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The Moon and the Tide (Marina's Tales #2)

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The Moon and the Tide is book # 2 in the Marina's Tales series.

Just when things seem to be all figured out, Marina discovers that there's a lot more going on behind the scenes than she ever imagined. When a terrible accident exposes her secret, she discovers that her whole life has been one big lie, and has to cope with more than one kind of betrayal.

A dangerous enemy ar
Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Derrolyn Anderson (first published March 28th 2011)
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Darth J
Aug 26, 2016 Darth J rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, mermaid, authoryes

This song played in my head each time Marina stole away to the ocean, or at least thought about it.

Book 2 of the surprisingly good Marina's Tales series opens with intrigue as a secret organization sets its sights on Marina. This actually brings out a very Charlie's Angels vibe to the book which was pretty unexpected and awesome.

And as Marina learns more about herself and her mermaid gifts, she starts to grasp her siren-like powers of seduction to get people to do what she wants (just like she's
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I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. This in no way effected my opinion of this book.

In The Moon and the Tide, things have gone from bad to worse for Marina and Ethan. Their relationship is tested by both new and old obstacles and they spend a lot of time either fighting for their love or fighting with each other.

When they did argue, I never quite knew whose side to be on. Ethan came off as over pr
Sherre Copeland
Oct 29, 2011 Sherre Copeland rated it it was amazing
I loved The Moon and The Tide even more than I loved Between the Land and The Sea. It gave us the perfect mix of everything and I couldn't get enough. In my previous review of Between the Land and The Sea (see review here), I pointed out that everything was perfect like a Disney movie. The Moon and The Tide was NOTHING like a Disney movie. It had addiction (which I LOVED, and made me laugh sometimes) and sneakiness, passion, romance, control, betrayal, kidnapping, plenty of eye candy, and much, ...more
♥ Sarah
The verdict is out: MT#2 was better than the first.

The story picks up from where it left off, but this time around, the action, adventure, risk, danger, and drama are magnified. There’s trouble in paradise for the perfect couple, and Marina treads in dangerous waters – putting more than one life at risk. Friendships are forged, relationships are questioned, secrets lurk behind sweet smiles, and surprising truths are revealed.

Marina’s constantly being challenged, and struggles with her identity
Elizabeth(The Book Whisperer)
Loved it! Exciting mermaid drama! I can't wait to read the last two, but I gotta get through these library books I have on my Kindle first before they are gone! Then, I will come back to them!
Aug 10, 2011 Liz rated it really liked it
The Moon and Tide was a great sequel to Between the Land and Sea, and I really enjoyed finding out more about Marina and the mermaids. The book picks up not long after the ending of Between the Land and Sea; Marina is in Norway, celebrating her father’s Nobel Prize achievement, and she’s missing Aptos (and her boyfriend Ethan) like crazy. But she is glad that her dad’s finally come clean and told her all about her mermaid heritage. When she arrives home, she thinks all the chaos of the last few ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Aug 01, 2011 Aimee (Getting Your Read On) rated it really liked it
Just when Marina thinks she has a handle on her mermaid life, she is thrown for another loop. Or two! An unfortunate accident forces Marina to expose herself as a mermaid and although she tries hard to keep the secret under wraps, the information leaks out to the evil forces who are conspiring against her. Secrets long kept begin to surface and Marina is caught in a web of lies and betrayal. As Marina feels her life spiraling out of control, she seeks comfort in the waves of the ocean. Surfing ...more
Mar 12, 2012 Sophia rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf, ya
This was the second book in the series and must be read it order. The plot and characters continue to be well done. I particularly enjoy the little high school gang of friends.

The book begins where the first one left off. The first third of the book was the set up section for what was to come. Marina sees her friends' talents finally recognized including a nice surprise in the form of Shayla who as become more of a friend after the events of the first book. Evie and Ethan meet like two titans an
Amy Acosta
Aug 19, 2011 Amy Acosta rated it really liked it
Shelves: mermaids
Marina comes back more determined than ever. The sea still calls for her, luring her to some potentially dangerous situations while surfing. She seems to crave it constantly, obsessing over the sea to the point where she can’t think of anything else but surfing. Since struggling to ignore the call of the sea only makes her more agitated, she decides to manage it. Marina begins to lead a double life in an attempt to calm the need to be in the sea.

