Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Arms of the Ocean by Jamie Webster and M. Dalto - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway



Arms of the Ocean
Jamie Webster, M. Dalto
Published by: Parliament House
Publication date: July 7th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Young Adult

Nineteen-year-old Tristaine lived a life of bitterness. When her mother abandoned her family, and her father began drinking, Tris discovered the only thing that truly brought her happiness: the sea.
It called to her like a lover and flowed through her like a life force. When her only peace is threatened to be taken away, Tris realizes there is nothing she wouldn’t do to remain with the ocean.
Even if it means taking her own life to do so.
But the sea isn’t done with her -not yet- and Tris soon finds herself submerged in a world where love, betrayal, and honor stand stronger than any other force of nature.

My Review
Arms of the Ocean is an upper YA/NA fantasy novel that is both magical and fantastical. The story follows Tris as she struggles to care for her alcoholic father all alone. Her mother is gone, and her brother is married and has moved away. But when her freedom to live by the sea and care for her father is going to be taken away, Tris makes a decision that changes everything.
I really liked the mythology of the story. It was fun and unique. I also liked Marin. She was a really great character. 
The world-building I do wish had been fleshed out a bit more, but I found it to be intriguing and enticing overall. Living in a city under the sea would definitely be a different experience.
If you're a fan of fantasy novels with a hint of mythology, definitely check out Arms of the Ocean. 
4 stars!

Author Bio:
Jamie Webster is an Adult Fantasy writer who recalls writing stories as early as ten. She first began writing fanfiction, though she typically created an original character to follow. In high school, she began to create her own fantasy worlds and roleplayed on Yahoo Groups and AIM. In her adult years, she has completed four books as well as written for several publications including a blog, Trials and Tribulations, for her local newspaper as well as articles on writing and book reviews for Fantasy-Faction.
Jamie received her B.A. in English with a focus in Creative Writing from UMaine and an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. She does most of her drafting during NaNoWriMo and fancies herself as the hybrid plantser. Her passion is reading, writing, crocheting and playing video games. She currently lives in Maine with her three children, Corgi, Mini Aussie, and a plethora of other animals that she’d rather not admit to. 
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M. Dalto is a bestselling New Adult author of adventurous romantic fantasy stories, having won a Watty award for excellence in digital storytelling for her debut novel, Two Thousand Years, in 2016. She spends her days as a full-time residential real estate paralegal, using her evenings to pursue her literary agenda, and when she’s not writing, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.
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