Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Tangled Tides

Title: Tangled Tides
Author: Karen Amanda Hooper
Published: November 5, 2011
Source: Review Copy

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one.

When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people—until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process—or she might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans.

Young Adult fans of Mermaids, Selkies, Sirens and Gorgons will love this tale of the sacrifice one makes for genuine love. Love that could be lost at any moment to the ever-changing tides.
I really enjoyed Tangled Tides. I have been wanting to read this book for a while and the promotion for Tangled Tides allowed me to read it! I'm glad I did because it was an amazing book!

I really like the cover. It captures the aspects as they are described in the book. I just like the overall cover, none of it stands out too much and it blends together well.

Karen Hooper sure knows how to keep people guessing. The story had a lot of mysterious that you had to keep reading to figure out. Which was very nice. I liked the fact that you had to keep reading and reading to figure out what was going on. Sure it was confusing at first, but what book isn't? There were times when I was wondering if this was a sequel, but then everything would be explained and I would understand again!
The story was very well written. She knew just the right words to use and how to describe everything perfectly.

Yara was a very headstrong character. She feels like everyone is lying to her and she just needs to find that one person telling the truth. When she finally does start coming around she will do anything for the people she loves. She is one kick ass mermaid!

I loved, loved, loved Treygan! He was so sweet and caring, and all he wanted to do was help Yara. For the most part. There are some occasions in the beginning of the book when he's stubborn and doesn't like her! But he is faithful and keeps himself secluded at times.

All in All:
I loved this book. It made me laugh and smile like crazy! Y'all should read this one! 4 out of 5 tacos!

The publisher is giving away one copy of Tangled Tides! Giveaway ends May 4, 2012!
Enter away, and may the odd be ever in your favor! ;)

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  1. good luck 2all
    tnx 4 the revieww

  2. Thanks so much for your review! So glad you enjoyed it. :)


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