Author: Tiffany Daune
Publisher: Jester Ink Press
Published: July 1, 2014
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 past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.
Let me take a moment to talk about the cover. It is so darn pretty! I mean, it is probably known by now that I like pretty things and a pretty cover will draw me right in. Besides the pretty cover I was looking for an amazing story and that is what I got!
Coral & Bone is a breathe of fresh air in the YA genre, it is filled with action, adventure and mystery right from the start. I found myself up all night just to see what would happen next. The setting was amazing. Daune was descriptive, making me picture the realm of Elosia clearly in my head.
I liked Halen as a main character, though I was thrown of that she was fifteen (I read more upper YA and NA now so that is probably the reason I expected her to be older. Anyway:) her story was frustrating. I was getting frustrated along side her because I wanted more information. You have this beautiful realm, a really attractive boy and then this huge secret, you are going to want to know more! Character wise those there was an interesting mix and I enjoyed them. I wished to know a little more about Dax then we actually got though.
I feel like this is one of those reviews where I will giveaway something unintentionally and I really hate doing this. Overall though Daune created a beautifully written fantasy story with action, adventure, and magick all rolled into one.
I write stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. When I'm not lost in Edit Land you can find me reading a book from my towering TBR pile or at the movie theater nibbling licorice. I don't have a lucky number, but my favorite time is . I completely believe that the fortunes found inside cookies will come true and that you must be careful when wishing on stars. I live on an island, so if you want to visit you'll need a boat, and if you want to survive the passage, be sure to bring candy for the mermaids.
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