Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mermaids, Selkies and Sirens Oh My!

Five stars for Tangled Tides!  What a page turner and exciting story.  I would call this the ‘Twilight of the sea’ what with the hot guy you cannot get close to because of what bad thing he can do to you…

The story is about a Yara, who just turns 18 years old and gets turned into a mermaid after a hurricane hits her town.  She discovers a whole new world beyond the human world and learns that she is the centre of it all.  Other than mermaids, selkies and sirens try to push her into choosing a side once and for all. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will say I am a mermaid fan all the way.  I enjoyed the scene where Yara is welcomed to the mermaid world and gifted with items and praises.  It made you really see into their world that they have had to create in the human world since their own world is cut off from all those who still live. 

A similar book to this that I can think of is Everblue by Brenda Pandos; a hidden world of mermaids try to survive in a world without being caught by humans meanwhile one merman falls for a human girl.  Another book I recommend is the Forgive my Fins series by Tara Childs; a mermaid princes trying to live a double life (as a human and mermaid) while trying not to fall for a human boy she doesn’t like.

Tangled Tides is full of adventure and point of views not normally seen in books these days where you can get a view into the thoughts of the main characters.  I seriously hope there is a second book in the making…

Now onto the The Girl of Fire and Thorns…  

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Queen of Queen's

Wow I am not sure how to give this review - this book was crazy!  The false King of Iron is trying to destroy the NeverNever and Ms. Chase and her boyfriend Ash are brought back into the world they thought they were rid of.  Along with new friends and old they try to find a way to save the NeverNever and defeat the false Iron King once and for all.

What I enjoyed about this book was that we begin to see a very different Megan from the last two books.  She begins training to fight off the Iron Knights that are still after her, her relationship with Ash becomes more intense and Puck still manages to fit into their world but not igniting the love triangle this time around.  

My favorite scene in this book that actually had me tearing up was when Megan asked Ash to become her knight.  That scene was so intense and romantic I just... Yeah I almost cried.  Another favorite scene is near the end when she battles the false king and discoverers her trust powers.

I am not sure what books I could recommend that are similar to this book because this one was just crazy.  I still feel like my last recommendations still apply I guess (Glimmer Glass by Jenna Black).

This book, the way it ends had me just hating yet loving the ending at the same time.  I am so glad that I have the last book when I finished this book so there was no time to be wasted in reading the next book...