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    Karly s Authors Who Rock Challenge Buddy read with my girls, Heather Jess, for sometime in August As Jess would say, I d rather be a mermaid The Review2.5 StarsFull disclosure Yes, I am friends with Derrolyn Anderson here on Goodreads and no, that isn t going to affect my review of this story in any way If you think it would or should back away back away VERY quickly I feel very mid ground about Between the Land and the Sea, there were a number of elements present that annoyed me beyond belief and yet it was an easy, fluffy read that hit me at exactly the right time How to review, how to review The Good I enjoyed the concept behind the love interest, Ethan He was a refreshing break from all the brooding, anger riddled, angsty bad boy types you generally come across in this genre Ethan was kind, considerate, driven towards an achievable goal and he had none of those stalkery vibes so common in today s YA A serious LACK of instalove Thank you, thank you, thank you I found that Anderson separated the concept of instant attraction to a person from instantly loving a person and I have to applaud her for that, it is a rare thing in YA today to differentiate between the two THE MERMAIDS I love mermaids, guys, and I loved the way Anderson portrayed the mermaids as a mix of both wizened and childish I als...


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    Read a popular author s first bookAugust is mermaid month Buddy read with my fellow sea creatures, Karly and Heather set for August.Because really, everything is better under the sea.So, I have been looking forward to reading this because a mermaids and b Derrolyn Anderson Though I am not friends with Derrolyn, I have many friends who are friends with her, and I have heard nothing but praise about this amazing lady So, in light of my brilliant friend Karly s idea to have an Authors Who Rock month to celebrate those fantastic people who write and who also love and respect their readers and reviewers, I thought this book would be a perfect start to that little challenge.And I cannot say that I loved this book It is a solid three There were parts I thoroughly enjoyed, some parts I found annoying, and other parts I could definitely do without I will try and cover each one in this review.First off, mermaids Duh I mean, this is ME we re talking about here I really really enjoyed this author s take on my mythological doppelganger The mermaids depicted within this novel are a delightful blend of savior of the sea and killer sirens which is how I love my mermaids ...


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    4.5 StarsI first have to say that I was a little wary of picking this title up because I saw that it had romance in it, and I usually try to steer clear of those types of books But I was glad I gave this novel a chance Not only is the romance not the be all, end all type that is filled with drama that usually accompanies these books, it s only a part of the plot and not the main focus.One of the things that really struck me about this novel was the initial atmosphere of Aptos Reading about it really brought on the nostalgia of when I used to go on family vacations to beach towns along the California coast I can t remember the last time a book was able to stir up those kind of memories, but it was something subtle yet masterful in the prose that allowed it to evoke that same feeling To me, the locales were written in that same dreamy way that accompanied the setting of the movie version of Practical Magic.I also have to say that the characters felt real The conversations were not stilted, and it really ...


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    If this book was a muffin I would say that it contained too much topping and that it dripped with artificial aroma If this book was a muffin I would be nauseated after swallowing 30% percent of it and I would be craving a simple scone after letting the rest drop into the bin I do love muffins, but there has to be some dough besides all the fudge and the fruit and the icing Do you know what I mean If not, you are invited to read the rest of my review Between The Land And The Sea is a mermaid book It starts with a prologue in which a surfer is saved from an efficient eating machine, emotionless and methodical , a vicious shark on a lethal mission , by a powerful, otherworldly beautiful mermaid and precedes to tell the story of Marina, a girl with water in her eyes , who spends her last year of school in a small town by the sea with her father s sister and her cousin in order to catch up on the social experiences a normal teenager indulges in like dances, romance and friendship Before the school year has started Marina has become friends with the social outcasts of her grade her cousin and his best friend , a homeless lady, a mysterious Asian looking fisherman with ancient eyes and Lorelai, a mermaid whose face mirrors her own on the dot, who speaks a language only M...