Ethan is equal parts scared of Marina’s powers an
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Oct 04, 2011 Haley ~ YA-Aholic rated it really liked it
"Come back to me" I whispered , "You were meant to be mine."~Marina

The Moon and the Tide brings us back to the same characters, places and romance we loved from Between the Land and the Sea. This time there are evil plans set in motion for Marina..someone is coming after her..and they'll stop and nothing to get her..

Marina thinks she finally has her life set, she may have found out she is half mermaid...but that's all behind her right? After some crazy events, and finally facing the mermaid conc
Wendy Hines
Jan 14, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it
Book two in Marina's Tale opens up about a week after book one, Between the Land and the Sea. Marina is still fighting to stay a human on land, even though the water calls to her. She and Ethan have grown closer than ever and she is really getting the hang of surfing.

Ethan has become a protector and he worries all the time about Marina. He is terrified something will happen to her or that she will decide to become a mermaid and leave him. Marina tries to pacify Ethan but she can't ignore the ca
Once Upon a Twilight
Jan 26, 2012 Once Upon a Twilight rated it really liked it
I love the way Derrolyn Anderson continues this book. There isn't alot that I can say that wont give away most of whats happened in the first book or big spoilers for this one.

The Moon and the Tide brought back alot of the great characters plus a few new ones. i loved that Shayla was brought back and she has found a new purpose in life instead of just being a bully. Cruz is still around with his very self centered-ness but you can't help but love him.

Marina has alot on her plate in the second
Kathy Martin
Jul 28, 2011 Kathy Martin rated it it was amazing
In this story Marina gets more and more addicted to surfing and lets Lorelei lead her into more and more dangerous situations. This causes conflicts with Ethan because he can see the danger and Marina can not. An old girlfriend of Ethan's makes an appearance in this one. When Ethan lies about seeing her, Marina feels both hurt and betrayed by him.

Evie is also determined to break them up because she sees Ethan as being too controlling. Marina learns lots of new things about Evie and Evie's role
Jessica at Book Sake
Aug 13, 2011 Jessica at Book Sake rated it really liked it
The second in the series of Marina’s tales was a fantastic development of her story and her secret. She faces a lot of new challenges in her relationships with family and friends, and she has to make decisions that she never could have imagined having to make. This book has Marina learning more about her secret and how some of the people around her have been a part of it since her birth. I enjoyed her exploring the water elements, and how it really pulls her in and becomes somewhat of an ...more
Jun 08, 2011 Englishrose rated it it was amazing
This sequel is a wonderful continuation of this story. It pulls you in and keeps you holding your breath until the very end. Marina is a wonderful character who is conflicted between her two worlds. The author does a great job showing the strong forces that pull her each way. The characters from the last story continue to delight with commentary and side stories. The new characters easily fit into the story, adding suspense to Marina's life. Though you get more into the details of the world of ...more
May 24, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
I love reading this series! Learning more about the mermaids tale is so neat and interesting. The author did a great job in making it a different story telling of mermaids! I def have the urge to want to live by the ocean in a cute cottage and even try surfing. Haha. And surprisingly to visit California beaches, which has honestly never been a trip I considered before these books. I am so looking forward to the next book! :)
May 01, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, mythical
I purchased this immediately after finishing BL&S, devouring this book like an addict. The imagery is gorgeous, the characters fleshy and entertaining in their finery. I loved the added story line surrounding Aunt Evie. Let me just tell you to get ready for everything that goes down. Like any well planned novel, there are twists and turns, passions and intrigues, with plenty of mermaid action to satisfy your sea legs.
Jul 18, 2011 Liliebook rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I'm really looking forward to reading the sequel, can't wait. I already miss Marina and Ethan.

My review in English: :D Such an amazing book!

Ma chronique en français :
Jun 28, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, e-book
RECEIVED FROM: The Author For Review


Marina Vanderpool is the half human, half mermaid child of a mermaid and a Nobel prize winning scientist. She lives a life that most people only dream of and has four years to decide whether she wants to be a child of the land or the sea. Though she's made her choice to stay with her human family before, she can't deny that the sea and her mermaid sisters call to her. Marina becomes like a rope in an emotional tug of
May 31, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Note: This is the 2nd book in the Marina's Tales series. If you didn't read the 1st one, this review will contain spoilers from the 1st book.

