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About the Author
A Midwesterner who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, she dreams of traveling 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 closed. 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.
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- ASIN : B00KO96DYE
- Publisher : Wildflower Isle (June 3, 2014)
- Publication date : June 3, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 4623 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 249 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,193 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When I get something like this as a sample, I think the author is smart. You get enough to know if you really want to read the book. I've bought a number of books from authors who do that.
But when I get what I think is a book and it turns out to be half a book, I feel betrayed and tricked by the author. It inspires me to never want to buy books from that author, ever again.
Chloe is a seemingly average girl with strange parents. They forbid any drawing, thinking or, God forbid, going to the ocean. So when Chloe gets an invitation to her best friends beach house she has to sneak off to go. So Chloe is drawn to the ocean and her parents stay away from it, why? Her best friend's stepbrother is hot and acts like he knows something but what? People are trying to kidnap her, a guy with glowing eyes keeps trying to talk to her, and strange things are happening above and beneath the water. These are the questions and mysteries that keep me reading.
So what makes me want to stop? For one, the overuse of words. If I had a nickel for every time a character "grimaced" or "winced" I could buy a thesaurus which is what the author should invest in. Is there any other way to describe the passing of time besides a heartbeat? Chloe has a crush on Noah but there's no hint or foreshadowing of his feelings so that when anything does happen between them it seems sort of out of the blue. It left me saying, "Wait where did that come from?" I was annoyed that Baylie was cast as a best friend when she was the furthest out of the loop. How could her and Chloe be best friends when Chloe kept everything from her? At times the story moved too slowly but there is another POV besides Chloe's which sheds some light on what's going on and helps move the story along.
Basically the writing is stunted and flat but the plot thickens and the questions I have keep me reading.
The book had pretty good pacing. The characters were good, but I didn't relate of connect to them at all. I felt more like an outsider watching the events rather than caught up in the book. Even though I didn't connect, this is a solid book with a lot of things to recommend it.
It looks as if there may be a love triangle. The potential is there, even though there wasn't much romance in this book. The story is more about Chloe learning of the heritage that has been hidden from her. This story felt like an introduction for events to come. That makes sense, because it leaves the reader hanging with Chloe's life hanging in the balance.
Overall, this is a cute book written for teens. There is mild swearing and some violence.
There is so much wrong with this. It is a 2 day drive to CA from KS and where is the Amber alert? She meets her friend's dad in CA, who is apparently a rich software developer and whose wife our heroine has never met. Why haven't her parents called the dad to find out where our heroine is? Why is the friend living in small town KS when her dad and stepmom live in CA and they seem to get along? If he lives in KS, then why hasn't our heroine ever met the stepmom? Why isn't our heroine's mom not on a plane to find the wayward daughter?
This was just such a break in my disbelief that I couldn't go on.
In all honestly, fantasy books are not a genre I typically read, and I actually shy away from them. Skye hooked me from the first line…”Before we go any farther, I want to make one thing clear: I never intended to run away.” It is well written, without any typos. The pace moves along nicely in the beginning; not too fast, not too slow. By the middle, though, it the pace becomes faster. It was a sure page turner for me! I give this a 5 Star Rating. You can find this book on Amazon.com
Top reviews from other countries
I decided to try the second in the series to see if it would move past that because actually I liked the story. The theme continues but seems to disappear as the books develop until by the end of the series, it’s a really good read.
The last in the series brings all the strands left throughout the previous books in to a well crafted finish that doesn’t disappoint