Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Lure of Shapinsay - Review

The Lure of Shapinsay
Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant.

Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken by a beautiful, naked selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure.

Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A simply way to describe this story could be to label it like a "Love story". But it's much more than that.
But we all adore love stories and that because love stories are always full with emotions, and those who includes fantastic creatures are even more breathtaking... This story made me hold my breath more than once.
I really love this story because it introduces us to a new kind of creature: the selkies!
The selkie man are describe like beautiful men that lure human woman, so everything in them is atractive! Their story is very interesting, and I believe that Krista made a wonderful job describing their origin.
And the Selkie man in this story is incredible! it's imposible not to love him! and everything that happens to him and Katie is like a roller coaster.
It's easy to feel relate to the love that they share because that's what love is... is like an enchantment that blinds us from the rest of the world. It makes us feel that the only place we can be happy is next to the one we love! And sometimes we feel like we've been lure, just because the pain that the mere presence of the other has in us.
That's why this book is so great, they have to deal with a lot of obstacles, some of them very common for some couples and some relate to the nature of their species, 'cause at the end that's the greatest one: she is a human and he a selkie, that by nature should only try to lure her and then leave her. But they have to try their best to evercome this.

A great story recomendable for everyone who likes a great romance involving humans and fantastic creatures.

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