Summary: Things are just settling down and Marina is truly enjoying life again. She is able to return the company of her friends and family and the ocean. So far, things are going great... or so she thinks. Marina begins having some disconcerting visions letting her know the future is at stake. One thing leads to another and Marina finds herself caught in a
Jan 18, 2012 Gmr rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Young Adult genre
Recommended to Gmr by: Derrolyn Anderson
We meet our friends just a short time after the last turn of the page. The excitement is high, the fashion jaw droppingly gorgeous, and the danger as real as ever. Marina's decision to have a life on land as well as at sea (temporarily at least) is about to have some serious consequences. Her love of surfing has much so that while she promises Ethan (her match made in heaven) that she will stay away from the water...especially her mermaid relatives....she just can't seem to help ...more
May 29, 2011 Courtney rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite things about series or trilogy's is that the story continues on and you get to hear more about what is happening with the characters that you fall in love with! The Moon and the Tide was everything I wanted in a sequel; Derrolyn continues the story of Marina and her quest to figure out her family history, the mermaids’ life and her relationship with Ethan. This story is jammed packed with more unique twists, adventures and dangers that I felt like I couldn't read it fast ...more
Brenda Ayala
Sep 03, 2013 Brenda Ayala rated it really liked it
Shelves: thank-you
The Moon and the Tide had me alternating between irritation and admiration for Marina, back and forth like a see-saw. Her emotions and decisions were all over the place, running the gambit of every possible conclusion.

We'll start with Ethan. He was a bit too domineering for my taste, and I agreed with Evie (before she changed her mind) that he was far too controlling and obstinate. He made no effort to try and understand Marina's point of view, which irritated me. I understand he's worried about
Aug 16, 2011 Kelli rated it really liked it
So, I have to start this review by saying that I don't like this cover at all. In fact, I'm glad that I did not see the cover before I started reading the book because I think that seeing the cover would have been a real deterrent for me. I liked the cover for book one, but Marina just looks shocked here, and why does Ethan's skin look so gray? It looks like he's in black and white while she's in color. My thoughts on the cover don't match my thoughts on the book at all. Please don't judge this ...more
Jun 06, 2011 Avery rated it it was amazing
I always find it a booger in YA books when (typically in the second or so book of a series) the female lead character (who is a newly discovered paranormal being who is starting to come into her abilities) starts to be held back by her boyfriend (who was once entirely supportive of her abilities) because he no longer feels entirely secure in his place in her newly ever changing life (ie. Laurel and David in Aprilynne Pike's "Wings" series, Kaylee and Nash from Rachel Vincent's "Soul Screamers" ...more
Alexandria Nicole
Feb 22, 2012 Alexandria Nicole rated it really liked it
I really liked this novel, even more than the first. I have become addicted to Marina's story!

There seems to be a perfect blend of romance and action happening in this novel. There's a lot of Marina and Ethan being together but there's also a heck of a lot happening to Marina. She finds herself in a lot of situations in this novel!

I really like it that everything I can think of is explained well in this novel. If you don't understand why something is happening, there's definitely an answer by th
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It hasn’t been long since Marina found out that her mother was a mermaid…making her half-human, half-mermaid. If it wasn’t for Ethan, the love of her life, Marina would be lost at sea, running (or swimming, in this case) wild among the mermaids. Marina may have declined their offer to become an immortal mermaid permanently, but the lure of the sea is as tempting as ever. But that is the least of her problems when tragedy strikes. Af
The Moon And The Tide was even better than the first book if that is possible. I really liked the first book but the author brought so much more to this one. We get to enjoy the returning characters along with some new interesting ones.

While on vacation with her dad, another one of Marina's previous visions happens. A terrible accident that will cause her to revel herself as a mermaid. This in turn sets off a series of events that will change everything that Marina has ever known. Her relations
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Sep 18, 2012 Meg - A Bookish Affair rated it it was amazing
4.5. This is the second book in this series. You could probably still "get" the story if you haven't read this first book but the first book was great too, why would you want to miss it???

Anyhow, I loved this book as much as I loved the first one. Marina is still trying to figure out her powers but she understands the stakes so much more in this book. I love her character. She's just really well written. She feels like a really 3-D character; like someone that you might come across in real life.
Aug 23, 2011 Zoe rated it it was amazing
Moon and the Tide is the second book in the thrilling series, Marina's Tales (To see my review to the first one, click here). My only complaint in the last one would have been that we didn't discover that much about the mermaids themselves, but I didn't add that in my review because I knew there would be more in the next books in the series. In this one, Marina is getting more eager about surfing which leads her to Lorelei - her mermaid sister - and that is bound to lead her to more adventures. ...more
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