{Review+G!veaway} Undertow by Callie Kingston

June 5, 2012 Reviews 13

Undertow by Callie Kingston
Pages: 230 pages
Publication Date: February 17th 2012 by Carolwood Press
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog tour
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challenge
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UNDERTOW description: 

While she sleeps beside a log on the wild Oregon coast, a rogue wave pulls Marissa into the sea. Now she dreams each night of a merman who rescues her. Obsessed with returning to this beautiful creature, she again risks her life in the frigid ocean.
Will Marissa remain lost forever in the eddies of her mind, or can real love save her from the abyss? Sometimes, the dangers which lie within are the deadliest.

This book was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. Right away, I liked the book. I connected with Marissa off the bat and I thought the premise was really interesting. Then my interest started drifting and I wasn’t in love with the middle. But I kept reading and boy am I glad I did! After about the halfway point, the book started gaining momentum with me again and I started liking the story more and more and more. I ended up really liking Undertow. The story really is great as a whole.

Marissa is very complex. She is strong willed and yet also really fragile. I loved loved loved that for once people were not so trusting of the supernatural. There was a lot of skeptism in Undertow and honestly this is the more realistic reaction so I was really happy to see it.

Jim is pretty great too. He is so dependable and loyal. I really can’t wait to see what happens with him in the next book. He just makes me smile, so I am really hoping that he is happy.

So while there was a lull in the middle of the book for me, I am really glad that I read the whole book because I ended up really enjoying it! I was not expecting this book to take this direction, and it was really refreshing to be this surprised by a story. Undertow is a really good story, and Callie really threw me for a loop! Awesome job Ms. Kingston  

3.5/5 gavels.

Author Bio:
Callie Kingston’s home is in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with many furry creatures (including her husband). She holds a masters degree in psychology and has worked in schools for many years. When not writing, she likes to explore the outdoors, especially the forests and beaches along the Oregon coast. She also enjoys a great cup of cappuccino, which happily is easily found in her part of the world.



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13 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Undertow by Callie Kingston”

  1. Becky Johnson

    I’m always interestd in new reads. It sounds like an interesting combination of romance, supernatural and action. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  2. Erin

    I’d never heard of this book before seeing this post. It look very cool, going to add it to my wishlist right now. 🙂 Plus I live in the pacific nw and I love reading books set here.

  3. Lauren M.

    You wrote about skepticism of the supernatural. I’m reading a book right now that the main character just totally chalked off the fact that her love interests are a vampire and a werewolf. Umm, I don’t know about you, but I’d be at least a little surprised and nervous.

  4. Ashley Martiniello

    My lastest book “wish list” seems to be centered around mermaid or ocean relate books so this novel fits right in. Thank you for the review and giveaway, and thanks to Callie Kingston for providing the ebook.

    Good luck to all! 🙂

  5. Ashley Martiniello

    My recent book “wish list” seems to be centered around mermaid or ocean relate books so this novel fits right in. Thank you for the review and giveaway, and thanks to Callie Kingston for providing the ebook.

    Good luck to all! 🙂

  6. dianne

    I am so in the mood for mermaid/merman stories so I would really like to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway and the review! Though there’s a lull in the middle as you said, I believe I will still like this book based on your review.

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