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Monday, 16 April 2012

Review and Giveaway: Tangled Tides


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Tangled Tides is a contemporary book about magic and myth, featuring mermaids, sirens, selkies and gorgons, all in a completely new light.  I have to admit that I was expecting a dark twist on the world of merfolk, but I think the story could be interpreted as dark or as a beautiful fairytale.

The story is told in first person through the eyes of the three main characters.  I actually found this a bit of a problem in enjoying the story as I spent a lot of time trying to work out whose voice I was reading, rather than experiencing the story.  While I think it would have been better told in third person, the positive of reading the different character perspectives made each side’s point of view crystal clear and understandable by the reader.

I found this book difficult to read for the first third as I felt it spent too much time telling me about the mer-world, rather than diving into the story.  However, once I was past this point, the story suddenly became so intriguing that I found myself reading for hours, unwilling to pause as I wanted to know what was going to happen.

I would recommend Tangled Tides to anyone who still believes in fairytales or who enjoy discovering different ways of thinking.  At the core, Tangled Tides is a book about a young girl deciding who she is, which the author shows through the different species involved.

Rhemelda Publishers have generously offered a free ebook for one reader.  All you have to do is leave a comment here and you will be entered into the draw.  Open internationally.  Giveaway closes Monday 23rd April 2012 11:59pm GMT

[Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book in return for an honest review.]

6 comments:

Heather Kelly said...

I want a copy!!! Sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather Robbins said...

Awesome post!!! I really like this review Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anubha said...

would love to have a copy... :)

Shanna said...

This book sounds very intriguing! Would love to read it :)

adraya garrett said...

I loved this book!! I cannot wait for the next one!! :)

Eliza Tilton said...

Sounds like a fun read. I've never read a book about mermaids. Count me in! Elizafaith13@gmail.com