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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Moon and The Tide by Derrolyn Anderson

After reading the first book in Miz Anderson's Marina's Tales series, I was ready to find out what was next for Marina and the rest of her friends. So I jumped right into The Moon and the Tide, book 2 of the series. Here is the summary from Goodreads: The Moon And The Tide is book # 2 in the Marina's Tales series.
Just when things seem to be all figured out, Marina discovers that there's a lot more going on behind the scenes than she ever imagined. When a terrible accident exposes her secret, she discovers that her whole life has been one big lie, and has to cope with more than one kind of betrayal.
A dangerous enemy arrives on the scene, putting her bravery to the test and forcing her to use all of her new-found talents to protect her family. Will good win out over evil? Can love triumph over jealousy?

What I liked: 1) Once again, Cruz was my favorite character. He's funny, he's sensitive, and seems to have grown a lot from book one to book two. He's much more comfortable with himself. 2) I also loved the addition of Shayla to Marina's ragtag team of friends. She seemed to be the one to challenge Marina the most, and help her develop her...rebellious side. 3) Marina also developed her relationship more with Lorelai, her mermaid sister. What I liked about that was it gave Marina a chance to understand her heritage a little better, her mother's side of the family. 4) A new twist was introduced into the plot, which lead to Marina feeling very betrayed by people she cared about. I really liked the way Miz Anderson spun that tale and led Marina to handle it. There was really great character development throughout the whole book. Including some with Ethan, which is what I was missing from the first book.

What I didn't: 1) The plot didn't flow as well in this story as it had in the first. Almost as if there were too many new things introduced, and it had me confused on occasion.

Overall thoughts: This was a nice development from the first book. The characters all seemed to grow from book one to book two, and some new and interesting things were interested into the plot. There were a few points that I needed to re-read to understand, but overall, the story was wrapped up nicely in the end. Marina's still got some things to work out in her life, and I expect we'll see more of Marina's Tales from Miz Anderson.

My rating: 4 shots

1 comment:

  1. Lovely review! I'll probably read this and the third book september!
    Glad to see Lorelai is in this book too! I LOVE her! :)


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