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A young-adult paranormal novel about selkies, tasers, kissing and secrets.

To Cassandra Kelleher, trust is a dirty word.

A teenage selkie who grew up on land, all she wants is to free her family from the man who stole their sealskins long ago. With her twin brother Brennan losing hope and her window of opportunity disappearing like the beach at high tide, she’ll try anything
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Published August 22nd 2013 (first published August 20th 2013)
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Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-request
I received a copy of Wavecrossed from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited about this book because Torched was one of my favorite indie reads of the past year. I award this book 3.5 stars.

Wavecrossed is a very different novel than Torched, which was a YA contemporary. I want to mention that I love that these books are totally different, because Colt takes a risk, and this is highly important for writers to be brave enough to do. This book stars Cassandra, a selkie, and
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Jennifer
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Cassandra and her twin brother Brennan just recently got their sealskins back due to a deal their older brother Declan and their parents made with the mayor who stole them. Their brother and parents want them out at sea living their life but they will not give up on getting their families sealskins back. When a girl at school, Leisel, catches them slipping out of their sealskins on camera, they decide to trust her and put into place one last plan to finally get the sealskins back. Because come g ...more
Jillyn
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars, rounded up.

Overall, this is a pretty solid young adult fantasy read. I read Andrea Colt's first book, a contemporary whodunnit entitled Torched, and absolutely loved it. Wavecrossed is a completely different kind of story, and I have to applaud Colt for making such a drastic changed. I would have never thought that these books were by the same author, going on blurb alone.

The paranormal/fantastical creature that stars in this book is the selkie, which is a being from Scot
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Heidi
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars: An entertaining and exciting selkie adventure.

Cassie pokes her nose cautiously out of the water. To an onlooker, she would appear to be a seal, but in reality she is a selkie. The coast appears to be clear, so she hurries into the shallow water where she quickly transforms back to her human self. Cassie knocks two pebbles against a boulder signaling to her twin that it is safe to come of the water. Cassie and Brennan only discovered that they were selkies two years ago wh
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LeighAnn Kopans
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There's just something about Andrea's writing - it's simply addictive. It's the kind that makes you stay on the exercise bike just a little longer or lose another hour of sleep just to get a few more pages in. Andrea paints the pictures of selkies barrel-rolling through the ocean and teenagers in a high school cafeteria with equal vibrancy - never once did I struggle to place myself in a scene - Andrea's writing did all the work and just tugged me through the story. Cass's voice was so clear, so ...more
Lea (Between fantasy and reality)
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 Between fantasy and reality


Ever since I read Torched, Andrea s first book, I fell in love with her writing so I checked her page constantly to see when will her next book be out. Then I saw there will be a blog tour for her new book and I had to sign up and I dont regret it. This book is so different from the contemporary Torched since it is YA paranormal yet the writing is underlined with Colt humor. I really liked Wavecrossed. I never read about selkies, at least that I can remember, so it wa
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Erin
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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******* 3.5 stars******

This was only the second book about selkies that I’ve read, and I like that it’s slightly out of the mainstream of fantasy storylines. Wavecrossed takes the opposite approach of the Little Mermaid-style sea creature/human storyline, with a heroine who’s been on land her whole life but now wants the freedom that the ocean and her true form will bring her.

Cassandra and her twin brother Brennan were essentially trapped, even though they had gotten back their seal skins from t
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Candace
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read Torched by Andrea Colt last year and really, really loved it. She's brilliant at creating characters and her writing is amazing. She's definitely an author that I will always watch for. That being said, I was a bit concerned with Wavecrossed because it's about Selkies. These kinds of books are really hit or miss for me, more often being a miss. But somehow Andrea Colt made it all work really, really well.

Cassandra is the main character and her and her twin brother are determined to get th
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Karen
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have never read about selkies before, so that was the main reason I wanted to read Wavecrossed, as well as loving Colt’s debut contemporary YA, Torched.

