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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wrecked by Anna Davies

Secrets of the sea have never been sexier than this.

Ever since the death of her parents, Miranda has lived on Whym Island, taking comfort in the local folklore, which claims a mysterious sea witch controls the fate of all on the island and in its surrounding waters. Sometimes it’s just easier to believe things are out of your control.

But then a terrible boating accident takes the lives of several of her friends, and Miranda is rescued by a mysterious boy who haunts her dreams. Consumed by guilt from the accident, she finds refuge in late-night swims—and meets Christian, a boy who seems eerily familiar, but who is full of mystery: He won’t tell her where he is from, or why they can only meet at the beach. But Miranda falls for him anyway…and discovers that Christian’s secrets, though meant to protect her, may bring her nothing but harm.

Seductive and compelling, Wrecked brings a contemporary, paranormal twist to a classic enchanting tale.

I came across this book from a website called Pulse It, thankfully it allows me to read a book for free in exchange for a review.

I was pleasantly surprised when this tale of superstition of a small rich town turned out to be a page turner I didn't want to get off the computer for. I love the feel that the author was able to create, the way the town is woven, the inhabitants of it was pure genius. Coming from a small town myself I know exactly how it  feels where your every move is watched and cataloged, where who you know and how you act can determine how good a life you live.

So I know when Miranda and her friends invoke the wrath of the sea witch Sephie that curses the island water's and her the lives of several of her friends occurs the night she is driving a boat, I couldn't help but have my heart break as she was faced with being ostracized.

The townsfolk already thought that Miranda was cursed after her parent's died when she was a child, so when her friends die on the water as well, the whispers turn to ugly glares and accusation's, that an accident wasn't so much an accident. After all, why did she live?

Miranda's answer is simple, a glowing boy saved her. Her glowing boy just so happens to be Christian, a betwixtmen who falls in love at first sight with the girl and feels compelled to save her, despite the consequences that comes with defying the Queen of the Down Below, Sephie, who wants her souls.

This book is beautifully written, a master piece of superstition woven to an ending you won't see coming. It was the ending that made the book for me, I definitely sat back in awe.

5 Raven's

Favorite Charrie:
Teddy, for always worrying about his younger  sister, for never giving up on her even when it made his life hard.
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