Books Young Adult Fiction Tangled Tides

Tangled Tides

http://www.yabookscentral.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x275s/9a/37/3e/_TangledTides_1334187800.jpg
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
307   0
Genre(s)
Age Range
14+
Release Date
November 25, 2011
ISBN
978-1936850433
Buy This Book
      
Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters-until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people-until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process-or she might open the gateway to a love that's deeper than the oceans.

Editor reviews

Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper has been a book I have been excited to read since I first heard about it, and I am happy to share that it was quite a stellar read. With its cool take on merfolk and a rocking cast of characters, Tangled Tides is a book you don’t want to miss.

The blend of mythology Karen Amanda Hooper explores in Tangled Tides was just fascinating. The different sea monsters, like sirens, mermaids, and selkies, are some of my favorite creatures to read about. Rarely do you get to experience more than one at once, and Tangled Tides does just that. It is a really neat combination of the different sea monsters coexisting towards their ultimate cause. It was completely new and I loved that. There were a few instances where I felt like too much was going on, as it got a bit confusing.

The beginning of the book was a bit disjointed. I was trying to figure out exactly what was happening and find some answers to the long list of questions I had. While the first half of the book does answer some questions, it was definitely in the second half of the book where the plot took off and everything began to become much clearer.

The characters are what absolutely made this book. I quite loved them all. Everyone brought something a little different to Tangled Tides and it was quite awesome. Seeing the relationships between all the characters were neat, as they all had such great bonds of friendship. I really loved Delmar. All the scenes with him were just great. Treygan – what a hunk! Seriously, I don’t think you could ask for a more caring, adorable guy.

Tangled Tides was a book I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a stellar debut from Karen Amanda Hooper. While it had a few flaws, overall it was a book that I really liked and am very curious to see what it next from Karen Amanda Hooper.
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Erica Reviewed by Erica April 11, 2012
Top 50 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (192)

Cool Take on Merfolk

Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper has been a book I have been excited to read since I first heard about it, and I am happy to share that it was quite a stellar read. With its cool take on merfolk and a rocking cast of characters, Tangled Tides is a book you don’t want to miss.

The blend of mythology Karen Amanda Hooper explores in Tangled Tides was just fascinating. The different sea monsters, like sirens, mermaids, and selkies, are some of my favorite creatures to read about. Rarely do you get to experience more than one at once, and Tangled Tides does just that. It is a really neat combination of the different sea monsters coexisting towards their ultimate cause. It was completely new and I loved that. There were a few instances where I felt like too much was going on, as it got a bit confusing.

The beginning of the book was a bit disjointed. I was trying to figure out exactly what was happening and find some answers to the long list of questions I had. While the first half of the book does answer some questions, it was definitely in the second half of the book where the plot took off and everything began to become much clearer.

The characters are what absolutely made this book. I quite loved them all. Everyone brought something a little different to Tangled Tides and it was quite awesome. Seeing the relationships between all the characters were neat, as they all had such great bonds of friendship. I really loved Delmar. All the scenes with him were just great. Treygan – what a hunk! Seriously, I don’t think you could ask for a more caring, adorable guy.

Tangled Tides was a book I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a stellar debut from Karen Amanda Hooper. While it had a few flaws, overall it was a book that I really liked and am very curious to see what it next from Karen Amanda Hooper.

Was this review helpful to you? 
 

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

Already have an account? or Create an account
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

  • Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign

      Do you remember that book that changed your life as a reader, or maybe just your life in general? You do? That’s great!        Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, have started a campaign called BOOKS AREN’T DANG ...

  • TOMORROWLAND - Drive Through Movie Review

    **********NO SPOILERS************ The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their thoughts on the new Disney film TOMORROWLAND.    QUESTION: If you could go to an alternate universe what would you want to see there? ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu + Giveaway (US/Canada)

    Hi, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY by Maria E. Andreu, releasing September 1, 2015 from Running Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Maria:   YABC Readers!  I’m so excited to share the pape ...

  • May 2015 YABC Book Haul

    Hey YABCers! Once again, our office has been innundated with books, books, and  more BOOKS! We've run out of shelf space which can only mean one thing .... it's time for the May Book Haul! Enjoy the video and let us know in the comments which books you can't wait to add to your TBR. &nbs ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: Insidious by Dawn Metcalf + Giveaway (US/Canada)

    Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for INSIDIOUS by Dawn Metcalf, releasing August 25, 2015 from Harlequin TEEN. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Dawn:   You know when you finish a story, you never really finish because there' ...

  • What's New in YA

      Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York ...

  • The Librarian's Corner

      This month's theme for the Librarian's corner is all about picture books you can share with teens! Picture books aren't just for kids and babies anymore. In fact, teens love storytime too!    For May, I am featuring some of my favorite picture books to share ...

  • The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

        The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival--TBF 2015 Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Here at Young Adult Books Central, we LOVE YA! Fortunately for us, The Greater Rochester Book Festival held at Nazareth Collge devotes itself to s ...

  • Giveaway: If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski (US Only)

    If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For By Jamie Tworkowski Release Date: May 26, 2015   About the Book In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms” about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, ...

  • Giveaway: Nova by Margaret Fortune (US Only)

    Nova by Margaret Fortune   Release Date: June 2nd   About the Book *36:00:00* The clock activates so suddenly in my mind, my head involuntarily jerks a bit to the side. The fog vanishes, dissipated in an instant as though it never was. Memories come slotting ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

    Happy Friday, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BRIAR ROSE by Jane Yolen, releasing April 19, 2016 from Tor Teen.      Ready to see? Scroll, YABCers! Scroll! ...       ...     ...

  • Giveaway: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (US Only)

    EVERY LAST WORD By Tamara Ireland Stone In stores June 16th   About the Book If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.   Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and ...

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

Alias Hook.jpg
"Every child knows how the story ends. The wicked pirate captain is flung overboard, caught in the jaws of the...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
61i%2BU8zcJcL.jpg
Category: Kids Nonfiction
This set of customizable gizmos includes a book of games, pranks, and jokes that make the most of them. The...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Practice Makes Perfect. Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Meet Florabelle—a little girl with a BIG imagination! Florabelle just can't seem to pay attention. And although her family can...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Nothing goes quite according to plan when Paddington Bear goes to the beach. Especially when, one by one, he is...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Join Fancy Nancy as she plans a surprise party in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
The Berenstain Bears take a trip to the hospital and get a special tour! While Brother and Sister Bear see...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Gone Girl meets 13 Reasons Why in this stylish, sexy, and atmospheric story about friendship packed with twists and turns...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Beckan and her friends are the only fairies brave enough to stay in Ferrum when war breaks out. Now...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Never date your best friend Always be original Sometimes rules are meant to be broken Best friends Dave and Julia...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Power and politics, heartbreak and danger, magic and mermaids—Lucy must conquer it all in the compelling conclusion to the enchanting...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
This is a story of passion, courage, shattered faith and love, which will take you back to World War II,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
First crush, first love, first kiss—Ava learns about more than her heritage while vacationing in Scotland in this addition to...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ten years ago, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor Remy watched helplessly as Sam's little sister was kidnapped. Later,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In Penelope Landlow's world, almost anything can be bought or sold. She's the daughter of one of the three crime...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)