Review: Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper

Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing   Publication Date: 11/4/11

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one.

When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people—until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process—or she might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans.

Young Adult fans of Mermaids, Selkies, Sirens and Gorgons will love this tale of the sacrifice one makes for genuine love. Love that could be lost at any moment to the ever-changing tides.

My Thoughts:
I’m so glad I read this book, it was so good! I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like it before. Karen Amanda Hooper has created a truly fascinating world where merpeople, silkies, sirens, and many other supernatural creatures exist. I absolutely loved reading about it!

This book had a wonderful cast of characters. Not only were the main characters extremely likable, but so were the secondary characters. I thought Pango was hilarious and I just loved Delmar!

I am a huge sucker for romance, so of course that was my favorite aspect of this book. I thought Yara and Treygan were perfect for each other.

This book switches back and forth between Yara’s, Treygan’s, and Rownan’s POV. I admit I did get confused a few times, but it wasn’t that big of a deal.

Overall, I thought Tangled Tides was a wonderful book! If you’re a fan of mermaid books or mythology you should definitely check this one out!

Favorite Quotes:

“The guy could lift castles into the air. Eat your heart out, Cinderella.”

“Love until it kills you, because there’s nothing better worth dying for,”

My Rating:
5/5 Stars

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