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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Review – Changing Tides by Sandra Sookoo

Title: Changing Tides

Author: Sandra Sookoo

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Buy Link: Buy Changing Tides Here!

Rating: You Need to Read

Reviewed by: Gabrielle


Born of water.

Neadra is an Undine, a water sprite, yet the thought of being in any body of water besides her bathtub, terrifies her. In Strange Hollow, she lives on the side of the mountain, content and out of harm's way, even as she yearns to be understood for her fears and loved in spite of them.

Drawn to water.

Caelan, a water dragon from the wilds of Ireland, has been shunned by his clan for his inability to shift and terrorize. Lonely for too long, he meets Neadra one moonlit night and becomes enchanted by her kindness and her unique beauty, but how could anyone love him if he has no heroic ability whatsoever?

Threatened by water.

When late spring rains, coupled with warm temperatures, melt much of the snow pack on Mt. Mitchell, a flood sweeps through the outskirts of Strange Hollow, putting Neadra's life in danger. Caelan fights his way to get to her, pulling out the hero he never thought he could be, while she, in turn, works through her fears to find him. Only through acceptance of the world around them and of each other will they find the life they've always wanted.


Strange Hollow attracts many outcasts looking for a friendly home. In this story we meet Neadra who is a water sprite who is deathly afraid of water and Caelan who is a dragon shifter who cannot shift. When the two meet the sparks fly and when disaster strikes will Caelan be the hero Neadra needs?

I love both this series but this author as well. The town of Strange Hollow is a wonderful place to visit and Sandra Sookoo is a great author. So put them together and you have a great match. No matter what he thinks about himself Caelan is a strong man. When he meets Neadra he proves what a hero he can be. Neadra sticks to herself because of her own beliefs of how others perceive her and her looks. She is a strong and smart woman that finds love when she last expects it. The two make a great couple. Each understands the pain the other is going through and find themselves ready to face their fears together.

I found myself pulled in to the magical world of Changing Tides right from the start. This story is fast paced with characters full of emotion and depth. I really enjoyed the interaction between Neadra and Caelan. The love that they share starts from the instant attraction to the bond that they begin to form and it shines brightly through all the things that they do. Making this beautiful book one that should be in everyone's to be read pile.

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