Thursday, May 16, 2013

Revel by Maurissa Guibord



There's an island off the coast of Maine that's not on any modern map. Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn't her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia's not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night. Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it's Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water's edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive. Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.

My thoughts:  If you enjoy paranormal fiction, but are tired of the same old vampires, etc., give this book a try!  Threaded through the story are sea creatures, myths, and sirens - and what could be better for a summer beach read than an enthralling book about monsters from the deep?  I enjoyed this story, and really appreciate that it is a stand alone novel, not a part of of trilogy.  For those that love romance - you will be happy, and to be honest, it is not the tiresome triangle that is featured in so many books now.  Check out the author's website and other books HERE.   I am promptly going to read WARPED, another book by Maurissa about time travel. 

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