Coral & Bone
by Tiffany Daune
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: June 30, 2014
Publisher: Jester Ink Press
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 308 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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.
Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune
The joy of finding a new take and a fresh voice in the YA paranormal genre is priceless! When is the last time you were taken into a world filled with mermaids and sirens with magical abilities? Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune introduces us to Halen, a girl not quite comfortable in her own skin, literally. Coming back to the place where she watched her father drown opens the door to a world beyond anything she has known, that explains why she is different, why she has a previously unexplainable talent that no “normal” person has. Sadly, Halen also learns life as she knew it was a lie, and the secrets kept from her could easily crush both herself and those around her if she cannot learn to deal with them and accept that the deceit was well-intentioned.
Enter an underwater realm with Halen as she discovers the truth of her life and must decide if she can accept her fate or destroy those around her, as she must decide who can be trusted and who cannot.
Tiffany Daune has churned up an entirely new world, placed her main character in the midst of it and tossed in enough entanglements to set the reader’s mind into overdrive with all the various veins to follow. Using both land and water to create her world with wonderfully descriptive passages, not only do both worlds become real, but the journey is fascinating from the start. Ms. Daune has blended a dark feel with moments of humor and dialogue between characters that feels natural. By giving distinct and varied personalities to each character, from brooding to light-hearted, everyone comes alive! Each conflict becomes a chaotic kaleidoscope that only a skilled had could bring into focus and Ms. Daune does a wonderful job bringing this story “home.” Get ready to be frustrated, amazed and intrigued by Halen’s story and the pressures this teen is expected to “handle.”