Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Surface by Tiffany Daune & Tour-Wide Giveaway!


Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Publisher: Noble Young Adult
Release Date: Already released.
Number of Pages: 159 (Ebook)
Purchase Link: Amazon



Description from Goodreads:
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.
Wow...Surface was an incredibly inventive story! It managed to completely change and redefine what both Sirens and Mermaids are...and described a completely different and mysterious species that I had never heard before! The mythology in the story was extremely well defined and was incredibly descriptive, which was even more impressive because it was a relatively short book. It was also very fast-paced and addictive! :)

The characters were wonderful, and I especially loved Theia and Luc. :) The point of view alternated quite a bit in this book, which was kind of confusing at first because I wasn't expecting the shift, but I actually grew to really enjoy getting to see so many sides of the story. The author, Tiffany Daune, handled the shifting points of view incredibly well, and it became very easy to tell whose point of view each one was. I also thought that the differing points of view made the story very well rounded, and it kept me riveted to the page. :D

The best part of Surface was the mythology though. :D I've already mentioned it a bit, but I just thought that it was amazing and that it was incredibly inventive! I loved how thorough the history of the mysterious species was, and I just thought it was fantastic...and so elaborate! :D It was wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it all! I'm really hoping there is going to be a sequel because I'm totally not ready to be finished with these characters or this new race of supernaturals...I'm not even sure if I'd define them as supernaturals, but I think that's what I'm gonna go with. ;) haha

The only thing that I kind of felt was lacking in Surface was romantic development. I loved Theia and Luc, and I did like them together, but I wish that it had been described more thoroughly and wasn't so much a case of fated love because it felt a lot like insta-love, and while I did enjoy them together, I was kind of just hoping for more. It seemed like the book was headed in the direction of a sequel, but I wasn't able to confirm that on the author's blog or anything...so I'm still hoping for more books and hopefully if there are more, we get to see the romance develop more. I did enjoy them together, and I felt the chemistry...but the whole jump to love was a tad bit sudden for me, so I would definitely like to see Luc and Theia's relationship develop more in future books.

Overall, I really enjoyed Surface, and I would recommend it for the fantastic mythology alone! I also think that fans of inventive back-stories and elaborate backgrounds will really enjoy this one, especially if you're a fan of mythologies surrounding water. :)


GIVEAWAY!
Tour grand prize (INTL):
1  E Reader (Sony or Kindle) I'm going to the states this month and will pick one up.
1  $25 Starbucks Gift Card
1  $15 Amazon Gift Card
5  Digital Copies of Surface

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AUTHOR BIO
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.

Author Links:Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter



Good luck in the giveaway if you entered! :D

So, what do you think of Surface?
Does it sound like something you'd like to read?

4 comments:

  1. Great review Ambur! I'm thrilled you loved the mythology. And yes, I think supernatural works :) As far as a sequel...Landlocked will be coming out just in time for your summer reading list. Thank you letting me stop by your blog today. I love the positive vibe here. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! :D You did a fabulous job with it...that's what I figured too. ;) haha YAY! :D I am so glad to hear that!! I definitely can't wait to read it! You're welcome, and thank you for writing such a fantastic story! I'm glad you love the positive vibe I've got going on. :) Happy reading to you, too. :D

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  2. The insta-love would annoy me, but I'd definitely give this one a try based on the mythology you've raved about!

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    1. There was an explanation for it somewhat, but I definitely could have had more of a buildup. Since Tiffany Daune confirmed there will be a sequel, I am glad to say that there should be more development in book two! :D You really should, the mythology was wonderful! :D

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