Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: Miranda's Choice by Mya O'Malley

Miranda's Choice 

Miranda's Choice by Mya O'Malley
Published: January 14, 2015, 134 pages
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Description: Have you ever felt that the grass is greener everywhere else? Meet Miranda James. Miranda has a problem. Her friends and family are wrapped up in themselves, so clueless. With divorced parents, a mother who is always on her case and a new step-mother on the horizon, Miranda wishes that everybody would just grow up.
In a moment of magic, Miranda is mysteriously pulled into the life of a charming mermaid and her adventurous daughter. Why can’t her life be so carefree and exhilarating? Why can’t her own mother be more like Abigail, the mermaid? Be careful what you wish for though. Only through self-realization can Miranda figure out that perhaps the grass is not always greener. Held captive in an underwater paradise, Miranda wishes to desperately recapture the life she used to have.
Through many twists and turns, Miranda is caught up in a whirlwind of emotions, including finding her first true love.
Miranda is faced with making a decision that will not only affect her own life, but also those around her. What would you choose?

My Review:  Life can be rough at age 14. Miranda is trying so hard to figure out her place in her family, in life, and what she wants. There are so many changes and expectations placed on her and when a wish ends up with surprising results, she realizes that maybe the life she had wasn't so bad after all.

Miranda is a pretty typical teen. Her emotions are fickle and her loyalties are conflicted, yet fierce. The relationship she has with her parents is realistic, as is her friendship with her best friend. I enjoyed seeing the realizations and growth that took place within her. I also enjoyed watching her find her first love. She has some serious decisions to make, especially for one so young. I could feel her struggle with making those choices. Mermaids are fascinating creatures and I love the way this story is done in an imaginative way to show an option of how humans and mermaids interact and associate. 

I love the way it all wrapped up. Some of the twists and turns took me by surprise, but that ending. Oh, how I loved it!

Content: Clean romance; mild language; no religion; no violence.
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About the Author:
Mya O'Malley 
Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.
Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her fifth novel.

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