Sunday, July 31, 2011

Book Review: Between the land and the sea

Author: Derrolyn Anderson
Title: Between the land and the sea
Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance
Series: Marina´s tales #1
Format: E-book, Kindle version
Purchase: Amazon|
Our Rating
About the book:
Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. In just a few weeks after moving to the small beach town, sixteen year old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can only manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past to learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her...and maybe even find true love along the way.Between The Land And The Sea is the first book in the series "Marina's Tales". Her story continues on in book two, The Moon And The Tide. (goodreads)

Our thoughts:

We really enjoyed this book, all three of us!

It was our first time reading a story about mermaids so it was extra exciting.

Marinas character was interesting and a mix of a fashionista and a really down to earth girl.

Coming to high school for senior year is not the easiest thing in the world, especially if you have been home schooled your entire life. Things start to look up for her though when she meets the hottest guy in school named Ethan.

Ethan's character is very lovable and of course we fell for him right away.
I mean who doesn't love a well tanned/toned surferboy who also happen to have a great personality. Marinas cousin Cruz takes her under his wing from the very beginning of the story and is a great support for her especially when she is new to town. Cruz character was very different from what we have met before in storys and we love that!

The first few pages felt a little slow, but it was absolutely no problem getting into the book.
As soon as she came to Aptos the story picked up the pace and started to be more thrilling.
The book took turns that we didn´t expect and that was what made it so good.
If you like mermaids this is an absolute must read!

1 comment:

Emily Anne said...

Between the Land And Sea sounds like an awesome book. (And it has a beautiful cover) Great review!

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