Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review♥Giveaway: Flukes by Nichole Chase

A New Adult Fantasy
Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea, and buried just as deep. When court appointed community service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise line contract.
Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community service gig cleaning fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heart strings.
When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold onto all that really matters.
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OMGOMGOMG!! When I cover revealed the cover few months ago I knew I wanted to read this book. I love mermaid books, animals and cute romance. Did it match my expectations? Read on and find out.

Meena, to me felt somewhat like a cute little princess. She was curious, sweet, and naive. I pictured her as an older version of Numa no Himemiko. I mean sure the cover of the book probably is Meena but I like to picture my own characters :P (You will see more on that when you read Blake).

Numa no Himemiko
She was also strong. She stood up to jerks but I am kind of bored by strong female characters. So nothing new to the book world. I did felt in love with Blake. And since I started watching K yesterday, I couldn't stop myself from picturing as Yata Misaki. Okay, they probably don't look a like but I just couldn't stop. They both had this bad boy image that just stuck on me.
Yata Misaki. Sure Blake probably didn't have fire burning, baseball bat swing badassness but still. :3 And I don't think Blake is that cool. (Yes, Yata, I love you. -Haha, I am actually afraid to call him by his first name. If you watched K, you know what I mean-)
I have to say I am not a big fan of the romance. It was too fast. I know it is a short book but the pace was just not realistic. I mean granted I never dated a real guy before  (;¬_¬) pff, but you know, I don't think insta-love happens that often. Some scenes were just: "ew that is stupid and creepy, Twilight much?" And sure I know this is a New Adult book but I wish it was a YA. It is not like I cringe at adult contents, it is just I think the book would had been cuter/sweeter if it stayed in the YA zone. BUT there were sweetness too. There were scenes that made me go: "awwww, what a cute pairing".

I do want to mention, like Wake and The Vicious Deep, I think it was great for the book to somewhat involved the parents in. I hate when authors just seemingly "drop" them in the book.

To me this book was readable and it had its good and bad. It didn't have "omg-you-took-my-breath-away" amazing feels, therefore, 3/5.

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