Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tangled Tides Review

328 pages
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. 

Review: 
First a warning, if you don't like books that are mostly romance then Tangled Tides isn't for you. With that being said, Tangled Tides is a beautifully written mermaid tale that also incorporates mythology into the storyline. Yara is a great female character although she tends to complain a bit more than I liked. Treygan and Yara's relationship is a "love at first sight but I hate you" type of relationship. I loved the way that their relationship progressed in this novel and the fact that they had quite a few obstacles in their way. Their are quite a few surprises and twists in the story and between the characters. I think that a great job was done on the mermaid world building and the different characters were described beautifully. I recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good romantic mermaid tail with a mythological twist.