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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.
Fins are Forever- Tera Lynn Childs
*I edited this post and then none of it saved and then this placeholder draft published and now im livid so yea here’s an abbreviated version of what I originally wrote.
Fins are Forever picks up with Lily and Quince shortly after they return in Forgive My Fins. Fans of the first book’s sea-themed expressions will not be disappointed as they remain intact in the sequel. The ending came too quickly and impetuously, a counterpoint to the ongoing questions and struggle between duty and desire from the rest of the book.
While I found this second book to be less intriguing than the first, I cannot wait for Tera Lynn’s new series SWEET VENOM due out in October! I read the extended chapter sampler: Greek mythology, fighting monsters, fancy private schools. YES PLEASE!
Fins are Forever came out on June 28th. You can get a copy here. Read the first book Forgive My Fins too. Follow Tera Lynn on Twitter @TeraLynnChilds or on her website here.