Thursday, August 16, 2012

Promises book one in The Syrenka Series by Amber Garr

"Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love. 
When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fianc√© would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined.
A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those who she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader than anyone ever suspected. Her survival is not only dependent upon the loyalty of her friends, but also on her acceptance of a life that she had so adamantly tried to escape."
Tifferz Take~

Promises was my first story about mermaids and other creatures. I felt Promises was a breath of fresh air. The story line was awesome and Eviana was typical 18 year old. Eviana makes some choices that she thinks are the best for her. But are they really? I really felt for Eviana and Kain. Kain is a rock and as the story unfolds I like him all the more. Brendan I am not sure how I feel about him. As I read this amazing story I found myself swallowed up and surprised by the things that unfolded before my eye. I  would not  and could not put Promises down till it was over.  I was a little confused on what the selke do with the skin because I can't imagine them walking around with it but it does not say.
 Ms. Garr has written a unique and fresh story. I love how she ended book 1. She gave me enough closure and left me wanting more. Ms. Garr also left the first chapter of book 2 at the end of book 1. I love when authors do that.
I loved this book and can't wait to read book 2 Betrayal. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, adventure, mystery and ya reading.

Source~ Bookshelf Confessions Blog Tour for review

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  1. Thanks so much for the post Tifferz..and for enjoyng Promises.>:D

  2. Thank you so much Tifferz for the wonderful review and for taking the time to be a part of my tour. I hope that you enjoy the rest of the series and I look forward to seeing what you think!! :)