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Preview — Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson
Between the Land and the Sea (Marina's Tales #1)
Marina is a privileged girl who’s had an unusual upbringing. Traveling the world with her scientist father, doted on by her wealthy and glamorous neighbor Evie, Marina’s life seems perfect.
Everything changes in the summer of her sixteenth year when she is sent to live with her Aunt Abby and Cousin Cruz in the lovely seasid ...more
Buddy-read with my girls, Heather & Jess, for sometime in August.
As Jess would say, "I'd rather be a mermaid".
Full disclosure: Yes, I am friends with Derrolyn Anderson here on Goodreads and no, that isn’t going to affect my review of this story in any way. If you think it would (or should) back away…. back away VERY quickly.
I feel very mid-ground about Between the Land and the Sea, there were a number of elements present that annoyed ...more
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August is mermaid month!
Buddy read with my fellow sea creatures, Karly and Heather set for August.
Because really, everything is better under the sea.
So, I have been looking forward to reading this because a: mermaids and b:Derrolyn Anderson. Though I am not friends with Derrolyn, I have many friends who are friends with her, and I have heard nothing but praise about this amazing lady. So, in light of my brilliant friend Karly's idea to have an "Authors Who Rock" ...more
I first have to say that I was a little wary of picking this title up because I saw that it had romance in it, and I usually try to steer clear of those types of books. But I was glad I gave this novel a chance. Not only is the romance not the "be-all, end-all" type that is filled with drama that usually accompanies these books, it's only a part of the plot and not the main focus.
One of the things that really struck me about this novel was the initial atmosphere of Aptos. Reading about ...more
Between The Land And The Sea is a mermaid ...more
Marina has traveled the world with her father, but when he is headed to Afghanistan he refuses to allow her to join him like usual. Instead, she must spend her senior year with her aunt and cousin and attend public school for the first time in her life. She leaves behind San Fransisco, and heads to Atpos, and much smaller town by the sea. Is drawn to the water, and quickly sees hauntingly familiar eyes in the water, almost as familiar with her own reflection ...more
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Ah, what a pleasant surprise! I'll admit, when I read books that aren't somewhat "widely known" - I have a preconceived assumption that it won't be great. Well, I feel like a jerk now, because this book blew me away. Don't go into this expecting something like The Little Mermaid, because you'll be sorely disappointed. This story is much more than a silly fairy tale.
Between the Land and the Sea is about Marina. Her father (a single pare ...more
She goes down to the shore and happens upon a mermaid who calls her "sister". She falls into the water and between the mermaid and popular surfer, Ethan, they rescue her from drowning. Ethan then is asked by Marina's aunt to give Marina swimming lesso ...more
I am at a loss for words. The Little Mermaid of Disney is not the end all of imagination concerning this mythological creature. The fiction world has been mighty quiet for so long, one would assume mermaids were just for little girls and babies to marvel over. When I initially got this request, my mind was whispering a constant mantra of “♪ ♫ImpressMe- ImpressMe- ImpressMe ….LordPleaseDon’tLetThisBookSuck.♪ ♫” Well people, I am ...more
I'm not sure how to talk about this book. I liked it better than Anderson's The Athena Effect, though both have Mary Sue protagonists. Still, it wasn't terrible, and better written than many debuts. It was very similar to many YA supernatural books that have proliferated the market in the last few years.
My main problem was the MC, Marina. I guess it wasn't her fault I didn't like her, since she was a pretty nice character, although idiotic at t ...more
I think Mermaids may be my favorite mythical creatures. They spend most of their time in the water surrounded by all the aquatic animals that enjoy learning about on the Discovery Channel. They have mischievous and playful personalities. And they don’t have an unquenchable thirst for blood. And ev ...more
WARNING: This book is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! Make sure you don't have plans before reading this, or you’ll end up like me – SOL. I skipped class today, missed a quiz, & my friends officially think I’m nuts.
CONFESSION: my experience with ‘mermaid lore’ is limited to my countless viewings (ages ago) of:The Little Mermaid; an 80s film I once watched on cable starring Tom Hanks, in Splash; and my most recent read: Of Poseidon. So, although I ...more
Between the Land and the Sea is about an eccentric young girl who gets sent to live with her Aunt Abby and her cousin Cruz while her dad is away on business for the year. Her dad wants her to experience a "normal" teenage high school experience but being is Aptos turns out to be anything b ...more
I enjoyed getting to know Marina and Ethan. The two seemed like a good pair even though I couldn't understand what kept Ethan around in the beginning. She wasn't that nice to him and was really awkward whenever he was around. It bothered me that for over half the book we didn't get one little inkling of how she felt about him. ...more
The book is mainly about Marina who gets sent by her father to live with her aunt Abby, and her cousin Cruz in California. When she gets there strange things start happening and she starts to uncover the truth about her mother's past. Only to find out the reason why her dad shuts down whenever she asks about her mom. While doing so Marina has to make some tough decisions along the way one of ...more
Series like Marina's Tales are exactly why more people should give Self-Published and Indie published authors a chance. When I found out about it - a series about mermaids - I knew I wanted to read it because to my recollection I've never read any mermaid stories before. Great call, Asheley! Between The Land And The Sea is the first book in the series and I loved it.
Let's talk ...more
Book Rating: 5/5 Stars
Cover Rating 4/5 Stars
Publisher: Self- Published
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 460 KB
"Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. In just a few weeks after moving to the small beach town, sixteen year old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can only manage to survive her increasingly ...more
The story is about Marina, an intelligent 16-year old who ha ...more
Ethan is an complicated, understanding and interesting character. He is the perfect match for Marina.
Marina develops well throughout the story. She is very mysterious. As the story goes on you find out more and more about her and start to understand her better. Marina isn't very good with opening up and sharing things with others.
I can see why Marina and Ethan are together. Their lives are so very similar. They are both extrem ...more
Marina is used to travelling the world with her father, however, when he is to help the unfortunate in Afghanistan she is sent to live with her aunt and cousin. She has never attended regular school before so she is happy that she gets to spend her senior year of high school with her cousin, so she will not be alone. Marina feels the ocean speak to her and she is intrigued by it. She is ...more
In general, I am not a fan of Mermaid books. This one caught my interest because the mermaids seemed slightly evil from the synopsis. I'm a sucker for evil. And although not quite "evil" the mermaids had very interest ...more
Here is the book Summary: Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. Just a few weeks after moving to the beach town, sixteen year-old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can manage to survive her ...more
The story of Marina was impossible to put down; it kept me up until 5:00 AM last night! Derrolyn Anderson pulled me in with mystery, romance, and drama, but the characters were what made this novel for me ...more
This has been my first book of mermaids and totally convinced me that I should read more like this one.! Waou! you know I'm not kidding neither exaggerating when I write that was super-hiper-good!!
the way it was written completely charm me because it was super-easy to read, there was no confusing part, everything was clear. the plot fascinated me from the beginning, was like it had something that caught my atten ...more
“You don’t see yourself at all, do you? It seems to me that you’re good at everything you try,” said Ethan sincerely.
“I had a dream I could breathe underwater,” I said flippantly, “Maybe I’ll go swim with the mermaids.”
Ethan turned to look at me with shock in his eyes.
“Just kidding,” I said, alarmed at his reaction.
Take me with you to Paris.
I admire your sense of character.
Romantic and strong willed ; I like it :D
If only you were my cousin
You talented little thing :')
Other than t ...more
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