The selkie aspect of the story was fascinating and my favorite part of Wavecrossed. Cassandra’s parents and older brother’s sealskins have been stolen by a man who uses that power to manipulate and control all of them. You can really feel the compelling need to leave land and go back to the ocean where they belong and how painful it is to lose
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Kay
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
The synopsis of Wavecrossed may put you off from reading it simply because it is a book about selkies (I've never run across one before), but don’t be afraid of something you don’t know, selkies are pretty cool and Wavecrossed will delight you. I enjoyed every second of my time while reading Wavecrossed. I’ve never read a book about selkies, but I’m really glad I got over my fear of the unknown and embraced this wonderful new mythology. Sure some of it was a little weird at first, but it grew on ...more
Nina
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, reviewed, paranormal
It was my first time to read about selkies! It didn't take me long before I get the hang of it. Especially with how they change their form and stuff. It was an easy read to know about selkies and to know about Cassandra's family. It was a smooth read for me. Its pacing was nice all throughout, never fast or slow.

It wasn't hard to feel for Cassandra. She loved her family so much so she's willing to give in to anything. I admire her courage all along. Although sometimes, I felt like she was being
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Algel Crestfall
I have never read a book about selkies before and I never actually had the idea there is! I don't even know what a selkie is. So when I learned about this tour, I signed up for the review with no idea what to expect.

This book is mainly about family and trust. I can fully understand the way Cassandra feels, and if I were she, I would've done the same thing -- to do everything to bring her family back the way it is. Cassandra is a perfect example of hope and strength. All along, she never gave up
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Francine Soleil
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
originally posted here: http://alwayslostinbooks.wordpress.co...

When I read the synopsis for this book, I thought that selkies would be some beautiful, mystical sea creatures. Apparently, I was wrong. Selkies are seals that can turn into humans and has brains like a human when in seal form. They need their sealskins to transform into seals.

Cass’ family lost their sealskins when the Murphy family stole them. As an effect of the possession of their sealskins, the family are very devoted to their c
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Olivia (Bookcomet)
It's the first time in a while that I have found as many quotes as I found in Wavecrossed to share with you. But that's what happens when the author has an excellent style of writing that is modern and perfect for this book.

I learnt something from Wavecrossed. About something called a selkie. You might want to look up what a selkie is before reading because I assumed the book was about mermaids or something from the watery cover, so I kind of went huh? when I began reading.

The characters were a
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Traci (The Reading Geek)
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Wavecrossed and I thought that the concept was fantastic. I love the mythology about selkies so I was really excited when I first heard about this book. I was also a fan of Colt's previous book, Torched, so I was looking forward to reading what she wrote next.

Cassandra wants nothing more than to free her family and get back their sealskins for them. I really liked Cassandra for most of the book. She could get a bit frustrating at times because she is just so paranoid, but overa
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Amy at bookgoonie
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Cassandra and Brennan have real problems. But they aren’t going to roll over and let their problems roll over them. They are going to fight against the forces that dictate their freedom, family and happiness. These two are going to find help and friendship in a couple of unlikely allies. There is quite a bit of action and lots of danger. In the end, Cassie and Brennan stay true to their mission which is Free their Family at all cost.

I’ve read so much paranormal over the past few years. I never
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Clare Davidson
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
The novel has a great set-up, which left me asking lots of questions, which of course then hooked me into the novel.

I loved the interaction between Cassandra and Brennan. Their relationship was typical of a brother and sister and very believable. I really felt for them both and their horrible situation. I'll admit, I did find Cassandra's paranoid and icy behaviour a little irritating at times, however I understood why she behaved the way she did and why she was so independent. I liked her fierce
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Ariana
Mar 14, 2014 marked it as to-read
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I've read another book from this author and I loved it. Though it was completely different, I do hold the hope that this will be my kind of book just as well :)
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Andrea Colt grew up in Maryland, where she loved to read, ride horses, play soccer and squabble with her identical twin. She started writing novels as an extra-curricular passion in college, and after graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park (go Terps!), she moved to Alexandria, Virginia. A few years later, she published Torched, and has se ...more
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