nerd-with-potential Riley, Lyric has to break the terrible truth. Lyric was just a girl when the Alpha arrived in her hometown. She was a soldier in the second attack that saved her world. What will she have to become now, and who will she have to leave behind?

30 review for Heart of the Storm

  1. 4 out of 5

    Yodamom

    3.5 stars A great series with a rushed ending. I really enjoyed tis YA series. The fresh look at merpeople and sea creatures was really cool and kept me coming back for more. The character details alone are worth the read. They are believable, functional, and awesome. Mr. Buckley has a wonderful imagination. He also developed some shameful characters that you just love to hate, really love to hate ! LOL My problems with the book was the rushed pacing. Everything was happening at a semi regular pa 3.5 stars A great series with a rushed ending. I really enjoyed tis YA series. The fresh look at merpeople and sea creatures was really cool and kept me coming back for more. The character details alone are worth the read. They are believable, functional, and awesome. Mr. Buckley has a wonderful imagination. He also developed some shameful characters that you just love to hate, really love to hate ! LOL My problems with the book was the rushed pacing. Everything was happening at a semi regular paced then bam, bam, bam, we were at the end. The new characters just never got developed enough and they were so amazing. I loved Husk, he was just getting so interesting and then it ended with him not fully finished for me. I had the same issue with Fantom, why did he just disappear in the book ? It felt like there was a hole. I fell like these side characters need their own book I liked them better than the MCand we got too much of her and not enough of them.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Suzzie

    The ending seemed a bit rushed but overall I loved it. I would read a spin off of the series because I love the characters and the humor Buckley puts in. Recommended series for sure!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lara

    Update 2/21/17: just saw this in Chapters and nearly jumped for joy. Sadly the hardcover is too expensive for me at this point, but I will definitely be buying the kindle and reading asap! We don't even have a cover yet? I am actually so pumped for this book, and I can not wait until February!!! Update 2/21/17: just saw this in Chapters and nearly jumped for joy. Sadly the hardcover is too expensive for me at this point, but I will definitely be buying the kindle and reading asap! We don't even have a cover yet? I am actually so pumped for this book, and I can not wait until February!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I read the first two books. This 3rd one I believe he just gave up.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    A great ending to this non-stop action series! Part taken from a good anime, part taken from the myth of Atlantis Michael Buckley knows to create amazing characters and a great story

  6. 4 out of 5

    A B

    What a stinker with a nasty c*nt of a protagonist. It's so bad that I will not even consider reading other books by this author. If he's going to phone it in instead of providing even just a mediocre experience, I'm done. (Seriously, I do not see how you can rate this book as anything other than a 1 star. You deserve better than a book like this.) So, let's recap. We left book 1 with Lyric and a handful of good Alphas winning a battle against the bad Alphas and the Rusalka. Book 2 added some more What a stinker with a nasty c*nt of a protagonist. It's so bad that I will not even consider reading other books by this author. If he's going to phone it in instead of providing even just a mediocre experience, I'm done. (Seriously, I do not see how you can rate this book as anything other than a 1 star. You deserve better than a book like this.) So, let's recap. We left book 1 with Lyric and a handful of good Alphas winning a battle against the bad Alphas and the Rusalka. Book 2 added some more kids to the mix and had the Scooby Gang going up against not just bad Alphas and Rusalka, but an Undine. Well, for 30 seconds or so. It ended with Lyric jumping into the water. Now we're going to see Lyric team up with former enemies to fight an even more worser evil!!! So original!!! So creative!!! I've never seen this type of plot device before!!! Fuck this shitty series!!! Spoilers follow. Think you were gonna get some cool scenes underwater? Nah. It flits back and forth between her time undersea and three months afterwards...on a boat in Panama. There is zero creativity with the undersea hunting grounds. The buildings have no ceilings, so why does Lyric walk (or swim) through hallways and doors instead of just swimming into the room she wants? The Alphas are afraid of shark attacks, so wouldn't ceilings add security? How does she stay hydrated? Does she sleep in a bed? Why doesn't she float away? How do they get light on the ocean floor? How does she take a crap? Anyone with an iota of common sense will figure out that Lyric is going to endear herself to the Rusalka. Even after one saves her, she has no problem murdering 2 to use as shark bait to escape. There's no Fathom, Arcade, Ghost, or any of the remotely interesting characters, but plenty of Bex, the second most obnoxious and useless character. Once Lyric is on shore, she's now the most wanted special snowflake in the world because humans still don't trust the Alpha (can you fucking blame them? the Alpha have decimated the population and destroyed most of the coast, turning the US into an ununited state of chaos). Oh, and she's now psychic and sees visions of her dead friend, Shadow. Remember the love triangle? Me either. Turns out Lyric's romp in the fish tank got her knocked up (that's what made her psychic) and the leftover guy is heartbroken. The big bad destroys more innocent humans in horrific ways before Lyric literally just tells it to stop. And it does. Seriously, the entire battle scene and resolution is less than 10 pages. She rescues her Alpha friends shortly before the final battle. Fathom turns out to be a standup guy and wants to marry her and raise their child. She inexplicably says "I choose me". What the fuck does that mean? They love each other and are soulmates, so she's going to raise her fish bastard on dry land away from his dad because....oh yeah, she's a c*nt.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)

