Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: Love, Lattes and Mutants (Mutants #1) by Sandra Cox

Love, Lattes and Mutants (Mutants, #1)
Title: Love, Lattes and Mutants

Series: Mutants #1

Author: Sandra Cox

Publication date: February 17th 2015

Published by: Kensington

Source: E-ARC from publishers via Netgalley

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Finding love is hard, even when you aren't a mutant.

Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why...

Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn't the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn't have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story...

My rating: ★★★☆☆

When I first heard about this book I thought it sounded really awesome! I mean, a mutant girl with dolphin DNA, how cool is that? It's not something you read about too often. The only other book I read that sounded similar this was The Neptune Project, and I absolutely loved that one! So I was really excited to try this one! And overall, it was a pretty good read.

The romance, however, I found very annoying. First of all, it had a very insta-lovey feel to it. Piper claims to like Tyler the more time she spends with him, and I'm over here like, "You've only talked to the guy twice! And those two conversion probably add up to a total of 5 minutes, so wtf? And it was nothing special. Trust me, I read it. He is also NOT starting to feel like family, Piper, even though you claim otherwise. Again, you don't know the guy well enough to say so! But also stop telling him you're not interested because clearly YOU ARE! Gah!" But, of course, that doesn't stop them from playing tonsil hockey, 'cause hormones. Tyler tells Piper that she's his girl but she's like, "No way! You're crazy!" And then they proceed to make out which is followed by another round of Piper saying no, she is not his girl... *sigh* So much irritated I can't even grammar -.- This high school drama/romance is really annoying! Piper is really annoying! Do you want him or not? He's not a plaything, you know! And Tyler, SHUT UP! You don't know you "belong together," you barely know each other! Gah! Also, I find your arrogance really annoying, no offense or anything. Heh.

No, please no more! *cries softly in the corner* You mean, besides insta-love I also get a love triangle?? Two of my least favorite things in one novel, how awesome! :D

[GIF] I loved this part! | Supernatural - The Real Ghostbusters 5x09
But seriously, no.

And you know what made this love triangle even less awesome? The fact that the last side of the damned shape (that's the second love interest, fyi) was brought in at about 3/4 of the way into the book... Seriously! I don't think that's enough time for the two characters to form a connection! It just really wasn't! And then there's Piper again, falling for a guy she literally met like two minutes ago! But then she's all like, "Wait, no! I love Tyler!"

[GIF] The "I Don't Even Have Time For This Nonsense" gesture #DeanWinchester
No you don- Oh I give up

And okay, I will admit that toward the end I was warming up to Tyler... It was mostly after Joel showed up... But he was really sweet so... I don't really know where I stand...

Besides that, the writing was a bit repetitive... But compared to the insta-love inside a love triangle thing, this didn't even bother me that much! :D Overall, though, I really liked the writing! I mean, besides the couple of weird-ass metaphors that made me go, "WTF?" (see below), it was very fun!

"The water caresses me, circling me like embryonic fluid."

... Ummmm, no thanks?

Seriously though, not all was bad, I promise! I really like the concept of the dolphin DNA mutating human DNA resulting in these super cool abilities. I loved it! Amid all the cheesy romance that I found quite annoying, to be honest, the parts that pertained to the dolphin mutations were what I enjoyed the most and were just really fun to read about. I'm really curious to learn more about Piper, her mother, and the mutations and experiments. It's all very intriguing so perhaps I'll give the next book a chance ;)

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! :)


  1. Oh goodness, I think the romance aspects would drive me nuts too. The dolphin DNA and all that sounds kind of cool though. Too bad the book didn't focus more on that. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Oh gods, it was so annoying! But yeah, everything else was really cool! :)

  2. I'm am so over love triangles. That alone makes me steer away from many books. Some parts sound interesting but not enough for me. Others might like it though!

    1. Same! I guess I missed the whole love triangle thing the first time I read about it =/

  3. A mutant girl with dolphin DNA does sound awesome! Shame about the romance.

    1. Yeah, it sounded fun, but in the end it was just too cheesy =/


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