Friday, August 31, 2012

"Seaweed" by Elle Strauss (Blog Tour/giveaway)

SeaweedSeaweed by Elle Strauss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to reveiw for this ATOMR Tour
Genre: YA paranormal romance

Book Description:  Dori Seward can’t wait to get out of Eastcove, a sleepy fishing village on the border of New Brunswick and Maine. She bides her time by hanging out with friends, attending swim club, and holding her biggest competition, Colby–who wants more than just friendship, at arm’s length. 

Then Tor Riley comes to town and he has everything Dori dreams of in a boyfriend–looks, athleticism and mystery. 

But Tor also has a tantalizing secret and Dori is determined to find out what it is. The truth is crazier than her wildest imaginations and more dangerous, too. Dori has new enemies, and they will do anything to get to her.

Her life, her dreams and her love for Tor are all weighing in the balance. Will Dori risk it all in order to have it all?

My thoughts: Dori loves water. She is a competitive swimmer and has a great future ahead of her in her sport. Her biggest problem and competition is her friend Colby, he wants to be more than friends and that is not part of her plan.

Then we meet a new guy. His name is Tor and he and Dori hit it off almost instantly, if you don't take into account that he ran and dove into the ocean when she threw water in his face. Not every guy can be completely perfect. Right?

Dori soon discovers the world of the Mer. She is pulled into the war between two clans. One clan wants to accept her and the other wants to use her. Her future path changes in a very short period of time.

This book is fun and easy to read. Elle did a great job creating the plot and world of the Mer people. I didn't connect with the characters, but I did enjoy them. I believe that this could be the beginning of another series. There is a lot of places she could take this story to in the future.

No content warnings on this one.

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 About Elle: I write time travel and merfolk chic-lit, light SF and historical YA fiction. I'm a married mom of four, and live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, famous for beaches and vineyards. I'm fond of Lindt's sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather. My YA rom/com time-travel CLOCKWISE is now available on Amazon, B&N and other sites!

Links for Elle  :  Blog / facebook / Twitter
Elle will be giving away a signed copy of her book Clockwise (I loved it by the way), a whale fin necklace (see the above picture of Elle), and a copy of Seaweed.  This is a US/CAN contest, shipping is a bugger.  Use the rafflecopter form to enter.  This contest is sponsored through the blog tour.

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  1. I am really digging this whole movement in YA that is dealing w/ Mer folk. I love the ocean and mermaids and have since The Little Mermaid since I was kid! I can't wait to read this one!

  2. Love mer tales! This sounds like a great read! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  3. Love books about mers. Thanks for the giveaway.


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