Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. In just a few weeks after moving to the small 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 only manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past to learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her...and maybe even find true love along the way.
Between The Land And The Sea is the first book in the series "Marina's Tales". Her story continues on in book two, The Moon And The Tide.
This was the first book I read by an indie author so I honestly didn’t know what to expect but I was entranced from the prologue!
Also, I totally have a thing for books that deal with sea creatures, so that helped!
I love the setting of beach communities and Aptos seemed like such a beautiful and picturesque place.
Derrolyn’s writing was very descriptive and I could imagine everything so clearly.
However, there were parts that were anecdotic and I thought they could be omitted as they had no relevance to the plot!
Other than that little glitch the story flowed smoothly and I finished the book super fast.
The protagonist Marina was an extremely likable if somewhat bella-esque character.
Ethan is a total hottie. He is a surfer and the perfect guy.
I would have liked the romance to be a little more intense. I hope we get more making out scenes in the next book! Haha! Are you listening Miss. Anderson?
I loved the way mermaids were portrayed in this book. It was a fresh and interesting take.
All the secondary characters were three-dimensional and I don’t find that often in a book! There were characters mentioned barely twice and even they were unforgettable and interesting.
Ooh and I have to mention that there were several TWSS (That’s what she said) jokes that had me laughing at loud.
I am definitely gonna read the second book in the series.
Altogether, a light, enjoyable and summery read.
Recommended to all lovers of YA paranormal.
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Aptos is a real place in California and the cement ship in the photos below features prominently in the novel.
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