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Coral & Bone

(The Siren Chronicles #1)

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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  400 ratings  ·  186 reviews
She was told it’s a symptom.
It’s actually the key to saving the world.

As Halen Windspeare returns to the place her father drowned, she thinks controlling the sparks beneath her fingertips is her only problem. But when she is dragged into the underwater realm of Elosia, she discovers she is the solution to a century old conflict.

Earth is on the path to destruc
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ebook, 278 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Jester Ink Press (first published June 30th 2014)
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
I received a free digital copy of this book as part of the blog tour running for the second book in the series Curses and Ash. All thoughts shared are my own!

This is a YA Fantasy featuring mermaids and sirens, following a girl called Halen who ventures towards a beach and suddenly finds herself suck into this world that she never knew existed in the depths of the ocean. Her whole life as she has known it has been a solid lie. The story also follows another character called Tage who i
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Dana

This book was a disappointment. Not a lot happened and I was bored for majority of the novel. I have yet to read a mermaid/siren book that I liked, I really wonder why it is so hard to write a good mermaid book.

Everything was just too convenient and too basic for me, it was difficult to feel invested in anything that happened as it hardly felt that even the author was invested! Honestly I can't even think of much anything else to say about this, I have been left with a feeling of indifference a
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Elyssa
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was initially drawn to Coral & Bone because of the intriguing cover art. Unsure of what I was getting into, I began chapter 1 and was instantly HOOKED. The story is a quick read, but not a simple one. As the plot unfolds you find you've been thrown into a web of deeply tangled connections between the characters, from which Daune leaves no loose ends. Her illustrative language depicts the tale of a curious teenager trying to find herself and make sense of what her magik means to her. The cl ...more
Irena
I got this book for free from the author in an exchange for an honest review.

This is my first mermaid/siren book. I am glad it is because it is a very good book and because of that, now I have a good impression about under sea creatures themed stories which means I would like to read more books from this genre.

This book is written in third person and from the very begging it follows two perpectives: Halen's and Tage's.
Even though Halen's perspective is the main one I was
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Helena
Jul 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF around 55%
After more than 100 pages I don't feel invested at all. Also, it was way too cheesy for me to be able to enjoy.
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Halen is back in Rockaway Beach where the sparks igniting from her fingertips started... And when she's attacked and thrust into the ocean she finds herself in a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia. There she meets the boy she's been dreaming about and learns the truth about what happened on the beach that day... And now she must choose to face the darkness or allow her powers to overwhelm her.

I can't say how much of a disappointment this book wa
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Maddie
DNF'ed at 50%

The mythology behind everything and the world building was way too messy for me and I found it all quite hard to keep track of that I lost the plot. It's a shame as I really wanted to find another good mermaid book after like 'The Siren' by Keira Cass so much.
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
It is rare when I come across a book about mermaids and truly enjoy it, a sad fact but a true one. So when I do find something that I love, that is unique and fun I feel like I need to tell everyone about it.

So this is me, telling you, all about Coral & Bone.

Right from the start I was intrigued with the story. About the secrets that Halen's family was keeping from her and her unique abilities that she knew nothing about. And who doesn't love a good tale where the merm
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Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

I went through the full range of emotions while reading Coral & Bone, and instead of writing this review like I normally do with several paragraphs, I'd like to instead take you through those emotions and the thoughts I had while feeling different ways. First I'll give a little background so you can have some context for later on. And I'm sorrynotsorry for the many all caps you'll encounter. ;)

My favorite Di
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Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

The moment I found out this was about mermaids, I was intrigued! I have the most insane addiction with water and almost anything that has to do with it, mermaids included! This was the first book I have read by Tiffany and I had some mixed feelings about it.
To begin with, the characters were a lot younger than expected (Halen, the main character, is 15). At first I thought her to be a little bratty and immature but I didn't hold i
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Darque  Dreamer
Coral and Bone is a highly original, re-imagining of mermaids, sirens, and magick. It is enchanting and captivating. This one is a tale of beauty, sorrow, friendship, and danger.

The Plot: Halen has always known she was different, dangerous even. But its not until she and her mother move back to the place where her father died that she learns just how different she really is. After a run in with a stranger, and a near drowning, Halen finds herself surrounded by a captivating world of
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Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
Coral & Bone was a waste of my time. An absolute waste, because I could have spent 2 days reading other books that are so much more amazing (and obviously, worth my attention).

When reading the synopsis and first starting out the book, I thought Coral & Bone would be promising – Sirens! Mermaids are the bad guys! How cool is that!

Problem? Early on in the book, I could already tell – like I can with most books – this would not go very well. The writing feels a bit choppy.
She was going through bookstore withdrawals and losing hchoppy.
She ...more
Eshadi Sharif
*huge thanks to the author for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review. however, this doesn't not effect my review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and 100% honest*

This. Book. Is. Everything.
Where do I begin?!
I love the world building and the characters so much. My favourite character would have to be Tage or maybe Ezra. Ezra is a hilarious character and Tage is just amazing. I LOVED her bond with Halen.
Speaking of their bond, there was a lot of characte
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booknerd_dork
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Okay! This story is AWESOME!!!! aAAHHAHAH!!!
This is have been on my phone for few weeks and have wanted to read it but somethings came here and there and I was just able to read first chapter and at that time to the story sucked me in. I started it again to finish and I devoured the whole story in eight hours, yeah I tend to count :P
The story was from Halen's and Tage's POV. From the beginning as told earlier the story hooked me. The details were vivid, and I was feeling it was me in
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Kayla
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of people were talking about this book and I'm extremely glad I picked it up!
Dianne
The joy of finding a new take and a fresh voice in the YA paranormal genre is priceless! When is the last time you were taken into a world filled with mermaids and sirens with magical abilities? Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune introduces us to Halen, a girl not quite comfortable in her own skin, literally. Coming back to the place where she watched her father drown opens the door to a world beyond anything she has known, that explains why she is different, why she has a previously unexplainable ta ...more
BookLoversLife
The blurb pretty much sums up the book so here it is from Goodreads : Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.

Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
Coral and Bone is a YA paranormal novel.
Halen is different. Her whole life she has been trying to stop the tingling fire she gets along her skin. Clearly something is going on. Her life has been built upon lies and she learns the truth of who she is when she is chased into the ocean. Half-truths and lies cloud her every step until she isn't sure what she believes anymore. She is thrust into a new w
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Suze Lavender
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Halen's whole life is being turned upside down when she finds out she's part of a world she's never even heard of. Her true identity was kept from her to prepare her for a mission, a destiny only she can fulfill. Halen is a siren, which means she's half-human and half-Elosian. Elosia is an underwater realm, a place Halen has never heard of, but has to get to know quickly, so she'll be able to save herself and many others. Halen has Tage by her side to protect her and there's Dax, the boy who kee ...more
Michelle
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net** 

Coral and Bone is the first book in the young adult fantasy series. I don't know the name of the series yet, but author Tiffany Daune has said that it will be a trilogy. I am excited that there is going to be more, because while I felt like it took me almost the whole novel to get my bearings in the rich multiple realm world that Tiffany has created, I now have a good understanding of the world and characters, and I am ready to see
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I really enjoyed this book. Its seldom that I get to venture to the world of sirens and evil mermaids and other dimensions. We have all of this in this exciting fantasy book, that is unique. I really liked Dax in this, Taren was har
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Cat
Nov 29, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-freebie
Not only is this book written for pre-teens, it sounds like it was written by one too:

Example 1
"I am an Empath like my mom- remember." Tage's mom had been an Empath. She could read the emotions and true intentions of the soul, and Tage had this gift as well.

Example 2
"I didn't mean to," Halen said. She hadn't meant to at all."

Yes, the author has built multiple worlds with a (rather short) history, but that's about as far as it gets. The narration la
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Leigh
I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoy a good mermaid story, and Coral & Bone was no exception. Don't expect Ariel from the Little Mermaid. The mermaids and sirens are more like Ursula with some serious dark powers.

Halen doesn't understand what is happening to her. What is this power that is coursing through her? How can she extinguish the fire inside that wants to destroy things? After watching her father drown, she has struggled to maintain control. Halen comes face
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Casey Williams
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Halen thinks she is just an ordinary girl with some problems, but when some chaotic events unravel Halen get thrust into a world she doesn't know or never believed in and learns about the lies of her past. She discovers that she is actually a very powerful blue moon siren and her destiny is to destroy Asair. When everyone Halen knew and loved betrayed her, she must decide to either walk away or help her new friends and loved ones save their homes.
Coral and Bone had a variety of interesting
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Bekah (WillBakeforBooks)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The Little Mermaid was always my favorite Disney princess movie growing up. There was something so magical about the mermaid who longed for something more. Considering how much I loved that movie, it’s strange that I haven’t found a mermaid story I’ve liked in all these years. I’m happy to say that this was the one I’ve been waiting for! However, don’t misunderstand. The mermaids in this book are nothing like the cute ones in the classic fairytale. In fact,
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Tiffany Holme
Creative, Stunning and Compelling...

There is nothing unattractive about this book! The cover is stunning, and what lay beneath the cover was just as amazing. I was expecting the best and what I got what better. Tiffany Daune created a world in which the impossible is made real, and what you thought was fact is not what it seems. I was drawn into this book and enjoyed the twists that it took.

Daunes writing is simply beautiful and has almost a lyrical quality to it. Every realm was
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Katarina
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This was a very good book. Most of all I enjoyed the imagination that went into the details of the sea world Elosia and all the plot twists at the end. The main character at first seemed a bit mainstream, but she quickly grew into her own with an independent mind. I liked the path of her character development. I will definitely be reading the sequel!
Angie
Sep 26, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really need to stop reading mermaid books; I really do not like them. I was sucked into Coral & Bone because of that cover! It promised dark mermaids! I mean, she has a skeletal hand in her hair and her eyebrow is made of smoke! But my goodness, this was one frustrating read, because nothing makes any sense! None at all! I honestly have no clue what's going on here!

Coral & Bone starts off with Halen hearing voices and having electricity tingle her fingers. Then a boy shows
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Bee

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Coral & Bone really snuck up on me. I saw it by coincidence on Goodreads when a friend added it to her shelves. I was curious when I read the title. Then I saw the cover and I bought it. After that I read the blurb and I started reading. And I just didn't stop until I finished.

Coral & Bone is about Halen. She has spent her entire life trying to hide the dangerous powers under her fingertips from everyone. When she moves back to
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Muskan
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 4.25 Stars

Thanks to the Author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This, however, does not affect my thoughts in anyway. All opinions stated below are mine and 100% honest.

First things first, I loved reading this book. Yes, it had its flaws and for which I had deducted 0.75 stars. Over all and mostly, it was great!

CHARACTERS:
The protagonist of the book is Halen who I found quite whiny, but that's justified considering the drastic change her life went through over/>CHARACTERS:
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