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Tangled Tides (Sea Monster Memoirs #1)- Karen Amanda Hooper
What’s a better read than a mermaid story for Memorial Day? Tangled Tides seemed like a good choice, but I’m not going to lie—-Tangled Tides was just okay for me. The first few pages I had no idea if it was a boy or a girl protagonist. Then Yara is like “hey let’s just run off with this stranger.” Did someone not teach her stranger danger? Cause for real, that’s just dumb. After those initial problems, Tangled Tides rallied a bit with interesting world creation and mythology. As the story continued the entangled relationships seemed a bit confused for me. In the end, I was kind of just “meh” about it. If you’re looking for a quick mermaid read for the beach then this hits the mark, just don’t expect much more than that.
Tangled Tides is out now and free for Amazon Prime users right now ($4.99 for other Amazon users). Check it out here.
Barnes and Nobles is currently holding my ebook hostage.
On Wednesday I purchased the fifth and last book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer. I specifically chose an ebook because I wanted it immediately; I didn’t want to wait for it to ship; I didn’t want to drive 20 minutes away to a Barnes and Nobles; I wanted it right that second. I went with Barnes and Nobles’ ebook instead of Amazon’s because I already have the ereader app for B&N (and because Amazon has done some questionable stuff when it comes to publishing and ebooks).
I purchased. I was charged. I went to download and got a “our website is down for routine maintenance.” Fine, I’ll wait till tomorrow (Tomorrow currently being today.) Today, I went to try to download it again. I click the green download button, it goes grey like it is doing something, then nothing happens. A few seconds later, the button goes green again. UH WHAT? Click green, goes grey, goes green, does nothing. Repeat. My anger and frustration are growing. I just want to read the book I paid for!
Ok Amazon, where is my pre-ordered copy of Hourglass by Claudia Gray? It was released today. It should be in my possession.