Review: Surface

Aug •  15 •  2013

I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: SurfaceSurface by Tiffany Duane
Published by Self-Published on February 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.

I haven’t really found an interesting mermaid book that has caught my interest. Yes I have read books where mermaids appear but never have I read a book where the main topic is mermaids…or should I say a SIREN!!!! This book hooked me in its entire short and to the point words that were brought together to bring a quite enjoyable read.

 I found the story to be quite different and unique because like I said I never have read a book about a siren. I felt that although it was short, the shortness of it was enough to find solace within the first book to make me want to continue reading a continuation of this series. It had a lot of things that most books had of course but with a little twist.

I felt that Theia was sort of isolated as a character because her father died, she loved the water and we didn’t really find out about her true self until she was almost killed in the ocean after being dumped there. I feel that as a character she has to learn quite a lot of information of the underwater world that is currently try to kill her. Theia does have a trusty companion that starts to become more than a friend.

The bond that starts to grow between Theia and and Luc is of course forbidden but I feel that those are the best because of the dangers each one is facing to be with the other. I think that in a forbidden love that the characters are able to find out more of one another and this can have two effects on the relationship.

Ms. Duane creates a magical underwater world that swept me by surprise and left me only wanting more. I am glad I went on this swim with Theia as she embarked on a journey that one would classify as life-changing. Literally!

I give it 4 bites!





  1. Candace
    Aug 15, 2013

    I do like the forbidden romances! I haven’t had much luck with mermaids or sirens in books (when they are the main focus) but I did enjoy Of Poseidon and today I’m starting a book that I believe is about mermaids. Glad you liked this one!

  2. Oh I need to read this one. I do like mermaid stories and would love to read one about a siren.

  3. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Aug 16, 2013

    I am always a sucker for mermaid books! I’ll have to look this one up….

  4. Wendy Darling
    Aug 17, 2013

    Like Kate, I’m a sucker for mermaid books, even if I have a hit or miss record with them. I’m glad you enjoyed this one!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden