Marina has been through a lot in the past year; she knows what she wants, and she decides to take matters into her own hands to get it. When a twist of fate takes her away from Aptos, she returns to find that her whole world has changed once again. A fortune teller’s ominous prediction seems to be coming true, people around her aren’t who they appear to be, and to top it all off, she’s being followed again.
Marina and Ethan only want to be together, but find they are being torn apart by their very natures. Can they overcome a final obstacle to build the future they dream of?
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love Marina's Tales! Anderson writes with such a style that hooks you from the first few words. I strongly recommend this series to all teenage girls.
This is one of my favourite self-published authors, and I am sure you will agree! :)
In the first book, Marina discovers that she is half-mermaid. This leads onto many life-changing occurrences including falling in love with surfing-pro, Ethan. At the beginning of this book, The Turning Tides, we meet Ethan's not-so-nice mother. She doesn't approve of his relationship with Marina and tries to split them up. They are so close to a perfect future together - but is the obstacle too much of a challenge to overcome?
There is more than just their relationship though - deadly experiments are being held. There are some really action-packed and exciting scenes in this book; it just made me want to read on and on.
I absolutely ADORED Marina and Ethan's romance! They are so cute together! Whenever they were in the same room together I was like: SQUEEEE!!! :D and when they argued I felt like my heart had been torn out too. There are no love triangles in this series (which usually make romance more interesting) but I think I like it that way.
With such a simple idea, Anderson has built this storyline into something bigger. I am surprised she didn't run out of ideas. Most of it is fairly unpredictable and I have no idea how she came up with such detailed and unique ways of adapting to a mermaid theme. I am so sad this series is over - I want more Marina and Ethan! :(
A lot of self-published books have a bad reputation and usually have more grammar mistakes etc. However, Anderson proves that wrong! There is the odd mistake, but I have read some mistakes in big publishing companies too. It doesn't have an impact on the story either, the writing is still beautiful.
You can definitely tell that I love this series, so I definitely think everyone should go and buy it. I think you all should have the pleasure of laughing at Marina and Ethan's adorable romance, gasping at the concsequences and 'aww'ing at the end! It is a perfect end to an amazing series. But, please, Derrolyn Anderson - can you write a '20 Years Later' chapter? ;)
Publication date: 11th March 2012
Source: For Review
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