About Tobie Easton
Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books at www.TobieEaston.com.
|Amazon USA Amazon UK|
Review by Suze
Lia and her family are living in the human world for many years, but they are actually mermaids. If she wishes them to appear Lia has legs and she goes to a regular high school. Lia's living a protected life. Because there's a war going on at the bottom of the ocean her family stays on land. There are rules that mermaids have to follow and Lia has some problems with one of them. She can never fall in love with a human. Only Lia really likes Clay and there isn't much she can do about that. She tries to hide her feelings and she stays away from him.
When Mel, a new girl at school, starts dating Clay Lia is having a tough time. Especially when she finds out that Mel is a mermaid as well. Is Mel in love with Clay and why is she allowed to date him? When Lia and Clay have to do history project together they have to spend a lot of time with each other. This makes their bond stronger as they become good friends. Meanwhile she discovers that Mel has a terrible secret, a very dangerous one and Lia is the only one who knows about it. Will she be able to make things right again?
I love stories about mermaids and Emerge is a great one. I really liked reading about Lia and her family. Tobie Easton describes Lia's life in a clear and original way and I enjoyed reading about it. Clay is a good guy. He's kind, he's a gifted song writer and he is gorgeous. After the start of their project Lia can't stay away from him. Because of something Mel has done she's broken a lot of rules, but she still stays true to herself and what feels right in her heart, which is something I admired. Clay and Lia have good chemistry and it was interesting to see how their relationship would develop.
Emerge is a fun read with lost of unexpected twists and turns. It's fast-paced and there's never a dull moment. Lia is inventive and strong, which I always like in a heroine. Even though she's a mermaid she hasn't been able to see much of the sea. It's an interesting angle for the story and it worked. Tobie Easton shows her readers a magical world filled with fascinating history and secrets. I enjoyed reading Emerge very much, it's an enchanting book.
Most of this giveaway is US only and you can find it here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/c08c9e8e532/?
One winner will receive a kindle fire, one winner will receive a swag pack with a necklace and a signed paperback. Three international winners will receive a digital copy of the book.