Friday, October 19, 2012
Blog Tour Stop: Water by Shauna Granger: Review
Author: Shauna Granger
Publisher: Shauna Granger
Publication: June 19th, 2012
Rating: 3 Stars
Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.
Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.
At the beginning of the story, Shayna saves a boy from the clutches of mermaids, or at least she is guessing they are mermaids. Since she isn't a hundred percent sure, she and her friends do a lot of research. Steven is very afraid of the water, but he tests it out, because he is the only guy in the group. When he steps in the water, he does hear their call. So it seems that the guys are being targeted since the females can't hear it. Two guys from their town come out of the water acting strange. They lost their souls and don't have much longer to live. The question is, can their souls be placed back in their bodies if the auras are missing? Can the souls be taken away from the beings in the water if Shayna and the trio kill them?
This book was very interesting. The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie. I didn't realize how different the movie was from the book by Hans Christian Anderson. That alone captured me. I was hooked from the beginning of the book. I had to see what was going to happen. The characters grew on me in this book. Jodi finally realized how she was treating her friends. She didn't realize what she was doing and she promised them to work on it. Shayna still worries too much. She seems to have to be perfect at everything. She hates asking for help, but in this book, she finally goes ask Deb for help. She is growing as well. Steven is still the same old Steven. His powers are progressing slower than the other two, but he doesn't let that get to him. I loved Jodi's new power in this book. Being able to control lightening is full of awesomesauce!!! The details Shauna used to describe this was beautifully written. I loved it!!! I also learned a little more behind Shayna's black wings. I also liked how there was a bigger battle in this book. It lasted longer as well. That was my favorite part out of this book. That took a surprising turn. I am very interested in seeing what happens next.
I am even more confused on the relationship between Shayna and Jensen. I think I am going to quit trying tot figure that one help. They seem to take one step forward, then several steps back. I wish their was more of a love story in this series. I love my romances. But it is still a great series!!!
Shauna seems to capture my attention more with each book. Her descriptions are beautifully written, and I can't wait to read more of her work. I can't wait to read the sequel Fire!!!!