Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: The Moon and The Tide - Derrolyn Anderson

Book: The Moon and The Tide (Marina's Tales #2)
By: Derrolyn Anderson
Publication Date: April 01, 2011
Publisher: Self Published

Description: When Marina learned the truth about her past she thought that the drama was over, but she couldn't have been more wrong. She finds that her whole life has been a lie, orchestrated from behind the scenes by her own loved ones.

Still reeling from the shock, she is confronted with even more betrayal,and takes solace in an increasingly dangerous new habit.

After an accident dramatically exposes her secret to the world, a dangerous enemy with evil plans arrives on the scene. Marina's bravery is put to the test once again, forcing her to use all of her new-found skills to protect her family.

Can good triumph over evil?

Will true love win out over jealousy?

My Thoughts: I loved The Moon and The Tide even more than I loved Between the Land and The Sea. It gave us the perfect mix of everything and I couldn't get enough. In my previous review of Between the Land and The Sea (see review here), I pointed out that everything was perfect like a Disney movie. The Moon and The Tide was NOTHING like a Disney movie. It had addiction (which I LOVED, and made me laugh sometimes) and sneakiness, passion, romance, control, betrayal, kidnapping, plenty of eye candy, and much, much more. I can't think of one bad thing to say about this book (and that's really saying something).

The relationship between Ethan and Marina is sweet and intense. I got annoyed at Ethan sometimes because I felt as if he wanted to change who Marina was; like Ethan didn't like all of who Marina was inside.  It was a good addition to the book though because some books where the relationship is all peachy with bows and rainbows and fireworks just seems, ummm fake, and this one adds a realistic flare to it. It makes me think that Ethan is a real guy with real insecurities and I love it! I like getting mad at a character every once in a while, only to later apologize to them for getting upset (haha). I also liked Kimo, the sexy, strong Hawaiian surfer. Let me just say that if I met him, I would definitely....ummm....say hi (wink wink). He also reminds me of a real guy too. (I wont explain why, just read the book and you'll see) There's just something about men that see what they want and just try to reach out and grab it that I love!

This book was the best of the series (so far). It throws quite a bit of curveballs and, although most of them are to be expected, you enjoy watching them occur. I would definitely suggest to anyone who has not read this series yet: DO IT NOW!!! (They're really a steal at between $.99 and $2.99 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords for the ebooks) As for the rating? I give it 5 Stars!


Lan said...

I'm glad to hear that this one is even better than the first. I read another review that said everyone in the first book is a genius of some sort and was like "no, something has got to go wrong!" Looks like I was right and it made the story even better. Glad you enjoyed it.

Chrissie @ Once Upon a Series said...

I haven't heard of this series before but it definitely sounds interesting. I think I'll be adding them to my TBR list :)

Sherre said...

@Lan: yep you were right. Plus all the perfection was explained in the second book so it makes more sense now!

@Chrissie: yes please do!

Jenna and Ashley said...

I didn't like this book as much as the first one. I liked that there was more conflict but there were too many different things going on and in not enough detail. You and I made similar comments in our reviews though! I also loved Kimo and am reeeaaally hoping that he's in the 3rd book!
- Ashley

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