    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. After a kind of lackluster second book in the series, I was kind of wary about this one. I wanted to read the final one to see what happened, but I was worried that this one would be a bit slow and uninteresting. I am very happy to say this was NOT TRUE. Yes, the book took a bit of a weird turn at the end of the last one when Lyric was taken captive by Minerva and taken underwater. The book goes back and forth between her time as I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. After a kind of lackluster second book in the series, I was kind of wary about this one. I wanted to read the final one to see what happened, but I was worried that this one would be a bit slow and uninteresting. I am very happy to say this was NOT TRUE. Yes, the book took a bit of a weird turn at the end of the last one when Lyric was taken captive by Minerva and taken underwater. The book goes back and forth between her time as hostage and the time after when she escaped. There is a lot of adventure and action in this book and there are also new monsters. Humans and Alpha must learn to work together to fight these new creatures. But they have to get past their own prejudices first. This book had a lot of political and racial undertones and I thought it was quite relevant considering everything going on in the world today. I liked that the romance part was a subplot instead of the main thing with this one. The focus was all about saving the world (kind of annoying that Lyric was apparently the only one who could do that, but whatever). There was a little bit of a love triangle, but not much. Lyric is still obviously pining for Fathom, but she still makes some adult decisions about their relationship. She starts to realize that maybe things weren't love at first sight for them, which was a refreshing change. There are parts of the ending that I enjoyed and one thing happened that annoyed me (no spoilers), but all in all, I was pretty satisfied with the conclusion. I loved seeing more of the Alpha and Lyric's family and all her friends. Good ending to the series.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Publisher via NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian *Rating* 3.5 *My Thoughts* Heart of the Storm is the third and final installment in author Michael Buckley's Undertow series. When last we saw our protagonist, Lyric Walker, she was being dragged down into the deepest part of the ocean by her nemesis Minerva, and her Rusalka allies. The story actually goes back and forth through several chapters before pushing ahead. There are chapters where we learn how Lyric was treated while being he *Source* Publisher via NetGalley *Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian *Rating* 3.5 *My Thoughts* Heart of the Storm is the third and final installment in author Michael Buckley's Undertow series. When last we saw our protagonist, Lyric Walker, she was being dragged down into the deepest part of the ocean by her nemesis Minerva, and her Rusalka allies. The story actually goes back and forth through several chapters before pushing ahead. There are chapters where we learn how Lyric was treated while being held by Minerva. Then, there are the chapters that focuses on Lyric's time after being rescued, and finding herself once again at center stage in the biggest play she's ever starred in *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews 02/15/2017 http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/201...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Huss

