Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Blog Tour - Review: Aqua by M.A. George

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Title: Aqua

Series: Book #1

Author: M.A. George

Publication date: April 16th 2014

Published by: M.A. George

Source: From author for review

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Synopsis:

Meet Layla McKelland:
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio.

The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene. Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.

Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels. The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt. And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.

When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction. And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water.

Especially not water.
My rating: ★★★★☆

Layla's life isn't your most typical: She and her family move around the continental US every year on Layla's birthday, always settling close to a body of water. This time around though things get weird, really weird. You see, something in the water is attacking Layla for some unknown reason. No, that's not right... The water itself is attacking her! What?! It's crazier than it sounds, trust me. Especially since Layla and her family have this connection to water that Layla will find hard to believe, a connection that could potentially answer the burning question about the whereabouts of her missing father.

You guys, this book was so cool! I've never read anything like this aqueous transformation thing, so it was a very unique concept to me and I always love that in a book! Very cool powers, nuff said :)

Layla was awesome! I really loved her sass and the way she handled herself. She is just so quirky and funny and just plain fun to read about! M.A. George gave this book such a fantastic voice through Layla that I honestly wouldn't even mind reading about the most mundane thing. Seriously. Layla eating breakfast, could become a funny, unexpected adventure that would probably keep me entertained for a while.

And Tristan... *swoons* that guy is the sweetest, most caring guy ever! And his protectiveness over Layla is to swoon for! I adored him! I really appreciated the lack of insta-love. Insta-attraction, on the other hand, not something I mind ;)

Overall, I think Aqua had a great variety characters that made thus book that much better! Crazy, untrustworthy-but-maybe-a-little-trustworthy Pyke was a very interesting and complex character. You just never know what he's going to do next and whether you should trust him or not. I did warm up to hum a but toward the end if the book... But you just never know with this guy! And his sister Zria... Boy, she's something else! Two words to describe her: Turquoise and fierce!

My main complaint about this book is about the terminology. I had a hard time keeping up with all the terms being thrown at us and I vaguely understood what the heck was going on with this other brand new world that was presented to us.

There was also a certain part where Tristan and Pyke got into a fight and it sounded so awesome I really wish it would've shown instead of told us about it. But besides that, I thought this was a great read!

It was a fantastical story with a very interesting and unique concept, lots of adventure, humor, romance, and cool science-y stuff to keep you entertained for hours!


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Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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