Friday, August 12, 2011

Between the Land and the Sea

Between the Land and The Sea

Derrolyn Anderson

Marina's Tales

About the Author (From
As much as I love the wine country, I’m nostalgic for the decade I spent living by the sea. My latest serial obsession has been writing, and out of the blue I’ve been inspired to write some fun fiction. The book series “Marina’s Tales” consists of several romantic / suspense / mystery novels for readers of all ages. I consider them a love letter to Aptos, California, my former seaside home.

Summary (from
Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. Just a few weeks after moving to the beach town, sixteen year-old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past and learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her... and maybe even find true love along the way.

My Rating:

My Thoughts:
Marina Vanderpool is being forced to move to Aptos with her cousin Cruz and her Aunt Abby while her father does work out of country. She dreads it but ends up loving it. Cruz has an exteeme talent for fashion design, and his friend, Megan, is an extreemlely talented singer/songwriter. But Marina also finds out a shocking secret about her dead mum - she was a mermaid! Many strange happenings take her on tons of adventures and she ends up having to make a challenging decision. It's easier to decide with the help of Ethan, her insanely hott boyfriend.
The book was a good read and I'd reccomend it. It was a great mix of my two favored types of books - California beach teen fiction and fantasy. I also liked the creative names lol. I'm so glad I have the next book in the series. I'll read it right away! :)

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