Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be shining the spotlight on the first book in the YA paranormal series “The Maura DeLuca Trilogy” by Claudette Melanson, “Rising Tide: Dark Innocence”.
About the Book
Title: Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy, Volume 1) | Author: Claudette Melanson | Publication Date: February, 2014 | Publisher: Beyond Today Educator | Distributed by: Bublish Inc. | Pages: 240 | Recommended Ages: 12+
Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.
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.
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The Buzz About the Book
- 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery
- 2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal
- 2015 New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook
- Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!!!
“How Melanson dealt with the vampire lore was interesting and fans of Twilight might enjoy Rising Tide. The cliff-hanger definitely leaves you wondering what’s going to happen next.” ~ Kayti Nika Raet for Readers’ Favorite
“Maura stayed with me long after I finished the book.” ~ Mark Matthews, Author of On the Lips of Children & Milk-Blood
“Ms. Melanson has found an excellent balance here with a storyline that is straightforward enough to not be confusing and intriguing enough to remain compelling.” ~ Leslie Stokes for InD’tale Magazine
“Can there EVER be too many great YA fantasy novels? Claudette Melanson, author Rising Tide has definitely made a place among them!” ~ Diiane Bylo, Top 500 Reviewer and owner of Tome Tender Book Blog
“It’s about vampires, coming of age, a mother-daughter relationship and romance. And it’s good. … I also love the cover art; kudos to the cover designer, Rachel Montreuil. All in all, this is an enjoyable page-turner.” ~ Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite
About the Author: Claudette Melanson
Claudette Melanson writes dark fantasy in Kitchener, Ontario with four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and now fuels the creation of her favorite paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full-time as an author since there are many, many stories playing out inside her head. In her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories…along with other genres of great fiction, as well as riding every roller coaster she encounters in both her hometown and away at signings. An advocate for good health and ketogenic eating, her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew-flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours. Future dreams include a cabin boasting a roaring fire, isolated inside a snow-filled wood in the Yukon—the perfect writing spot—and the completion of dozens of future novels and stories. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic and loving bunmom, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.