Shining Sea by Mimi Cross

Posted August 22, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Skyscape in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Shining Sea by Mimi CrossShining Sea by Mimi Cross
Published by Skyscape on May 24th 2016
Pages: 422
Format: Paperback
Source: Skyscape
Goodreads
three-stars

Falling in love shouldn’t feel like drowning.
Seventeen-year-old Arion Rush has always played the obedient sidekick to her older sister’s flashy femme fatale—until a mysterious boating accident leaves Lilah a silent, traumatized stranger. As her sister awaits medical treatment with their mother, Arion and her father head to his hometown in Maine to prepare a new life for them all. Surrounded by the vast Atlantic, she finds solace in songwriting, her only solid ground.
Unexpectedly, Arion blossoms in the tiny coastal town. Friends flock to her, and Logan Delaine, a volatile heartthrob, seems downright smitten. But it’s Bo Summers—a solitary surfer, as alluring as he is aloof—that Arion can’t shake. Meanwhile, Lilah’s worsening condition, a string of local fatalities, and Arion’s own recent brushes with death seem ominously linked…to Bo’s otherworldly family. As Arion’s feelings for Bo intensify and his affections turn possessive, she must make a choice. How will Arion learn to listen to her own voice when Bo’s siren song won’t stop ringing in her ears?

“Shining Sea” by Mimi Cross is extremely enjoyable. This story really got to me. Arion is a great character. There are items that I really liked Ario and other times I wanted to shake some sense into her. Cross’ writing really shows in this book. I think her writing is beautiful and very poetic.

three-stars

About Mimi Cross

Mimi Cross was born in Toronto, Canada. She received a master’s degree from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in music from Ithaca College. She has been a performer, a music educator, and a yoga instructor. During the course of her musical career, she’s shared the bill with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sting. She resides in New Jersey.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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