    While I enjoyed it, I couldn't help but feel that this finale to the series was a bit lackluster. Everything seemed to happen a little too fast without any "real" conflict (at least not when compared to the previous books). I did enjoy Lyric's journey, however, and the first half of the book alternating between current time and her three months spent underwater was paced pretty perfectly. The ending though felt anticlimactic and lacked the "wow" factor of the previous novels. While I enjoyed it, I couldn't help but feel that this finale to the series was a bit lackluster. Everything seemed to happen a little too fast without any "real" conflict (at least not when compared to the previous books). I did enjoy Lyric's journey, however, and the first half of the book alternating between current time and her three months spent underwater was paced pretty perfectly. The ending though felt anticlimactic and lacked the "wow" factor of the previous novels.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nova Syzygy

    That was...interesting. I don’t know how to feel about the fact that Lyric got pregnant, though she is but a dumb teenager that didn’t think of using protection. I guess it just emphasizes her flaws. Review to come later.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

    Great series, tons of potential but the ending ugh was just not enough.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Blake T

    Heart of the Storm is the third and final book in the Undertow trioligy. This book is just as good as the first and second books, so enjoy! In the third book 18-year old Lyric Walker is now the world's most wanted criminal. Yes, you heard me right, she is now the world's most wanted criminal. She is as weak as a crippled soldier, yet some how she is still clinging on to what happens to be her life. At the end of the second book, Lyric sprawls out over the beach with absolutely all strength d Heart of the Storm is the third and final book in the Undertow trioligy. This book is just as good as the first and second books, so enjoy! In the third book 18-year old Lyric Walker is now the world's most wanted criminal. Yes, you heard me right, she is now the world's most wanted criminal. She is as weak as a crippled soldier, yet some how she is still clinging on to what happens to be her life. At the end of the second book, Lyric sprawls out over the beach with absolutely all strength drained from her. But in the beginning of the third book she is taken into Minerva's wicked grasp. Instead of quickly desposing of her, Minerva decides to spare Lyric's life... but barely. She is forced to hunt, catch, prepare, and feed the vicious queen. But then a Rusalka, who calls himself Huke, helps Lyric with all that is expected of her. Later Lyric finds that Huke is unlike any other Rusalka--he can speak English and understand humans! The secret is that Huke's power seeking glove enabled him the ability to understand and process human words and thoughts through his brain. Wait, that's not all, he also has ties to Lyric's brain to hear and feel whatever Lyric might be feeling. Together as a team they dominate the next few months until another casuailty occurs. This time it is not something that Lyric finds intresting. The deathly queen is ill, but this isn't just any type of ill, she is pregnant! And if the remaining Alfa find out, they will shed blood for the throne until they all die. So what will Lyric do? Will she help the queen, or will she use her chance and swim away? But that's not all, another species that could be possibly the only species on earth, are angry and will stop at nothing to kill every single human until they can produce new "children" of their own. I loved this book because of all of the action. It was as action-packed, as the greatest comic books made, yet still finds a balance to make it suspenseful. I didn't like this book because at some points it made me feel scared. This book is a lot like the Walking Dead series becasue it's scary and suspenseful. People who will like this book are people who like action, suspense, romance, and comedy. Have fun reading!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kassandra Patti

    This book ending in a way that I definitely didn't see coming, but I still enjoyed it a lot! The ending was rushed. The war against the new creatures was short and sweet. Max seemed like a little cutie pie! I'm kind of sad that Fathom and Lyric aren't together I wanted to to have more of a connection that that they're parents but it works out fine. Bex is a bad ass from start to finish! I absolutely loved her. This book ending in a way that I definitely didn't see coming, but I still enjoyed it a lot! The ending was rushed. The war against the new creatures was short and sweet. Max seemed like a little cutie pie! I'm kind of sad that Fathom and Lyric aren't together I wanted to to have more of a connection that that they're parents but it works out fine. Bex is a bad ass from start to finish! I absolutely loved her.

