Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Surface Blog Tour: Review + Huge Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Surface book tour! I have a review and a huge giveaway that includes an e-reader and a couple of great gift cards coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.

My Rating: 3.5/5

A great YA with a unique idea. Surface was a lovely read with an interesting take on mermaids and sirens.

I really liked how the mythology of water dwellers was handled in this book. It was different from what had been seen previously and I really liked the idea behind it. I wish some of the world-building had been more solid because there were a few holes. But, it wasn't too big a problem. I still really liked the mythology.

The characters were good. But since there were so many, there were flat. I didn't feel that there was enough focus on any of them-even the main protagonists-to make them dynamic people. But, I still liked the characters.

Theia was a good heroine. She was strong, even in the face of killer mermaids and a trial for her death. She wasn't the most memorable heroine, but she was likable.

Luc was about the same. He wasn't the most outstanding hero, but he was likable. He was a sweetheart. However, I didn't find the love between Theia and Luc to be believable. They had known each other for less than a day and hadn't spoken very much (and never about anything other than the conflict at hand) before they decided they were in love. So, I didn't feel their relationship was totally believable.

The plot was okay. It switched perspective quite a bit. I'm okay with that, but I wish the transitions had been better because I often got lost before I figured out that there was a change and perspective and whose perspective it had been transferred to. But the plot moved quickly and I was kept interested the entire time. There were quite a few surprises, betrayals, and secrets in store. And the ending had me curious to find out what happens next.

A nice YA romance. Not amazing, but a good read. 

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs are an e-reader (Sony or Kindle), a $25 Starbucks gift card, a $15 Amazon gift card, and 5 e-copies of Surface. Open internationally. Ends April 25. 
Good luck! 
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About the Author:
Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, thoughshe hasn't caught them, yet.

Surface is her first novel and pairs well with gummy sharks.

For more fun, check out the other tour stops! For the full schedule, go here.


  1. Thanks for your review. The consensus seems to be 3.5 out of 4 or 5 on this book. I'm thinking about it for myself.

  2. Thank you Farrah for being a part of the Surface tour!