Saturday, March 28, 2015

Song of the Sea by Jade Varden Review!


Read an excerpt

Saltwater Secrets, Book 1: Song of the Sea

I always knew who my mother was. I always knew where I belonged. And I always knew I wanted to be on the water, like my dad.

…Until I was forced to go out into the water, anyway. Out there, you feel really lonely. But you’re never alone. There is more life and emotion under the waves than most humans will ever see, more than I could have ever imagined. Down there, it’s an entire world of rage and hate, love and hope. It’s a world of fear.

It’s a world of war.

Once, my mother told me she would sing me a song of the sea. But under the waves, the only music I ever heard was the sound of screams.

My Review

What a fantastic story! WOW! I won't lie, I haven't read much on selkies, but I have loved mermaids forever. Well, the mer folk and the selkies are at war here, and things are really complicated. Especially for one girl, who doesn't understand either world, or the fact that she is part of it, or why. And let me tell you, that huge jaw dropping moment at the end... And seriously, this better be a series, because I WANT MORE DYLAN!! 

We start with Brenna. She has a pretty darn good life. And then one day, her mother jumps naked into the sea. Holy goodness. It's wild. And devastating for her. She vows to find her mom. So, we begin the most amazing ride with Brenna. She steals her dad's boat and begins to set out. She's such a fun voice to read. She may be terrified, but she will do whatever to find her mom. And she doesn't understand why her dad just let her go and says she won't come back. And then she meets Dylan. Well. He's something special. I think I love him, and will steal him if she doesn't LOL 

So we begin the adventure of learning the world of selkies and mermaids. Sure there's some humans, but that's no fun. I must say, this was a fresh unique and captivating world. I really do hope this is a series because I want more. The writing is great. And don't thing that everything you think you know is correct. I have read several mermaid books. This one is nothing like any of them. The rules have changed. I really did love it, and if they selkies and merfolk are serious about their wars, I bet Brenna's not getting her HEA just yet :) Be prepared for love, loss, serious heart wrenching heart breaks, like Kyle, and learning to love yourself for who you are. I need book two!! 5 tail flapping PAWS! :) 

About the Author


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Jade Varden writes young adult novels for teen readers. When she’s not crafting mysteries in her books, Jade also blogs practical writing tips for authors who self-publish. Jade currently makes her home in Louisville, Kentucky, where she enjoys reading and reviewing indie books by other self-published authors. Follow her on Twitter @JadeVarden. Visit Jade’s blog at for reviews, writing tips, self-publishing advice and everything else you ever wanted to know about reading and writing books. 

Happy reading and later gators!!