Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: "Sachael Dreams" (The Mine Series, #1) by Melody Winter

Sachael Dreams (The Mine Series, #1)Sachael Dreams by Melody Winter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

Twenty-two-year-old Estelle Bailey has had enough of busy city-life and her hot-tempered ex. She escapes to the seclusion and peace of her family’s clifftop home in Ravenscar, where the soothing solitude whispers to her soul as strongly as the sea itself does. But her newfound contentment is interrupted when a mysterious man—a Sachael, master of seduction—joins her midnight swim unexpectedly.

Estelle struggles against his charm and the overpowering attraction she feels for him. He offers her a life she never could have imagined, a life beneath the waves . . . but at what cost? Before she can decide, she’s captured, ensnared by the Sect, a secret enemy of the Sachaels, becoming a pawn in a war she knew nothing about.

Now, she’s left with a new choice—escape the clutches of the Sect and flee into the ocean, or side with her alluring, intimidating captor and destroy the Sachaels forever. Can she turn her back on the man she might love, or will the secret of her heritage change everything?

Set against a picturesque backdrop, Sachael Dreams is the first in a new series, exploring themes of romance, love, and identity, and the struggle that happens when all three collide.

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I recieved and eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review!

Sachael Dreams is a story about...mermaids. Well, mermen to be precise :)

Estelle lives on Ravenscar an almost isolate place, save for the small village and the center where her mother lives, after the death of Estelle's father. When one night, under the full moon, she meets a mysterious man, who is much more than she believes, then an adventure begins.

I have read many books about mermaids. Some were good other seemed a little more like a bad copy of Ariel. But on this novel, we have imagination, livid descriptions and a heroine who despite the odds, she becomes strong enough to fight for her life. Despite also the number of men in this book, there is no love triangle/square and any geometrical size of sorts (which was my main fear).

Azariah is quite interesting, since he defies everything his kind does in order to be with Estelle and Ontores? I would love that guys face plastered in the sand. ;) The book left many open sides, which I would love to see on the next book and I am sure Melody will live up to her reputation to do that!

About the author:

Melody Winter grew up in North Yorkshire, England. She's a North Yorkshire lass through and through, although she does have a tendency to holiday in Spain. She has dreams of moving to the warmer climate to sip on Sangria as the sun sets over the roof tops of surrounding buildings. But, for the moment, she still lives in North Yorkshire with her husband and two young sons.

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