  14. 4 out of 5

    ⎊Annie⎊

    Some of the stuff was completely unexpected knowing how YA literature is about doing el delicioso sin protección. I’m always happy to get a family and more to know a girl chooses herself over everything. The thing that bothered me was that Buckley changed the facility’s name from Tempest to Trident lol

  15. 4 out of 5

    Noah K

    Lyric Walker has just finished defending the human race for a second time, this time though against the Rusalka. But her gift in return is getting captured by the evil queen of the Alpha "Minerva" and being dragged off to be killed in the Great Abyss. However a Rusalka named Husk steps in and reasons for Lyrics life, but in return Lyric has to be Minerva's slave. Lyric stays Minerva's slave for three months until she trys to escape while Minerva is struggling with a failed pregnancy. When Minerv Lyric Walker has just finished defending the human race for a second time, this time though against the Rusalka. But her gift in return is getting captured by the evil queen of the Alpha "Minerva" and being dragged off to be killed in the Great Abyss. However a Rusalka named Husk steps in and reasons for Lyrics life, but in return Lyric has to be Minerva's slave. Lyric stays Minerva's slave for three months until she trys to escape while Minerva is struggling with a failed pregnancy. When Minerva finds out about this she is outraged, so much so that she battles Lyric to the death. Lyric and Minerva's fight goes all the way into the Great Abyss "aka really a volcano", where Lyric triumphs over Minerva, but in an interesting fashion. Minerva gets eaten by beasts that call themselves the Tartigrade, and claim that all the broken ones must be destroyed to make way for new children. Lyric does how ever end up escaping, but she can feel the Tartigrade slashing towards land with hopes to kill everyone who is broken. What will Lyric do next? Find out by reading Heart Of The Storm. What I loved about this book was that it coveyed the message that no mather are great differnces we can still fight and live together. This story really made me feel suspenseful because Lyric has to over come so many obstacles. I would reccomend this book to those who enjoy action and romance. I would also reccomend this book to those who have read Legend.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Monica Goodell

    While there were a few weird things in this book, it was pretty good. The ending was a little lackluster, but overall, I enjoyed it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    So this whole series has been kind of...odd, although still interesting enough on the whole for me to see through to the end. This final installment felt a bit, I don't know...short? Anti-climatic? Cliche? While it did keep my attention, I was frustrated by the love triangle (which was pointless) and by the final conflict, which I felt was resolved much too quickly and with not enough clarity. There was one plot twist (view spoiler)[Lyric's pregnancy (hide spoiler)] that I thought kind of ended So this whole series has been kind of...odd, although still interesting enough on the whole for me to see through to the end. This final installment felt a bit, I don't know...short? Anti-climatic? Cliche? While it did keep my attention, I was frustrated by the love triangle (which was pointless) and by the final conflict, which I felt was resolved much too quickly and with not enough clarity. There was one plot twist (view spoiler)[Lyric's pregnancy (hide spoiler)] that I thought kind of ended up stealing the show, although more for its human interest potential and not (view spoiler)[because of whatever wierd "upgrade" the unborn baby had that helped them win the final battle (hide spoiler)] . I did really enjoy the epilogue, though. It was sweet, a bit understated, and honestly, just about perfectly done.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    The Undertow book series are my absolute favorite book series out of all the books I've read, so if you haven't read these make sure to read them. The Undertow series is about a girl named Lyric Walker who thought she was an average human being, but she is soon to find out that she is a hybrid. Part human and part Alpha. In Undertow 3 which is Heart of the Storm it has been a while since the attacks on Coney Island. When Lyric comes back to her family in the book she and the whole population of The Undertow book series are my absolute favorite book series out of all the books I've read, so if you haven't read these make sure to read them. The Undertow series is about a girl named Lyric Walker who thought she was an average human being, but she is soon to find out that she is a hybrid. Part human and part Alpha. In Undertow 3 which is Heart of the Storm it has been a while since the attacks on Coney Island. When Lyric comes back to her family in the book she and the whole population of the United States don't have long until a group called the Tardigrade attack. Lyric and her other hybrid and alpha friends have to prepare the world for what happens next, but will they be able to teach the whole U.S. how to fight, fire guns, and how to protect themselves before the tardigrade attack and try to take over the world? You will have to read the series to find out! I love love love this book and the books before it. These books make me feel all kinds of emotions when I read them. Sometimes I'm so happy I can't even read and other times I'm so frustrated I want to cry. This book has some fighting, and some romance in it. I think everyone will enjoy this book if they read it. If you want to start reading the series the first book is Undertow, and the second book is called Raging Sea. You can find all three books at our library at HCMS! Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! Enjoy!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alexandria

