Series: Awakened Fate (Book One)
Author: Skye Malone
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wildflower Isle
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
Find it On: Goodreads
Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.
But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply.
Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.
It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more.
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Why did I pick up this book?
Well, as the title suggests, I signed up for this book tour and since I’m going to write a review for this book, I received an E-ARC of the book and read it on my iPhone.
Since I have not read any books about sirens/mermaids, I can’t really say much about the plot. But overall I felt that the flow and pacing was good and I was glad that the book kept up the suspense in me or I would have put it away. In terms of the plot’s originality, I can’t comment much. However, the author did create new names for the different species of sirens/mermaids and I felt that on that part it was worth pointing out. And i daresay, the names are rather original and fresh.
Since this the first book in a series, I would say that I was not really connected to them as we are still getting to know them and events are happening so I guess that by the second book I would feel some sort of connection and have deeper feelings for them. Overall I felt that the characters were great. We have the bad side, the neutral and the good. So we have a good blend of them.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Author Biography: Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she imagines couldn’t actually exist.
Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.
Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.
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