Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Review: The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle

Book Details:
Title: The Lure of Shapinsay
Author: Krista Holle
2011, Sweet River Romance
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Summary:
Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant. 

Kait is awoken unexpectedly by a beautiful, naked selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure. 

Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?

My Review:
Move over vampires! This was a very unique novel. I had only briefly heard the mythology of the selkies in a previous series and the concept intrigued me, as I didn't have much knowledge of the legends. 

Kait and Eamon, the selkie male, begin a strange relationship after his first encounter with her. At first I was not sure if Kait was stupid or if she was just so enchanted by him that she couldn't help it. It kept me a little frustrated, but just enough so that I had to keep reading to find out what was going on. 

The author does a wonderful job of letting us see from Kait's view and that of Eamon. There were some definite twists and turns that I was unprepared for throughout the book, along with some unlikely secondary characters that add interest to the story.

I don't want to give too much of the plot away in my review. It is well-written and keeps you wondering until the very end what fate is going to befall Kait and Eamon. Will they end up together? Are they destined for one to live on land and one in the sea? Or will one of them end up dying while trying to survive in the other's world? If you are interested in forbidden love stories, definitely pick up this book. Like books with historical or mythological creatures? Even better.

At this point, you can pick up a copy of The Lure of Shapinsay on Amazon for your Kindle or Barnes and Noble for your Nook for only $2.99! 

Be on the lookout for a GIVEAWAY in the near future!!

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