    The second book of this series was kinda slow for me. A lot of it irritated but, that may have been mainly due to the fact that the plot was based on decisions of a 17 year old girl. This book drew me back into the series though. Especially that twist in chapter 12 I did not see coming at all. I loved reading about the Hunting grounds and Lyrics time there the change in setting was nice. The epilogue was cute. Like most books I would love to read more about what the future holds for all the char The second book of this series was kinda slow for me. A lot of it irritated but, that may have been mainly due to the fact that the plot was based on decisions of a 17 year old girl. This book drew me back into the series though. Especially that twist in chapter 12 I did not see coming at all. I loved reading about the Hunting grounds and Lyrics time there the change in setting was nice. The epilogue was cute. Like most books I would love to read more about what the future holds for all the characters!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Danilyn N

    Lyric has come back from the dead, well not literally just she was trapped in the darkness of the ocean for 3 months. And when she comes back she comes back with a warning. A new enemy has arisen and they have to stop it. I LOVED this book!! It gives me the chills knowing that something big is going to happen. It has an amazing plot Line and the emotion it had in this book was overwhelming. This story,are me feel many things, sadness, happiness, excitement and etc. all those action romance and d Lyric has come back from the dead, well not literally just she was trapped in the darkness of the ocean for 3 months. And when she comes back she comes back with a warning. A new enemy has arisen and they have to stop it. I LOVED this book!! It gives me the chills knowing that something big is going to happen. It has an amazing plot Line and the emotion it had in this book was overwhelming. This story,are me feel many things, sadness, happiness, excitement and etc. all those action romance and drama lovers out there, READ THIS BOOK! This book would put the Hunger Games to shame. This book will teach things you would never imagine.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah Crain

    4.5 out of 5 stars It is with a heavy heart that I write this review because doing so means I've finished the book and therein the series. There will be no more installments because the Undertow series was a trilogy after all, and Heart of the Storm was book three. It was the culmination of a story that drew me in with the first page of the first book and kept me anchored until the very last page of this very last book. It was packed with excitement, horror, action, love, and even hope. Book one 4.5 out of 5 stars It is with a heavy heart that I write this review because doing so means I've finished the book and therein the series. There will be no more installments because the Undertow series was a trilogy after all, and Heart of the Storm was book three. It was the culmination of a story that drew me in with the first page of the first book and kept me anchored until the very last page of this very last book. It was packed with excitement, horror, action, love, and even hope. Book one was excellent and really got me interested in seeing where the author could take his idea, yet the ending left something to be desired. I assumed and had hopes that another book would follow to take up the slack; however, I wasn't for sure. Then book two came out (Yay!) and was pretty incredible, but the ending was a wham-bam-thank you mam cliffhanger setting things up for book three. So when it came down to it, my biggest concern going into this final installment was whether or not I would be satisfied with the conclusion Buckley came up with. You always want a book to have a solid ending, but especially one that the author is putting to bed after allowing you to grow attached to the characters and their storyline over several books/years. And though I had a few small complaints, I have to say that I was truly pleased with the overall wrap up of Lyric's tale. Of all the books, I'd say Heart of the Storm packed the darkest, heaviest, most political/racial punch. Told through two different time perspectives- then and now, Lyric's story continued. New monsters were unleashed. And humanity and Alpha, as a whole, had to decide which wars were really worth fighting. Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for introducing me to this crazy series three books ago and once again today. It's been a pleasure.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ashton

    I love this series and the characters, but the ending felt too rushed.

