Review: Rising Tide by Claudette Melanson

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy, #1) - Claudette Melanson

A different take on the vampire in a young adult novel that was far more interesting and satisfying than Twitlight (yes, I did that on purpose) could ever be.  Was it perfect?  No.  Did Mink smack of being a spoiled Mary Sue?  Yes.  Did the story seem like a person's fantasy explanation of circumstances faced by someone raised without a father?  Hell yes- although I never went the vampire route, I had some pretty off the wall and fantastical explanation for the deadbeat scum that sired me.


That said, it was a good and entertaining read.  So good in fact, that I purchased the next book in the trilogy immediately after I finished the first last night (I also started the first last night) and didn't crash until I finished it- around two this morning.  I am looking forward to the third. 


I received a free copy of Rising Tide via Book Review 22 last night.  I have a few other reviews to write for them, but this book grabbed me and demanded to be done first.