Monday, April 15, 2013

Surface by Tiffany Daune

I participated in the blog tour hosted by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours

Title: Surface
Author: Tiffany Daune
Info: Website | Twitter | Facebook
Release Date: February 1st, 2013
Publisher: Noble Young Adult
Pages: 252
Acquired: For Review
Format: Electronic Copy
Age Group: Young Adult

Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.

I have to say, I don't read many books on sirens but when I do, I am rarely disappointed. This book was no exception to the fact.

When Theia is kidnapped by strangers, unsure of why or what they will do to her, they throw her into the water, and she's saved by Luc, the main love interest. Soon, Theia discovers that not everything is what it seems.

The novel took me in right away. I'm a huge fan of various points of views because, while I am a fan of first person, there's a lot more that goes on with different versions. The changes helped the story a lot and for the most part I felt pulled it together nicely.

I was a fan of Theia. She grew on me rather quickly and I liked seeing the different stages she went through and it helped me a lot, as the reader, understanding her. Daune takes the time to develop her beautifully.

Another thing I am a huge fan of is the mythologies that each author takes the time to develop. I love it even more when they do it right and not confuse the reader. It was a great addition to the tale and cleaned up a lot of questions.

If you aren't a mermaid fan, I recommend you read this because you may just change your opinion on the mermaid mythology. I'm surprised this genre hasn't blown up yet!

1 comment:

Tiffany Daune said...

Great review! And yes, I'm just as surprised mermaids aren't on everyone's mind. But hey, I was born a water girl, I guess writing about mermaids and sirens is in my genetic makeup. lol Glad you enjoyed Surface!