Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review: Ageless Sea by M.R. Polish


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Life. Love. Death.

Banished for a crime she didn’t commit, Karis must learn to live her life alone – and in a world that’s not her own. Cursed on an island of loneliness, forced to endure nearly a century without a friend, the woman once destined to be Queen must find a way to return to her world and save her people from an evil influence.

After many years, one man is strong enough to survive the cursed barrier that keeps her from leaving the island. She needs him so she can return to her world; he needs her to put together the pieces of his broken memory. Side by side, Brady and Karis feel their loneliness slip away.

Every day their love grows stronger, but will their bond survive the battle between worlds? In Book One of The Ageless Series, M.R. Polish takes readers into a world where myths are real, deception lurks in the shadows, and destiny brings two lost souls together to fight as one.

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 I'm having conflicted feelings about this book. While I loved the story, I felt a huge disconnect with the characters. The two main characters, Karis and Brady, just lacked depth. Please don't throw things at me. I wanted to love them, I did. I can't force it. I didn't hate them, but I didn't love them. Call it indifference, if you will. There were a few characters I liked, but they didn't get enough play.

Fade to black romance...I'm not usually a fan. I knew before starting this that it was a fade to black. I get it. I didn't expect the romance to be to bland. There was only a small portion of that build up that I love. The rest was kinda like "hey I'm here," but it just fell flat.

The story was kick ass! Different supernatural words existing with access to each through portals was frickin' cool! I almost want to call them different species, but that doesn't sound politically correct. Maybe the Syrenae...they were a weird bunch. But how cool would it be to grow a mermaid tail in water?! I'd totally dig that.  I understand that it is a series, but it seems the end was cut too short. I will probably read the book again in the future. Who knows, maybe my brain is so flustered that I couldn't give this book the rating it deserves.  Oh, and the cover, SPOT ON!! I love when you can feel the cover in the story.


M.R. Polish was born in Idaho, a long, long, long, maybe not that long time ago.... Writing has always been there for her. Growing up, her mind was filled with stories, some she shared and others she filed away to write down later in life. It wasn't until 2011 that she decided to publish her stories for everyone to enjoy. Her first award and when writing became more than just an idea was in the 5th grade. She won the scary story contest for the school newspaper. It is one story she still has tucked away for memories. Her teacher told her she could be anything she wanted and that she had a talent for writing, being creative and drawing people into her stories. M.R. took that to heart and continued to write, although mostly in secret until recent years.

Now you can find her enjoying life with her family - wrangling her four kids, setting traps in the house with toys for unsuspecting victims (aka, her husband) and writing down all her crazy and fun stories.

"Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!" ~ M.R. Polish

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