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Seaweed by Elle Strauss
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Jul 08, 2012

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Read in August, 2012

'Seaweed' is a new fantasy novel that focuses on Dori Seward, the heroine, and the mysterious new guy in town, Tor Riley. As Dori begins to see changes in herself and her life, she notices that Tor is keeping secrets all his own. What exactly is Tor hiding and what does it have to do with Dori? Soon she will discover that myths are actually reality and her life will never be the same.

I found this novel to be a sweet and fun young adult fantasy. The characters are a bit flat without any real depth or unique personalities. The romance between Dori and Tor is cute, but definitely had me rolling my eyes at times. The narrative and back story were well developed and had a great flow, which made this book a fast and easy read. I liked the hidden culture that the author reveals in the book - I found it interesting. All in all, this was a good read, but it didn't have any major "wow" factors for me. It seems to blend in with all the other mermaid fiction that is flooding the YA genre now.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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