Wednesday, October 1, 2014


EBR Guest Review: Discovering Daniel by Nadine Christian (Kendra Mathews)

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EBR Guest Reviewer: Kendra Mathews

When a shocking memory surfaces that Ava McCoy can't understand, she looks for answers. With her parents and her Uncle Sam trying to convince her that she is only chasing dreams, she is determined to prove that they are wrong, the vision too vivid in her mind to be anything but truth. When her investigation reveals another world so shocking and yet so familiar, it feels as if the pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together - with only one question left unanswered. Who is Daniel? The very memory of him draws her to the sea. Then, the ocean brings her the answer she's seeking. Daniel himself. United, Daniel and Ava must find out why everyone wanted to keep them apart - and who is now trying their best to do it again. They must find the answers - before they succeed. Before Ava loses Daniel all over again - this time, forever. (Taken from Goodreads)

Stars Given:★★★★☆ (4 Stars)
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***this book was given to me by the author through Ethereal Book Reviews (Guest Reviewer Program)***

I really enjoyed reading this novel by Nadine Christian. The writing style of this book was absolutely beautiful, it was very poetic and descriptive. The premise of this book was very well executed in my opinion. The thing that I enjoyed the most about reading this book was that it was very refreshing. This story is a different spin on paranormal young adult books. This story is about a human named Ava who through a string of events finds herself drawn to the character of Daniel who is a Mer. The character development that occurred throughout this book was awesome. I really enjoyed this book, but the thing that made this book very excellent in my opinion was the setting. This book is set in an island town and for anyone that has a love for the ocean this book is amazing. I love how Nadine writes about the ocean and really captures the beauty of it. All in all this is a quick, interesting and well developed young adult read that features a unique paranormal twist. The only reason I am giving this book only four stars is because the pacing of this book often is a bit slow. However other than the pacing I think it's a very good book and would recommend it to anyone craving a good summer read that has a gorgeous setting, a touch of supernatural young adult romance and very well rounded characters.