Welcome to my stop on the tour for this young adult paranormal. I am happy to be able to share some teasers, and a giveaway, as well as a review. Enjoy…
Coral & Bone
By Tiffany Daune
Published by Jester Ink Press
On July 7th 2014
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.
Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.
A while back I was part of the cover reveal and blitz for this, and it sounded really good. And if it was anything like Duane’s book Surface, I knew I had to read it and it was definitely worth the read. It follows Halen, who has always known there was something different about her than the other girls she has went to school with and grew up with. She learns the truth about what she is and what is means, but her accepting it is a different matter.
This has such a fantastic crew of characters. First off, Halen is just your typical teenage girl, well aside from the fact that she is a powerful siren, only she didn’t know that until recently. She just always thought she was going crazy. She had some real strength, and is showed when she learns things about herself she never though was possible. Tage was snarky and tells people like it is, and some will think she isn’t all that nice and likable. But she takes no crap and I really liked that about her. Now, of course I have to mention Dax, who is Halen’s love interest, so yes, there is a small bit of romance, it didn’t play a big part though. But I enjoy what we got between him and Halen.
The plot is fabulous, there are not only sirens and mermaids, but shifters who live on land, and a few other different species too and they were all so fascinating. There are villains, and those who might be and trying to determine who is who, is just as intriguing. Now, the story doesn’t just take place on land, and the 3 realms, Earth, Elosia and Etlis, that Duane created were very different, yet beautiful each in their own ways. With a few plot twists, and truths revealed, I was hooked. And I can’t wait to see what happens with Halen, especially with the ending. Ugh, that ending was a major cliffhanger. Jeez, I hope there is another book…
Coral & Bone was an exciting and interesting read, with great characters and beautiful worlds. I think fans of mermaids and sirens will certainly enjoy this one.
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