Thursday, February 19, 2015

Review: Love, Lattes and Mutants by Sandra Cox

Love, Lattes and Mutants
(Mutants, #1)
by Sandra Cox
Young Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.43
Published by: Kensington
Published on: February 17 2015

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Finding love is hard, even when you aren't a mutant.

Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why...

Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn't the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn't have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story...


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

The Characters: I thought Piper was a great character to read about. She was a great mix of fun, sass, and a caring heart. I loved reading about her. She was a great protagonist. And the idea of a person being a mutant between a dolphin and a human is intriguing.

And Tyler was also intriguing. That boy was also a funny one to read about. The characters made the book for me. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:  I thought that this book was very original and intriguing. I at least haven't read a book about dolphin mutants before. That was the part that I think I enjoyed most--just exploring the world with Piper as a half-human and half-dolphin. I loved how she took on siren qualities. It was intriguing. 

The book in the beginning might have been a little bit slow, but then the action started kicking up. I thought that the ending was a little bit rushed. However, for the most part the book was quite enjoyable.

This book was a fun lighthearted read that I read very quickly in one setting. 

So why 3 stars? Although it was a fun read, it didn't necessarily stand out to me in any significant way. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None. I think it's just fine for readers of all ages. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable read.  

Love,

Danica Page

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