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Rising Tide: Dark Innocence by Claudette Melanson

20899178"Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn't understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?
When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn't seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn't already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother's lies—become obstacles in Maura's desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover." -Good reads 
Average Rating: 4.14 Star
My Rating: 4/5 Stars 
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9781495373305

** I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.**

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence was incredibility good. I really liked the plot and the characters. The plot was entertaining and fresh. Also it put me in a vampire mood. Not gonna lie. Some things were kind of predicable, but they were still highly enjoyable. Also it could just be me since I'm good at guessing plot points of books. As for characters, I really liked them. I thought they were well developed and I loved to hate some characters. Maura was definitely my favorite without a doubt! She is nerdy, fun, and a lover of videos games. What could be more perfect in a character!? I also highly enjoyed her struggles with her new characteristics that she gets as the story progresses. Since it made for a good story line.  I also liked the characteristics that Maura develops. The only thing I was not a fan of was the romance. I thought it was very insta-love like, but other than that I thought it was cute. Lastly, the ending was great and I loved how Claudette ended it. Her ending made me beg to my mom to let me use her card to buy the sequel, Undertow: Death's Twilight. Sadly, I have no time to get to it lately. :c I am going to in the near future though! :D

Thanks for reading!
  -Ashley <3

Claudette's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bella623
Rising Tide: Dark Innocence, Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20899178-rising-tide
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Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Rising-Tide-Mrs-Claudette-Nicole-Melanson/9781495373305







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