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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{Review} Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson

Between The Land And The Sea

Marina's Tales #1
By: Derrolyn Anderson
Release Date: March 30, 2011
Source/Format: E-book provided by author through Shut Up & Read's Read It & Reap review program

Marina is a privileged girl who’s had an unusual upbringing. Traveling the world with her scientist father, doted on by her wealthy and glamorous neighbor Evie, Marina’s life seems perfect.

Everything changes in the summer of her sixteenth year when she is sent to live with her Aunt Abby and Cousin Cruz in the lovely seaside town of Aptos, California.

Only a few weeks after arriving, 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 some increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might be able to unlock the mystery of her past and appease the mysterious forces that want something from her...

And maybe even find true love along the way.

My Thoughts:

Between the Land and the Sea is a tale of Marina's struggle to find the truth about her mother. Her father sends her away to her birthplace, Aptos, where she reconnects with family and makes new friends.

Marina's change in attitude throughout the story came as quite a surprise. In the beginning she acted like the whiny, spoiled brat she claims she doesn't want to be. Once she settles down and gets comfortable in Aptos her fierce, protective, and selfless side comes out. Despite her fears, Marina navigates through high school like a pro, putting the bullies in their place and sticking with the outcasts.

The mermaids were kind of scarce in the story. They weren't right at the forefront but always talked about, being the center of Marina, Ethan, Cruz and Megan's speculation.Throughout the story Marina's just thinking about how to get in touch with the mermaids and getting herself into sticky situations.

Between the Land and the Sea is a story for readers who love mermaid folklore and characters who understand the value of love and friendship.


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