  23. 4 out of 5

    αλήθεια

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The ending??? LIke??? Spoilers ahead. You've been warned. Again I say: the ending??? what??? Ok so I get that the author (who, side note, is a dude) was trying to make the whole situation with Lyric and Fathom, like, girl power type thing or something? Idk, but I SO did not like that even though Max was Fathom's baby, Lyric was just like "nope, I want to be by myself and raise our kid by myself"?? Like?? SHe kept saying it was impossible for them to be together and yet it really wasn't. She could ha The ending??? LIke??? Spoilers ahead. You've been warned. Again I say: the ending??? what??? Ok so I get that the author (who, side note, is a dude) was trying to make the whole situation with Lyric and Fathom, like, girl power type thing or something? Idk, but I SO did not like that even though Max was Fathom's baby, Lyric was just like "nope, I want to be by myself and raise our kid by myself"?? Like?? SHe kept saying it was impossible for them to be together and yet it really wasn't. She could have gone into the sea to live, or maybe Fathom could have lived on land or SOMETHING. But no, since she chose "me", Max has to live without a father and Fathom doesn't get to raise his kid. Anywhoooo the ending wasn't horrible ig, but I didn't like it. Another thing I was confused about was Trident aka Tempest??? Like, in the first 2 books, the torture camp thing was literally called Tempest, and then randomly the author just? changed it? I was soooo confused. Anyways the book was decent. I think it was a good book, and you'll probably enjoy it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Longhairpanda

    Number three is weakest endings ever.

  25. 4 out of 5

    McKinnley McClellan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. *KIND OF SPOILERS IF YOU DIDN’T READ BOOK 1 & 2* Putting the spoilers warning on just incase I missed something lol Ugh okay like many other reviews said this book was so incredibly rushed. Especially towards the end. I was reading the final battle scene and thinking to myself “uhh how is he supposed to do a whole battle in less than 10 pages???” Now... Okayyy I’m a 23 year old(I started the first book when it first came out and I was Lyrics age) reading about a 16-17 year old but I can’t help b *KIND OF SPOILERS IF YOU DIDN’T READ BOOK 1 & 2* Putting the spoilers warning on just incase I missed something lol Ugh okay like many other reviews said this book was so incredibly rushed. Especially towards the end. I was reading the final battle scene and thinking to myself “uhh how is he supposed to do a whole battle in less than 10 pages???” Now... Okayyy I’m a 23 year old(I started the first book when it first came out and I was Lyrics age) reading about a 16-17 year old but I can’t help but feel this author didn’t know how to write like a 17 year old girl. I mean being a middle aged man... lol like I rolled my eyes at a lot of his “thoughts” for her. Like the lipgloss thing in the 2nd book, she’s being kept, she’s malnourished and she’s down in the dumps of despair and you think she’d want lipgloss??? Also this book is YA but the first two books were written like a child’s author would write(which like the author mostly is so understandable)not to mention there was nooo description to the romance. Especially in book two after her and Fathom. You get “afterglow". Lol but yet come book 3 he’s dropping f bombs and other not “children” things. The book wasn’t horrible, I liked the series enough to have finished it but I can’t say I’d buy this series for myself(I borrowed from a friend). After reading the 2nd book and why/the reason Lyric started her “I’m done with Fathom” crap I was like uhhh are you serious? I honestly don’t think what he did was that unreasonable and he tried multiple times to explain to her his reasoning. In the end she does the same. The kids go to fight. In my head I was thinking okay Lyric... you’re kinda being a child about the Fathom “betraying you”. Which I supposed at 17 everything is the end of the world and any boy who does the slightest thing wrong has to be against you. And Fathom bless that boy’s heart is so stupidly in love with Lyric and she’s just sooo immature and crappy to him. Like he really wants her to just be her absolute strongest and best which I’m sure any significant other wants for their person. It’s not like he wouldn’t comfort her if she wanted him to. He literally says he would have adapted for her...changes his reserved and hard alpha tendencies. Another thing that confused me was the author really seemed to push the feminism of Lyric out in this one, which yes girl power! But then he would contradict himself with things like “I’m a damsel I need to be saved” or he like failed to explain why she needed /the importance to find that girl power within herself. I feel like what I wanted from Lyric was to grow up. I get she’s still 17, but you’d think after EVERYTHING that happens she’d grow up and gain a sense of maturity. Big sigh! Over the series she stayed the same. She only grew up in the sense of well if you read it you know what happens. But like she still has the same selfish tendencies and “woah is me” attitude till the end. Also Idk if I’m used to sappy romances but the ending sucked. I wanted more. Like the little epilogue was crap too. Hinting at a future but not really giving it to us because after reading this and book two you know how wishy washy she can be. I wanted more and it really was a “up to your imagination”ending. Glad I read it and finished it but that was a one and done for me! Ready to start my next book adventure!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cyana Scriptora

