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Some of Melanie Atkinson's happiest memories are from the summers she stayed with her grandmother at her home on the cliffs of the Oregon coast. Many of those experiences show up in her writing and still spark her imagination.
When she isn't writing stories (something she realized she loved to do at the age of eight) or dreaming of living near the ocean, she's caring for her four children, sewing dresses from vintage patterns, or playing in Photoshop.
Sea Dweller is the first novel she had the guts to share.
on Oct. 24, 2012 :
Melanie Atkinson's "Sea Dweller" is a page-turning adventure tale of the highest order. It's got it everything YA readers love: danger, romance, ancient prophecies, a complex plot and characters with special powers. Atkinson presents it all elegantly and believably without resorting to the use of excessive violence or sexual content. The book's creative story line also beats the pants off the glut of vampire-and-werewolf-centered YA adventure stories on the market. Not only is "Sea Dweller" refreshing, it furthers my resolve that traditional publishers have made a wrong turn when it comes to the types of books they choose to publish and promote. I'll be first in line to buy the sequel!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Aug. 18, 2012 :
All I can say is WOW I can't wait for the next book in the series! I highly recommend this book. It is so creative and well written but also easy and fun to read. It is rare to find an author with such talent. The bar has been set by this first book in the series and I cannot wait to see how the story unfolds in the books to come. This book could become the new phenomenon along with books such as "The Hunger Games" or the "Twilight" series and I anticipate great things for the future of this series! I would not be surprised if this was the next big hit at the movie theaters and would definitely wait in line to see the movie! I cannot wait to see what other great things come from this author as she continues to discover and share her talents! I cannot say enough good things about this book and hope the rest of the series does not disappoint.
(review of free book)
on July 30, 2012 :
Such a great book. I finished it in one day and can't wait for the next book to come out. I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns that the book had and couldn't wait for the adventure to unfold. I highly recommend this book it's a great read and enjoyable story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)