Author: Shari Arnold
Genre: YA, Romance
Release Date: October 16,2014
Publisher: Create Space
About the book –
Normal is so overrated. At least that’s what seventeen-year-old Kate Triumph tells herself every day. But the truth is she lives in constant fear that someone will discover how not normal she really is. With her startling speed and her unusual ability to heal, Kate believes she’s something of a freak.
Then Andrew Shore arrives.
He claims he’s her father, sticks around for a few days and leaves her a plane ticket. “Come to Mercer Island,” he says. “Give me a chance to get to know you.” Soon Kate is floundering in a world of new: new address, new car, new high school and, of course, new father. Not to mention Zack, her intriguing new neighbor, who makes her want to abandon her steadfast rule of never allowing anyone to get too close. But when she discovers someone is trying to kill her, life for Kate gets a bit more complicated. And a lot less normal.
In an Oyster Shell – This book made my creative soul sing colorful tunes. It was a refreshing read. Spot on with craft and creativity. The greatest writing pearl I have read in a long time.
The Pearls – Let’s start with the cover! Love it! I am a sucker for color especially bright colors accented with silhouettes so I judge this book by its cover. It’s just as fantastic outside as it is inside. The story line was absolutely epic to me. I love the super human element! Especially with a female character. I like strong female characters! Her special ability makes for a lot of intrigue and conflict that moves this story right along.
The romance in this book is tasteful and fun! Every character in this book is distinctive and strong.
The Sand – There is not much to this book that I did not like. I think the only thing that is maybe a little bit off, is the action got a bit confusing for me at times.
I give this book 5 Pearls. Overall this book was just magic to me.
About the Author –
Shari Arnold grew up in California and Utah but now resides in Connecticut, with her husband and two kids, where she finds it difficult to trust a beach without waves. She writes Young Adult fiction because it’s her favorite. And occasionally she takes photographs.