    The positives first! - I really like the new character Husk. I like the opening scene with the boat and the scene with Riley and the bridge. That's it. I have to be honest... I really liked this series by the end of book 2 and book 3 just did not have the same magic as the first two. It feels to me like the author hates his character Fathom. The role he plays in the third book is so minor. I can't figure out why... he seemed like a critical player in the first book and then just disappears in th The positives first! - I really like the new character Husk. I like the opening scene with the boat and the scene with Riley and the bridge. That's it. I have to be honest... I really liked this series by the end of book 2 and book 3 just did not have the same magic as the first two. It feels to me like the author hates his character Fathom. The role he plays in the third book is so minor. I can't figure out why... he seemed like a critical player in the first book and then just disappears in the rest of the series. The romantic relationships in this book are strange. There isn't must dialogue between Riley or Fathom and Lyric... and they lack character development. The romance is not the focus at all... so for readers who are reading this series for that... you will be pretty disappointed and it isn't the ending! I can actually get behind the ending... it makes sense for this character and her personality.... it's the lack of development... and communication between Fathom and Lyric. The other thing that I struggled with was the first half. I was so excited for this world and then the lack of physical descriptions of the rusalka made it difficult to visualize them. I still do not know what they look like. Are they mermaids or seal-like? Who knows? And then the plot line was just okay. So now, we are fighting another monster and this one is called a tardigrade! I laughed so, for all the biologists out there.... did you picture... what I pictured.... Tardigrades are not menacing at all, but as a gigantic one... I can see it... I guess. This book had so much potential, but it felt rushed to me. The last chapter was just a few pages... wrapped up really quick. And Arcade wasn't present! I love Arcade. We also never see any others characters point of view...

