'Returning to Shore' is a coming of age story that follows Clare going to stay with a father she hasn't really knoOriginally Posted at: RJ Does Books!
'Returning to Shore' is a coming of age story that follows Clare going to stay with a father she hasn't really known after her mother remarries. At first Clare is hesitant, reserved and cautious to warm up to him. She doesn't know this man, and he isn't exactly the most communicative of personalities to mesh with, with ease. But soon his story begins to unravel allowing Clare to see another side to this man beyond his bashful nature and intense passion for sea turtles. She sees a man much different than what the locals in town imagined him to be.
Corrine Demas does a fantastic job with creating authentic teen angst and detailing a well-painted setting. The tension, the tenderness, it was all executed well and built on a solid story with well-defined characters. While it was a little difficult to adjust to Clare's strong personality at first, things settled later on. Maybe she was a little bratty at first, then again what teen isn't!
Returning to Shore makes for a quick, contemporary read with a central focus on a realistic father-daughter-reconnecting relationship and sea turtle preservation than anything else. I would have liked a tad more of Clare sticking up for her father, and an ending that was wrapped up a little more, however it was still a touching, sweet read.
I would like to thank the author for sending me an eARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review! ...more
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Magical, Inventive, and deliciously Devilish! Jon Skovron crafts a wFor a more in-depth review, visit RJ Does Books! e-book ARC received from NetGalley
Magical, Inventive, and deliciously Devilish! Jon Skovron crafts a wicked paranormal YA novel that will set fire to readers’ hearts.
Definitely different. And my first time reading a book about demons! I really enjoyed it, but found the beginning just a tad bit slow for me, but hey—every novel needs a beginning. It needs to set up for what is to come later on! :D
Aside from the imaginative descriptions of the demons and other creatures and creepy settings that felt as though you were watching a movie, this novel also featured another key element I always enjoy in YA literature, even if it’s only every now and then. Comedy. It’s always nice being able to crack a smile or two every so often while reading. No one is asking for an asthma attack, but the comedic dialogue in books is always appreciated by me.
Overall, this paranormal novel was great. I enjoyed it and would like to see what the author has planned next. The ending makes for a great jumping point for a sequel, so I wonder if there are any plans there. ...more