Author: Andrea Colt
Date of Publication: August 22, 2013
Genre: paranormal YA
A young-adult paranormal novel about selkies, tasers, kissing and secrets.
To Cassandra Kelleher, trust is a dirty word.
A teenage selkie who grew up on land, all she wants is to free her family from the man who stole their sealskins long ago. With her twin brother Brennan losing hope and her window of opportunity disappearing like the beach at high tide, she’ll try anything.
Before long, however, Cassandra can’t tell whether her biggest threat is the man holding her family captive, a classmate who’s discovered her secret, or her own paranoia. Battling broken friendships and alarming romantic entanglements, Cassandra finds that trust could be the key to winning her family’s freedom … or losing her own.
Excerpt~ Chapter 1
I have read and seen plenty of books about Mermaids but I rarely come across one that is about Selkies. If you don't know Selkies are like mermaids yet they turn into seals but to do so they need a seal skin. Which creates the problem in this book. Cassandra and Brennan's parents seal skins have been taken from them so they want to everything they can to steal them back.
Wavecrossed is a really fun summer read. Definitely beach reading. The characters are snarky and funny. Especially Brennan he provides most of the comic relief. Cassandra is a great narrator who is really determined to do what is right for her family. I adored Leisel she was such a nice character.
I really enjoyed how fast paced this story was. But I wished at the beginning when the "mythology" about the Selkies was explained that it was a little more thorough. The characters would say things that you didn't quite understand until a couple pages later when it was explained. I am wondering now if the Selkies are close to legend or not. I don't really know much about Selkies.
Overall I really enjoyed this book! It was exciting and funny. And just a great read. I think I am always measuring books with paranormal creatures on whether if it didn't have said creature could it still stand on its own. I think Wavecrossed has great characters, an awesome scheming plot line, and terrific writing.