Book Title: Coral and Bone
Book Author: Tiffany Daune
Page Count: 286
Publishing Date: May 9th, 2017
Date Read: August 6th, 2017
Coral and Bone is a highly original, re-imagining of mermaids, sirens, and magick. It is enchanting and captivating. This one is a tale of beauty, sorrow, friendship, and danger.
“Only a blue moon is visible in all three realms at the same time, though here in Elosia, it is just a reflection, but a very powerful omen.”
The Plot: Halen has always known she was different, dangerous even. But its not until she and her mother move back to the place where her father died that she learns just how different she really is. After a run in with a stranger, and a near drowning, Halen finds herself surrounded by a captivating world of magick and mythical creatures, as she learns of her innate abilities, the existence of different realms, and her destiny to destroy an evil that threatens the existence of all.
Coral and Bone was highly imaginative and really held me in its grips. It was fast paced, fun, magical, and creative. I’ve read stories about dark mermaids, and sirens, before, but never with such depth and intrigue as this one. What really differentiated this one from other stories though was the spin on the sirens. The sirens in this one had incredible abilities, like witches, that I’ve never seen a siren posses. They had an interesting backstory, and came from a beautiful world.
“Mermaids could penetrate the soul, inflict wounds so deep one would beg for death.”
The world building done in this story was amazing. Tiffany Daune created the world of Elosia with such elegance, and the imagery used in the writing really allowed me to visualize each detail. The creation of the two realms, besides earth, was really incredible and lended beautiful intrigue to the story.
“Every part of you, your cells, your thoughts, your soul–you’re connected to the three realms.”
The story plot was very unique. I don’t think I have read a plot as intriguing as this one, in regards to sirens and mermaids. The twists were a tad bit predictable, but very entertaining and well written. The characters were fun and unique, and easy to relate to.
Halen was a typical, outcast teenage girl. She had to deal with a recent move with her mom, high school, and the feeling that she was different than those around her. She is quite relate-able as a teenage girl, and seems to grow as she learns to control her abilities.
“Your emotions manipulate the magick flowing through your veins.”
I loved Tage’s character. I related to her as the high school “goth”, and I felt like she was strong and brave. She was a great supporting character, and added to the plot twist of the story.
Dax was our mystery guy. He is brave and caring, but also cautious and secretive. He adds a bit of intrigue to the entire book, and plays a major role in the story.
“What was it about him? Why did he have this dizzying effect on her?”
The book was quite entertaining. It had some humor mixed in, along with a little bit of teenage angst, and a lot of magic and adventure. I loved that there was not a love triangle in the mix, and that the “love interest” did not overtake the story, or the main character’s emotions! I cannot wait to read the next book!
All quotes used are from the book, written by the author.
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