Monday, March 26, 2012

Review:Promises by Amber Garr

Author: Amber Garr
Title: Promises:The Syrenka Series #1
Publication:December 7,2011
Age:Young Adult
Rating: 4 out of 5 
Source: Book Tour/Author 
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Synopsis:Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love.

When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fianc├ę would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined.

A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those who she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader than anyone ever suspected. Her survival is not only dependent upon the loyalty of her friends, but also on her acceptance of a life that she had so adamantly tried to escape.

Promises is the first book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends through the perils of growing up in a discrete world that inherently threatens human society.

Review: Evianna is a fantastic character, though she seemed a bit preoccupied with herself sometimes.It is action packed and loaded with twists and turns, as soon as it seems one thing is going to happen, something completely unexpected takes place. Kain, one of the male love interests is the most likeable of the two for me, because he is willing to sacrifice so much for her even though she doesn't love him. The other fella Brendan, just wasn't feeling him that much. Now, the reason is there is something up with this guy, he is mysterious and hiding something. Evianna, Brendan and Kain become apart of something bigger than they expected and Evianna realizes that the choices she makes will change everything she holds dear. The story was well written and I thought it was paced pretty steadily. I absolutely loved the syrenka/mermaid lore in this book. Good read, couldn't go to bed until I finished it.

Cover Review: Absolutely Beautiful!!

You can view my interview with Amber here

What's next in the series: Betrayal: Book Two in the Syrenka Series

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  1. Thank you so much Latoya and I'm glad to hear that you couldn't put it down! :)

  2. you're welcome, I enjoyed it!

  3. I enjoyed your honest review, especially about the characters. The book sounds very interesting.


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