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    Delightful, engaging YA Mermaid Story.Marina has traveled the world with her father, but when he is headed to Afghanistan he refuses to allow her to join him like usual Instead, she must spend her senior year with her aunt and cousin and attend public school for the first time in her life She leaves behind San Fransisco, and heads to Atpos, and much smaller town by the sea Is drawn to the water, and quickly sees hauntingly familiar eyes in the water, almost as familiar with her own reflection Could it have been a scuba diver or a surfer playing tricks High School is hard enough without having already humiliated herself in front of the hottest surfer at school, let alone worry about mythological creatures.Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this book I even stayed up late the final night I was reading just to find out what happened The ending seemingly buttoned up a little quickly than I would have liked Foreshadowing to the sequel was good, almost too good I was expecting a few revelations during the first book that did not come to pass Sweet and innocent, but does not suffer, in my opinion, from the love at first sight syndrome the story allowed time for the romance to begin and grow at a normal pace As it is a YA s...


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    Find my reviews on Blogger Reviews by Bookish Sarah Ah, what a pleasant surprise I ll admit, when I read books that aren t somewhat widely known I have a preconceived assumption that it won t be great Well, I feel like a jerk now, because this book blew me away Don t go into this expecting something like The Little Mermaid, because you ll be sorely disappointed This story is much than a silly fairy tale.Between the Land and the Sea is about Marina Her father a single parent is going away to Afghanistan for a year for work and plans to leave Marina to live with her aunt Abby and cousin Cruz in Aptos, California This is where she is to attend her senior year of high school Marina has never attended actual school, public or otherwise she s had tutors High school is intimidating enough, but after nearly drowning in the sea, Marina misses the entire first week of school and is automatically pegged as a freak and turns out to be the subject of numerous rumors Needless to say, she isn t feeling very excited about the next year of her life The good news is, Marina is hitting it off really well with her cousin whom she hasn t seen in years and his friend Megan Marina also meets the gorgeous surfer, Ethan, during her first week in Aptos Only, when Ethan first lays eyes on her, he flips out acts as if he s seen a ghost and all but runs away What s up with that One morning while Marina is taking in the view of the sea from the pier, she sees a mermaid She th...


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    Marina normally travels with her Dad as part of his job This time her Dad has to go to Afghanistan for a year and doesn t feel that it is safe for her to travel with him So she dejectedly moves in with her aunt and cousin, in a small coastal town.She goes down to the shore and happens upon a mermaid who calls her sister She falls into the water and between the mermaid and popular surfer, Ethan, they rescue her from drowning Ethan then is asked by Marina s aunt to give Marina swimming lessons and thus the romance starts Meeting up with the mermaid again, she comes to find out that her mother was a mermaid The mermaid wants Marina to fol...


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    I was given a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.I am at a loss for words The Little Mermaid of Disney is not the end all of imagination concerning this mythological creature The fiction world has been mighty quiet for so long, one would assume mermaids were just for little girls and babies to marvel over When I initially got this request, my mind was whispering a constant mantra of ImpressMe ImpressMe ImpressMe.LordPleaseDon tLetThisBookSuck Well people, I am officially sockless I just want to hug my Nook until the inner springs sequel in protest I m stuck in a dilemma between spoiling the story and keeping all the warm goodness feeling this book gave me all to myself At last I ll share a little pouting because that was the deal.Between The Land And The Sea is such a complex story First there s the pretense of Marina moving to this new town She crosses paths with a mermaid, meet the guy of any girl s dreams, meets an Asian local talking in philosophical riddles, has a super rich aunt showering her with gifts and psychic premonitions, confutations with jealous locals females, and on top of all that, her parents were harboring a secret of their own One thing that compl...


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    Buddy read with Karly and Jess set for August.REVIEWI m not sure how to talk about this book I liked it better than Anderson s The Athena Effect, though both have Mary Sue protagonists Still, it wasn t terrible, and better written than many debuts It was very similar to many YA supernatural books that have proliferated the market in the last few years.My main probl...


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    You can read this review and on my blog


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Between the Land and the Sea EPUB Between The Land And The Sea Derrolyn Anderson Bassgrotto.co.uk The First Installment In The Marina S Tales Series, Between The Land And The Sea Is A Sweet Romantic Suspense After She Discovers A Mermaid Lurking In The Deep Waters Off The California Coast, Marina Survives One Dangerous Adventure After Another Along The Way She Finds First Love, Discovering Just How Strong And Brave She Really Is As She Uncovers Shocking Secrets About Her Unusual Past.