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A Written Rhapsody: Giveaway & Book Notes: Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Giveaway & Book Notes: Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson

"Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. Just a few weeks after moving to the 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 manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past and learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her... and maybe even find true love along the way."

I haven't read too many books about mermaids, but the stories have always been pretty fascinating to me. Marina, our main character, is someone who is strong, smart and has a lot going for her. As she moves to a new area she goes through the normal adjustment issues, but makes the best of her situation.

The overall story moved a bit slow for me, but it never failed to stay interesting. Anderson filled her book  with colorful characters who you couldn't help wanting to know more about. My personal favorite was Meghan. I was attracted to her most because she was shy, but I saw her develop as I got to know her. I will state that I did have an issue with the character of Evie. I know I haven't read the rest of the series, so my opinion on her could change as I continue, but I really don't get why she's there. I felt her character is in the story more for the convenience of having things work well for Marina and people around her.

An aspect I really appreciated was how Anderson didn't focus on the love story so much. Though it's a large plot point, she keeps more focus on the story of mermaids and how Marina is coping with finding out information. I was actually disappointed that there wasn't more mermaid interaction in this book.

Though I had a few minor issues with the storyline, this book is an enjoyable read for new and old mermaid lovers. I look forward to seeing what happens to Marina and all her friends in the following two books in the Marina's Tales series that are out!

Giveaway: 


Derrolyn has been awesome enough to give me two ebook copies to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment below with your name and email! Contest will end on November 27th at 12 a.m. Go!


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6 Comments:

At November 18, 2011 at 6:31 AM , Anonymous Kelly Mills said...

Would love to read this, thanks for the giveaway!
Kelly M.
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At November 18, 2011 at 9:44 AM , Anonymous Amanda @ Letters Inside Out said...

YAY giveaways. I think it sounds interesting. I am always cautious about mermaid books though. I either really love them or don't like them at all.

I'm not leaving my email address, because if you don't already know it..then FAIL, sissy. :P

 
At November 22, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I checked out the review and Between the Land and the Sea sounds really good. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity! egstanley(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At November 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous Malvina Beatrice said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks!
darkenf(at)rocketmail(dot)com

 
At November 24, 2011 at 10:19 AM , Anonymous E Baker said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've really wanted to read this book
E(dot)baker219(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At November 24, 2011 at 12:16 PM , Anonymous Julie Witt said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a while now!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy:)
jwitt33 at live dot com

 

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