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For my first Daring You To Read, I am cheating a little on the 6 months requirement. The Kindle Edition of this novel is a little over 6 months old. The paperback copy of this title was just released June 6. But shhh, we can stick with this choice anyway!
I am daring you to read a paranormal romance that evolves around selkies. I've recently been reading a lot of mermaid books. I couldn't tell you why. But because mermaids are making a come back in young adult writing, I figured that I should give selkies a chance. They're the closest things to mermaids, after all.
Holle weaved a tale of forbidden love in THE LURE OF SHAPINSAY. A human girl falls for a selkie pup against her better judgment and together they brace the odds that are constantly stacked against them. Full of legitimate Scottish narrating--yes, that means that it is not written like the average book is these days--Holle will capture your attention and even make you giggle at her usage of Scottish slang. Not only will this book pull you into the world that surrounds the Scottish island of Shapinsay, it'll satisfy that inner romance lover the secretly stirs within all of us.
Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant.
Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken by a beautiful, selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure.
Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?