  27. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was so excited for the final book, but the ending was so rushed, and I was left feeling underwhelmed, and like.... that was it? Loved the first two.. this book was good-ish at best, until the last 4 chapters. - I ended up loving Husk. I loved the back story we got about the Great Abyss and how it affected the Alpha (how they heard voices) and Rusalka. - I do like that we got to see the Alpha nation underwater, and how they referred to great white sharks as Char Char. - the Tardigrade sounded dis I was so excited for the final book, but the ending was so rushed, and I was left feeling underwhelmed, and like.... that was it? Loved the first two.. this book was good-ish at best, until the last 4 chapters. - I ended up loving Husk. I loved the back story we got about the Great Abyss and how it affected the Alpha (how they heard voices) and Rusalka. - I do like that we got to see the Alpha nation underwater, and how they referred to great white sharks as Char Char. - the Tardigrade sounded disgusting. I cannot believe they were the first men. White ticks with impregnating beaks that cause humans to explode with baby maggots, ew. - Lyric becoming Prime was flimsy at best. I can’t say I’m surprised she got knocked up, BUT... “I choose me.” NO MAAM NOT AFTER ALL THAT BUILDUP, you let fathom go!? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU. - not a fan of Bex and Riley ended up together. That’s weird at best, but thrilled Arcade and Flyer were together. - the epilogue was good, left it open ended though as to what happens next, which was frustrating because I was left wondering what was happening with all these characters. - SHE GETS STABBED and all the sudden she can manipulate the tardigrade thoughts and say ok done fighting! And it’s over?? Didn’t think to try that BEFORE people were killed? What an anticlimactic ending. - Bachman deserved to be mutilated by the alpha, after she experimented on and killed them. Being in lock up? Not good enough. - I appreciate that the child was named Max after where the wild things are, to connect to how Fathom and Lyric began their story, her reading children’s books to him.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    I read the whole trilogy in a single weekend which was good for me since I find it hard to get into a series sometimes. The first book constantly grabbed my attention and made me want more. The second book seemed more rushed than the first. Everything that happened while Lyric was at Tempest confused me, but I got the main gist of it. Starting off the third book was great, except for the fact that the flashbacks only when three months back. I would have liked to know what was happening to Lyric I read the whole trilogy in a single weekend which was good for me since I find it hard to get into a series sometimes. The first book constantly grabbed my attention and made me want more. The second book seemed more rushed than the first. Everything that happened while Lyric was at Tempest confused me, but I got the main gist of it. Starting off the third book was great, except for the fact that the flashbacks only when three months back. I would have liked to know what was happening to Lyric and the others during those months. The ending (view spoiler)[[after finding out about Lyric's pregnancy](view spoiler)[ felt forced and rushed through as if just trying to get it over with. There were character such as Husk, Ghost, or Arcade that I believe should have been developed more, and as soon as they began to get more complex the series ended. The epilogue provided little amount of comfort. It was a cute ending to an action packed series, but it left more questions than answers. First of all, I understand that Lyric chose herself, but she deprived Fathom of getting to see his son grow into a toddler. Second, Buckley hints at the fact that Fathom and Lyric still have feelings for each other. I hope that Buckley will consider writing a second series that fills in some of these gaps. (view spoiler)[Also can we talk about how in book two the camp was called "Tempest," then in book 3 it was called "Trident"(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Buckley, Michael Heart of the Storm (Undertow #3), 304 pages. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. $19. Language: PG -13 (30 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG-13 (unwed pregnancy); Violence: PG-13 (lots of violent fighting, death) Lyric Walker was held captive by the insane Minerva at the edge of the Great Abyss for three months. After she discovers the truth of Minerva’s plan and the great evil that awaits in the abyss to be unleashed on the human race, she escapes with the help of Hulk. While all she wants Buckley, Michael Heart of the Storm (Undertow #3), 304 pages. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. $19. Language: PG -13 (30 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG-13 (unwed pregnancy); Violence: PG-13 (lots of violent fighting, death) Lyric Walker was held captive by the insane Minerva at the edge of the Great Abyss for three months. After she discovers the truth of Minerva’s plan and the great evil that awaits in the abyss to be unleashed on the human race, she escapes with the help of Hulk. While all she wants is to disappear into obscurity at some place far from any ocean, she in the flashpoint for everything on land and sea. If she can’t pull in together and lead the charge, then the human race and the other ocean races are doomed to destruction. Lyric’s story takes an unexpected turn when the ultimate enemy is revealed. The flashbacks between the present and Lyric’s captivity are certainly gripping. However, the resolution comes so swiftly and easily that I have reread it three times now and still can’t believe that is all it took to defeat them. If this were a stand-alone, I wouldn’t bother with it. Because it is the third in the series, you can’t get away from purchasing it. MS, HS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher http://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2017/...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Molina

    Something that I found interesting in, Heart of the Storm is when the main character Lyric is trying to go to war with a sea monster and then the military help her. Lyric was surprised because since she was a sirena they wouldn't help because they were also trying to kill her. Also, she thought the alpha wouldn't help her too because they didn't believe she was the actual prime. So when they all agreed to help her I was as surprised as she was. When it came to fighting they all kinda forgot that Something that I found interesting in, Heart of the Storm is when the main character Lyric is trying to go to war with a sea monster and then the military help her. Lyric was surprised because since she was a sirena they wouldn't help because they were also trying to kill her. Also, she thought the alpha wouldn't help her too because they didn't believe she was the actual prime. So when they all agreed to help her I was as surprised as she was. When it came to fighting they all kinda forgot that they hated each other and then came together. In the book Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley it's about a girl named Lyric Walker who hunting for three months, she is in the Alph city which is in the bottom of the ocean. She finds Husk there and finds out they are connected and they have been hearing each others voices for a while. He takes her to the great Abyss. Husk reveals the truth about what's in the great Abyss. They say, "Ones who think in a hive mentality and believe anyone who cannot hear their voice is broken and must be destroyed." Lyric had just awoken them. Lyric then makes her way to mainlands and is preparing people for a monster invasion, that's where she reunites with her parents, best friend Bex and Arcade, her "boyfriend" Riley, and Fathom. What will happen next? Will they win the fight? What will she have to leave behind?

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