Seventeen-year-old Arion Rush has always played the obedient sidekick to her older sister’s flashy femme fatale—until a mysterious boating accident leaves Lilah a silent, traumatized stranger. As her sister awaits medical treatment with her mother, Arion and her father head to his hometown in Maine to prepare a new life for them ...more
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.
the cover of this book is very beautiful and successful without doubt :)
I really enjoyed this reading, the story is very original and very well written, I think it's maybe something personal that has failed to reach both me, as I thought would happen, I struggled in some parts keep pace reading, but I liked especially the end of the book that has been very good, and clearly leaves open end for the sequel, which I will wait to l ...more
I am far from being a Twilight fan. The only way you can consider me to be in anyway involved in the franchise is that I absolutely adore the Rifftrax version of the movie. I have never touched a copy of the book, let alone read it. But even with my lack of knowledge, the parallels between the two are pretty obvious.
Arion is a teenage girl dealing with the aftermath of an accident that caused her older siste ...more
When seventeen year old Arion is forced to move with her father back to his hometown of Rock Hook Harbor, Maine, she grieves leaving her older sister Lilah behind. Popular Lilah has suffered a tragic accident that has left her mute and distant to everyone including Arion.
In her new home, Arion finds a group of friends and does her best to adjust to her new life minus Lilah. She attracts and enjoys ...more
This was like a roller-coaster ride of confused feelings and emotions that i wish i could again for the first time. I had to sit my book down during some sections so i could "oooooooh nooooooooooooo" *pull my hair* *rub my face* *hold my breath*
I love it when a book really gets in your head. I just finished reading it, its 11.57pm and im incredibly tired and i cant stop thinking about it.
That ending though...
Shining Sea is about a girl, Arion who is the younger sister of Lilah and often feels as if she’s the forgotten sidekick. But when a boating accident leaves Lilah silent and in need of medical treatment, Arion retreats to her songwriting for comfort.
Meanwhile, Arion finds herself drawn to the local hottie and surfer, Bo Summers. A romance bloom ...more
There was ...more
Besides being a writer, Mimi is also a musician and it really pours out in everything she writes. A story about mythical creatures that are half human, half bird/angel, with mesmerizing voices is the perfect story for Mimi to show off her ...more
I really enjoyed this but felt like the first half was a bit repetitive and could have been shortened. The push and pull between Arion and Bo was clear after a couple of interactions without repeating the same thing over and over. The last few cha ...more
I just couldn't get into this one, no matter how hard I tried. It's not that I don't like YA books, this one just didn't get my attention like I thought it would. The description was good, but I had a hard time reading the book. I'm sorry, it just wasn't meant for me.
I really really wanted to like this book more than I did. Arion (love the name) loves music and the sea, then her sister has an unexplained accident and now Arion is afraid of water. Cue the move to Maine and her own room in a lighthouse and being drawn to the sea and mystery man Bo. A love triangle, that didn't really feel like a love triangle. I just couldn't get myself to love the main character. Her at ...more
Mimi Cross is an author, singer, and songwriter. She received a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College and an MA from New York University. She is a performer, a certified music educator, and worked briefly in the music industry. Mimi is also the creator of Body of Writing, a practice that adds an additional dimension to the mind body spirit discipline of yoga: story.
Mimi was born in Toronto and gr