First Lines Fridays

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Good Evening to some of you who are still in the Friday night timezone. I’m feeling a little bit better, but still not 100%. I just stayed in bed the whole day and took long naps and would wake up just to get some food in my tummy. I’m hoping to get a really good sleep tonight cause tomorrow is going to be a very long day. Visiting the boyfriend’s fam for lunch and then going to a friend’s party after… so there’s going to be a lot of eating and socializing. Anyway, just wanted to share the first few lines of what I’m currently reading right now so let’s get to it!

FIRST LINES FRIDAYS IS A WEEKLY FEATURE FOR BOOK LOVERS HOSTED BY WANDERING WORDS. WHAT IF INSTEAD OF JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER, ITS AUTHOR OR ITS PRESTIGE, WE JUDGED IT BY ITS OPENING LINES?
  • PICK A BOOK OFF YOUR SHELF (IT COULD BE YOUR CURRENT READ OR ON YOUR TBR) AND OPEN TO THE FIRST PAGE
  • COPY THE FIRST FEW LINES, BUT DON’T GIVE ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE BOOK AWAY JUST YET – YOU NEED TO HOOK THE READER FIRST
  • FINALLY… REVEAL THE BOOK!
COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT AND BANNER (OR MAKE YOUR OWN!) ABOVE FOR YOUR OWN FIRST LINES FRIDAYS POSTS. MAKE SURE TO COMMENT YOUR FIRST LINES BELOW SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN CHECK THEM OUT!

 

 

Never remove a blade from a wound. Her mom’s warning cried through the howling wind. Could her spirit see Halen now — read her frantic thoughts? How else would her mom have known how desperately she wanted to let Dax sink to the ocean floor? He was a knife in her heart; if she let him go, death would follow.

Holding on tortured her worn muscles as she fought the waves from stealing his body from her grip. The unforgiving ocean shoved Dax forward, ramming his head into her jaw. Screaming, the salt water rushed between her lips, choking her breath. She was a siren — she wouldn’t drown, but it didn’t stop the ocean from trying to claim her.

 

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Smoke and Ruin

(The Siren Chronicles #3)

Tiffany Duane

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Published  February 6, 2018

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Darkness is Calling

She sacrificed her soul to save the realms. Now Halen must face a life tethered to a curse. But can she accept a world without Asair and her sister? She has no clue where to find them and with an unconscious Guardian, it’s not as if she can travel far. As the days spin to months, and the elixir she so desperately needs to cast magick diminishes, Halen must learn to survive without her powers while drowning the evil whispers calling to her soul—a call she must never answer. Still, she fears, what if the mermaid’s twisted vision were true? Will the darkness consume her power before Natalie and Asair find her? Will she resist or ruin them all?

So, I really love this series. I actually just posted my reviews for the first two books. If you haven’t read it, I’ll link it down below. I had planned on reading this yesterday night, but as you know, I wasn’t feeling that well. I tried to read a little bit today, but that definitely did not work. Hoping I get to read this weekend cause I’m miss everyone already and I’m so excited to find out how the series ends.

Coral and Bone Review

Curses and Ash Review

Have you read this book/series? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

sincerelykarenjo2

Review – Coral and Bone by Tiffany Duane

Coral and Bone

Tiffany Duane

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4 ★ –   POSITIVELY MESMERIZING AND ENTERTAINING
PUBLISHED MAY 9, 2017 OFTOMES PUBLISHING
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY, PARANORMAL, MYTHOLOGY, ROMANCE
KINDLE 286 PAGES

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Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.

Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can’t help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.

review

Coral and Bone by Tiffany Daune is a thrilling paranormal story that captivated me from the very beginning. It’s the type of book that will keep you up late at night and have you dreaming about it.

Duane’s world building is incredibly unique, imaginative, and positively mesmerizing. I was completely fascinated with every single character on land and under the seas. Even though there were so many different backstories, the descriptive writing style had me engrossed the entire time. I thought the plot was exciting, suspenseful, and absolutely entertaining. While there were plenty of dark moments, I loved that Duane sprinkled some humor and romance throughout the story.

The characters were far from perfect, but I found them quite charming and lovable. Halen, Dax, Ezra, Tage, Catch, Pepper, Tasar, the parents, and even Asair… everyone intrigued me in their own ways. They’re all trying to save the world, but who’s really on the “good” side and telling the truth? With all of them pointing at each other and keeping secrets, I’m curious to see how they’d redeem themselves in the next two books… if they do at all.

Overall, I’m really impressed with Tiffany Duane’s gorgeous and enthralling novel. Coral and Bone had fun surprises, heartbreaking moments and mind-blowing twists and turns that had me completely glued to the pages.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, engaging, and creative YA fantasy story, then definitely add this on your TBR.

I received a copy of this book through Xpressobooktours in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




Check out my blog tour stop and read my review for Curses and Ash March 2.

Follow the rest of the tour below.

February 26th
Hey, bitches!
Katy’s Book Ramblings

February 27th
Reading for the Stars and Moon
Darque Dreamer Reads
Married To Books Reviews and Blog

February 28th
Aconite Cafe
La libreria di Beppe
Taking It One Book at a Time

March 1st
Bookworm for Kids
books are love
Ceres Books World

March 2nd
Diary of an Avid Reader
Sincerely Karen Jo
The Book Addict’s Reviews
To Be Read

March 3rd
Ramblings of a Book Nerd
Smada’s Book Smack
Fantasticando sui libri
Abooktropolis


Other Books in the Series

 

Curses and Ash – Goodreads / Amazon

Smoke and Ruin – Goodreads / Amazon


abouttheauthor

Tiffany Daune writes stories about magic, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. She is the author of Coral and Bone (The Siren Chronicles Book One) for which she also recieved a Watty Award in the category of Trailblazers. When not lost in Editland, you can find her reading a book from her towering TBR pile or kicking back and watching movies with her family. She lives on an island, in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by mermaids that are much nicer than the ones found in her books.

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Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

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Hope you enjoyed reading my review and dip your toes into this fascinating and fun story!

Have a great day loves!

sincerelykarenjo2