Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Welcome to my stop for the Wavecrossed Blog Tour!

Author: Andrea Colt
Release date: August 22nd 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Series: N/A
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
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A young-adult paranormal novel about selkies, tasers, kissing and secrets.

To Cassandra Kelleher, trust is a dirty word.

A teenage selkie who grew up on land, all she wants is to free her family from the man who stole their sealskins long ago. With her twin brother Brennan losing hope and her window of opportunity disappearing like the beach at high tide, she’ll try anything.

Before long, however, Cassandra can’t tell whether her biggest threat is the man holding her family captive, a classmate who’s discovered her secret, or her own paranoia. Battling broken friendships and alarming romantic entanglements, Cassandra finds that trust could be the key to winning her family’s freedom … or losing her own. (via Goodreads)
It was my first time to read about selkies! It didn't take me long before I get the hang of it. Especially with how they change their form and stuff. It was an easy read to know about selkies and to know about Cassandra's family. It was a smooth read for me. Its pacing was nice all throughout, never fast or slow. 

It wasn't hard to feel for Cassandra. She loved her family so much so she's willing to give in to anything. I admire her courage all along. Although sometimes, I felt like she was being too stubborn. To the point that she wouldn't think of the consequences of her actions. She could have acted better because they were given the second chance already, right? So I expected her to be more careful and deliberate in her decisions. But that wasn't the case. Instead of solving their problem, she was actually digging their graves. Good thing, she wasn't the only one who loved their family. I also couldn't blame her that she can't trust other people outside her family. Who knows what someone will try to do with them, anyway?

Oh yeah, I enjoyed the relationship of Cass and Brennan. They were pretty close with each other as twins. Their true nature must be a big factor. They really had each other's back even if they don't agree with each other. 

The reason why Cassandra's family was bound to Ashlyn's family was quite blurred. For me. Not the paranormal stuff. But their connections way way back. I know Ashlyn's roots were mentioned but the direct reason as to how Cassandra's parents knew Ashlyn's Dad was missing. Or did I miss it? Please tell me how they knew one another! I might have missed it.

I enjoyed the paranormal stuff more than I thought I would. It was fascinating, entertaining and scary all the same time. The story ended pretty much resolved. But I'd love to see more of Cassandra's family out in the water! 

Wavecrossed is an entertaining paranormal read. You'll enjoy the selkies' interaction with the human world. There's also a bit of romance for the twins! You'll see how one's love for his/her family in both the good and bad sides.

  About the Author 

Andrea Colt grew up reading and squabbling with her identical twin. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, a fridge full of cheese, and two feline muses. Visit to get to know her better.

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