Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Official Blog Tour: Miranda's Choice by Mya O'Malley (Review)

Miranda’s Choice by Mya O'Malley
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Length: 163 pages
Publisher: Solstice Shadows

Have you ever felt the grass is greener everywhere else? Well, so does Miranda James. With divorced parents, a mother who is always on her case, and a new stepmother on the horizon, Miranda wishes that everyone would just grow up.

In a moment of magic, Miranda is mysteriously pulled into the life of Abigail, a charming mermaid, and Abigail’s adventurous daughter, Elise. Miranda wonders why her life can’t be so carefree and exciting.

Miranda soon learns to be careful what she wishes for, though; held captive in an underwater paradise turned prison, Miranda desperately wants nothing more than to recapture the life she used to have.

After many twists and turns, Miranda is faced with making a decision that will affect not only her life, but the lives of those around her.

What will she choose? What would you choose?

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Miranda's Choice by Mya O'Malley

Miranda's Choice
ventures into the deep sea as Miranda has the slightest idea of how she ended up having an up-close, unexpected meet up with a mystical creature. On the day Miranda turned fifteen, she and her best friend Eve together with Miranda's mom hit the beach. Little did she know, an unforgettable experience awaits that will change her life around.

Honestly, I enjoyed the book because of how a turning point was created in such a way is revealed to some extent at the end of the story and left me to think for myself. It made me sit at a corner and ponder on the impact of Miranda's Choice because of the main character's way of rising her negative mindset to every single thing that's happening in her current life. It just made her feel sorry for herself and her family. She treats the life of her dad's girlfriend may cause their relationship as a family to become progressively worse. But having been to the sea for a few weeks, changed her to think more with an open mind and becoming mature in terms of the way she speaks about herself or anyone.

In my opinion, Miranda has not been optimistic about her life at that point until she came to find her balance in her life and appreciating the things she still holds such as the love she pours out to both her parents which is still evident. Even though, living in a different roof may cause them misunderstanding, Miranda's still able to receive love from her both of her parents despite everything with unconditional love.

Hypothetically, I would have guessed Miranda truly has formed connection or somewhat related to the mermaid, mystical creatures living in the sea. However, after I finished reading it, I have concluded and sum it up in just one word. Déjà vu. I believe she drowned and perhaps was unconscious or in a lucid dream to keep her alive underwater(?). Nevertheless, the moral of the story is when worst comes to worst in your current situation, embrace the challenges ahead because it just means good days will arrive soon in your path. Just like Miranda with Evan (Ethan). Destiny is real.

What I've noticed was the flow of the story kicks off uncertain as if the story was just finding the right way to illustrate of what it has to convey. With that, it was really confusing for me to comprehend what was happening in the story.

Overall, Miranda's Choice is written for teens and I'm sure to appeal some adults to pick up the book.  It challenges each of us to learn accepting the life we have that will benefit the way to managing our relationship and uplift ourselves, despite the problems we may face in life.

(Actual) Rating: 3 of 5 stars


This is extra on the blog tour! Here are some teasers to get you interested to pick up Miranda's Choice as your next read this week! Enjoy and happy reading!

About the Author

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Mya O'Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter, and three stepdaughters. The family also consists of their boxer, Destiny, and their ragdoll cat, 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 craft stories with unforgettable characters. Mya also likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on two new novels, Wasted Time and A Tale as Old as Time.

Special thanks once again to Ms Mya O'Malley, author of Miranda's Choice and Sara Meadows for giving the opportunity to be a part of the tour. Especially for organizing the tour!

Lastly, thank you to ya'all for visiting my blog tour stop for Miranda's Choice and checking out the post I have thoroughly prepared! See you fellow readers for more tours to come! Happy reading! :)

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