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Daughter of the Storm

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Lia needs to find out why her father jumped from the cliff onto the Devil’s Teeth rocks below. The only way to understand what happened is to go to the isolated weather-beaten island herself. However, there’s more to the island than cliffs and storms and history. It also has its close-knit people. Like Ed, a young man who’s troubled and almost ready to leave; Lia’s Uncle ...more
Paperback, 1, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2019 by Poolbeg Press
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Mel (Epic Reading)
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
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I don't think I need to tell anyone that the gorgeous cover attracted me to this Irish published book. Daughter of the Storm starts out as a YA/Teen book and converts into a Horror novel at about 60% of the way through. Making it a very different read. Overall I enjoyed the story but it had some odd nuances to it at times. Some things happening out of nowhere and at other times there will be a sudden moment of gory description that feels out of place compared to the rest of the narrative.

Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
For someone who frequently reads fantasy novels this was a refreshing story considering its originality. I was swept away quickly by this story and enjoyed the ride through all the twists and turns. Through multiple character perspectives and a fast paced story line it felt like I was part of the storm. That was the beauty of this unique tale, the storm was both physical and emotional. Though the book included a romantic edge it explored the dynamics of family, diverging generations, and small ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daughter of the Storm is an excellent book that went to unexpected places. For a YA book, there was much more adult POV than I'm accustomed to seeing, but it fleshed the story out and provided insight that the main character POV would not have provided. The cover is gorgeous, the story awesome, and I haven't enjoyed a YA novel this much in a very long time.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is rich with mystery, suspense and a dash of fantasy. The characters and setting are well fleshed, there are a few side plots that only serve to further the main story. I will gladly recommend this story to all my fantasy genre loving friends.

I received a copy of this novel for free to review and I am not compensated for said review.
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
On a remote unnamed island off Ireland, young HS Grad Lia runs away from her Mom Jasmine to search her soul for answers about her Dad's recent death.

WARNING- Mild spoilers but not plot spoilers may follow:

Her Dad's brother Harry owns a quaint pub on the island, but perhaps everything isn't quite as idyllic as it seems. Lia hits it off with the other young person on the island, Ed, who is suffering under the hand of his alcoholic father following the death of his mother.
The author never
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC, but am voluntarily and honestly reviewing it. It was a good read. The story line was interesting but a bit slow. I enjoyed going through the discovery with the main character Lia who goes to an island to find out what really happened to her father.

The thrill of finding out what was really happening on the island and why was interesting. Even though i tended to be a bit slow in some parts I enjoyed it enough to finish reading it. Which says a lot for me, because
Teresa Heffernan
An absolutely amazing story, beautifully written. I was transported to the island with the wonderful characters, captivated by their tale, feeling all their emotions. I cheered, I booed and I read the scariest bits holding my breath.
I can't wait for the next one.
Rachel Benham
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! This was such a great book. Lia was lost. Her and her mother did not see eye to eye since her fathers death. She hops on a plane and travels to Ireland to the Island where he grew up and where he dies. The Islands motto basically is what happens on the Island stays on the Island. The people acted strange, there were not young people there except for Ed. Harry, her uncle takes her in and shows her the ropes. As more and more mysterious things keep happening, Lia is determined to get to the ...more
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Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Lia searches for the secrets of her father's family on an isolated Irish island in this horror novel from Tina Callaghan. As the storms of winter sweep in to leave her trapped with the islanders, who all seem to know more than they're telling, she faces down the horrific truth and fights to leave the island alive.

This is a difficult book to review, as it doesn't really fit into any genre. I enjoyed it, but I wasn't desperate to know what happened at first; that only came in the last twenty or so
Anne Dwyer
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lia wants to know why her Dad went back to the island and commited suicide . She has a fight with her mother, and goes to the island to see her Uncle Harry, and find out what happened. But when she gets there, she finds much more than she bargained for. She meets Ed, who is about the only other person of her age on the island. There are frightening things on the island, and there is a storm coming that will reveal many secrets - secrets that mean people will have to fight not to save their lives ...more
Rebecca Mello
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing in return for an honest review.

After the suicide of her father, Lia runs away from her home and her mother to see her Uncle Harry at his remote island home in Ireland, the place where her father died. She is looking to understand why her father did what he did. But Lia finds more then she bargained for. Something strange is happening on the island. As the winter storms roll in it is only a matter of time till everyone is trapped on the
Belle Manuel
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review:

I did not like this book. For one, the beginning still has errors in it that need to be fixed. Minor ones that should have already been edited out.

Secondly, the narrative is so damn slow! My goodness, the author rants for pages about things no one cares about. I want to get to the fantasy! I don’t care about a bird flying overhead or when someone hit a growth spurt. Tell me the magic and fantasy I came for!

Pacing is too slow for my liking. I
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gothic-esque novel set on an isolated Irish island where to leave the village after dark could spell trouble.

As her second novel, Daughter of the Storm is a triumph and one that I devoured in less than twenty four hours. With a young protagonist but adult themes and side characters, this horror novel is perfect for teenagers and adults and one that you will want to read again and again. With a twist ending that I certainly didn't see coming, Daughter of the Storm is a great way to start off a
Amanda Setasha Hall
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

I wanted to love this book because the description sounds amazing... Unfortunately it fell really flat for me. The beginning was interesting, but for most of the book... nothing actually happened.

This book has a decent idea behind it, I just feel like it wasn't executed up to what it could have been. The beginning felt slow... The ending felt rushed and incomplete.

I really wanted to love this, but in the end, I
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review and I have to say this that I didn't enjoy the book as much as I expected to. The beginning felt so slow and the narration didn't grip me enough. I got bored and tired during reading this book. Some people might like this book but I didn't enjoy it much. Although the storyline is good and catchy, the narration failed to keep my interest. At times, there were certain situations where it felt creepy. Lastly, I would conclude by the fact that this ...more
Oct 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you Goodreads for choosing me in a giveaway for this book! It was a quick read. I thought this book was pretty good overall. It started a little slow for me. However, I enjoyed the characters. I also did like the creepiness factor and the mystery hanging around everything and everyone on the island. I did think the transitions between POV were a little choppy though. I wish those could have been a little smoother.
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent work of storytelling

Tina Callaghan weaves an amazing take in Daughter of the Storm. She gives you just enough to hook you and make you wonder what is really going on on this island.
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