Sunday, 25 August 2013

Review - Tangled Tides (The Sea Monster Memoirs, #1) by Karen Amanda Hooper

Blurb from Goodreads:
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.

My Review:
1.5/5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to All Night Reads and Karen Amanda Hooper*

This book started promisingly but as it went on I found myself losing interest.
What I liked- the concept and the mythology.
What I didn't like- how quickly Yara became a mermaid and how some things weren't fully explained (for example, C-weed and seagarettes- we're never told HOW they help just that they do).

Overall I couldn't get into this book but I liked the premise.