Wavecrossed Blog Tour

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Wavecrossed is hosted over at Oops! I Read a Book Again! Check out all the stops on the tour here: http://oopsireadabookagain.blogspot.com/2013/07/release-day-blitz-and-blog-tour-invite.html

For my stop on the tour I am hosting a review!

Wavecrossed by Andrea Colt

Wavecrossed

Publication date: August 22nd 2013

Number of pages: 291

Series: ?

Source: In exchange for review as part of the blog tour. My opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

Genre: Paranormal YA

Synopsis:

A young-adult paranormal novel about selkies, tasers, kissing and secrets.
 
To Cassandra Kelleher, trust is a dirty word.
 
A teenage selkie who grew up on land, all she wants is to free her family from the man who stole their sealskins long ago. With her twin brother Brennan losing hope and her window of opportunity disappearing like the beach at high tide, she’ll try anything.
 
Before long, however, Cassandra can’t tell whether her biggest threat is the man holding her family captive, a classmate who’s discovered her secret, or her own paranoia. Battling broken friendships and alarming romantic entanglements, Cassandra finds that trust could be the key to winning her family’s freedom … or losing her own.
 
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Review:
 
It’s the first time in a while that I have found as many quotes as I found in Wavecrossed to share with you. But that’s what happens when the author has an excellent style of writing that is modern and perfect for this book.

I learnt something from Wavecrossed. About something called a selkie. You might want to look up what a selkie is before reading because I assumed the book was about mermaids or something from the watery cover, so I kind of went huh? when I began reading.

The characters were awesome, particularly Brennan and Leisel. Admittedly, Cassandra’s attitude annoyed me sometimes, but other than that I pretty much liked all of them (Cassandra included). There was every character you could want, a nice girl – Leisel, a bad girl – Ashlyn, a villain – Mr Murphy, a nice and yet a little bad guy – Brennan and of course Paul just has a category of his own.

I got a little bit annoyed every time a character’s lips quirked because that seemed to happen at least twice a chapter. But other than that, I’m not complaining.

I would recommend this to people who like water themed books (mermaids, selkies, etc.) and enjoy writing with a modern feel to it.

Here are some quotes I loved:

“Midnight is the perfect time to eat a turtle” – the first sentence (1%)

“Looks were a mask; you couldn’t trust them. They never showed the person underneath.” – 26%

“Your getting your ass kicked by a wall.” I said, “That’s embarrassing.”
Paul turned. He scanned me from head to toe and I thought would comment on my new outfit but all he said was, “This wall competed I the Olympics.” – 85%

4/5 stars!

 
Add Wavecrossed to Goodreads
 
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Author bio:
 
Andrea ColtAndrea Colt grew up reading and squabbling with her identical twin. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, a fridge full of cheese, and two feline muses. Visit andreacolt.com to get to know her better.
 
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Buy Wavecrossed:
 
Amazon | CreateSpace (paperback) | B&N
 
 
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