Not that it has another side, I don't think anyone ever looks out and gets upset by the perfect Spring day.
For me I feel like it's a new beginning, and sometimes I end the season as a somewhat new person. Simply said: the cold weather makes me cranky. I think it's also because I start caring about what I wear again.
Speaking of warmer weather last year I read the book Florence and said that "[It] is not only a great summer read, but a great read for anytime."
I was proven right by the sequel Luminaire.
Great to read anytime, and now you have a chance to find out!
Author Ciye Cho has offered an ecopy of both Florence and Luminaire for one lucky winner!
And stand by because I'll also have an interview with him later this week.
Every Niemelan has a role to play, from the mermaids who weave towers out of kelp to the warriors who fight sea monsters. But in trying to survive, Florence will end up in the middle of a war between the mer and the Darkness. A conflict that will push her between two brothers: Kiren, the charmer inexplicably drawn to both her and the monsters; and Rolan, the loner who has been pushing her away since the day they met. But in order to take a stand--and find out where she belongs--Florence will have to risk it all: her life, her heart... and her very soul.
Being the only human in a world of merfolk... isn't easy. Florence Waverley chose to stay in Niemela, but things have gone awry. Secrets have risen and the prince she cares about has pulled away. All the while, dark dreams warn her of a tragedy that only she can stop. But in order to save the merman she loves, Florence will have to enter the Life Path tournament: a brutal test of fear and madness.
The tournament is a rite of passage--a maze where young mermaids and mermen battle to find their purpose. It is also a place where Florence will face grave danger: mermaids with evil magic, tunnels filled with sea fire, and guardians who wish to use her as a pawn in their secret plans. But will Florence be strong enough to survive the tournament... or will she perish inside it?
Everything hangs in the balance: her life, her world, and her love.
("Luminaire" is the second book in the Florence Waverley series.)
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Giveaway ends April 15
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