As I promised, here is my Sea Change review for Blog Luv Fest from Book-a-rama!
Novel: Sea Change
Author: Aimee Friedman
Genre: YA (Fantasy)
Miranda Merchant of New York City is a girl of science, fact, and rational thought. So when she's introduced to the legends and myths of surrounding Selkie Island off Georgia's coast, her summer destination, she easily dismisses them. Why would a logical girl believe in the kraken and other such made up frivolities? Instead, she tries to focus on cleaning out her deceased grandmother's familial summer home and navigating the awkwardness of Southern formalities. But meeting Leo changes everything. Leo, the deeply mysterious local boy from the wrong side of the island, challenges all Miranda knows from friendship and love to her very perception of reality. But what happens when this scientist-in-the-making leans that what she dismissed as just stories of Selkie Island might actually be true and closer than she thinks?
(From Amazon Reviewer The Book Muncher)
(I will not be posting any spoilers! Only opinion for the sake of those of us who love to have our first look at a book be untainted by foreknowledge.)
I have been looking forward to getting to read this novel for a number of months. I saw it on a Waiting on Wednesday post and fell in love with the story premise. It fell short of my expectations in some ways but also exceeded them in others. It is a book that had a wonderful writing style and a simple elegance that I have not seen accomplished in many novels but it also was harder for me to get attached to than I thought it would be. It was a sweeping romance with a mystical touch and wonderful suspense that kept you wanting to read on but for some reason it just didn’t keep my hands glued to it. I had, unfortunately, thought this would be one of those wonderful sea faring books I couldn’t even rip out of my hands if I tried. Instead, I was able to put it down calmly and get some tea and go on with life for a while but it still didn’t take away from wanting to get to finish this novel. It does get to be more suspenseful later on and the entire time you are likely to feel the urge to keep reading but for some reason this book didn’t speak to me the way I had hoped. Overall, this is a very lovely book and very well written. I would consider it more of a mythical read than a paranormal but definitely worth a spot in your ‘To Be Read’ list.
4 out of 5 stars!
Would I suggest you read it:
If you are a kraken fan or a sea creature lover then I would suggest this book. While it did not make it onto my favorites shelf it is still a good read and one that I was able to read quickly and enjoy.