Saturday, May 5, 2012
Review & Giveaway: Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
(The Sea Monster Memoirs #1)
by Karen Amanda Hooper
Published November 25th 2011
by Rhemalda Publishing
Yara Jones was just an average girl who is about to celebrate her eighteenth birthday when the house she shared with her uncle was hit by a hurricane and a mysterious guy appeared out of nowhere to save her life. The next thing she knew, she had fins instead of feet and can swim underwater for a very long time.
What I really like about Tangled Tides is the fact that it's very fast moving and that the writer doesn't waste any time and instead let the readers dive into the action right away. We are quickly introduced to the variety of sea creatures which includes mermaids, selkies, sirens and gorgons. And the fact that there are some very hot merman just made it much more interesting. Usually mermaids books tend to focus only on the female mer so I was really looking forward to read something from the male point of view.
There's also an element of the Greek myth in here where it is revealed that Treygan who is Yara's appointed guardian is a descendant of the mythical creatures. For once, I don't really mind the love triangle because both Treygan and Rownan (Yara's boyfriend) are so damn irresistible. As Yara is caught in the middle between the selkies and mermaids who wanted to use her, she must decide her own fate and where her heart lies.
Recommended for: fans of Forgive My Fins
Verdict: 4 stars.
In my Debut Author Reading Challenge
The publisher have kindly offered a copy of Tangled Tides to one lucky winner. All you have to do is fill the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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