Published February 2013
by Noble Young Adult
Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.
About the Author
Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic. She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, thoughshe hasn't caught them, yet. Surface is her first novel and pairs well with gummy sharks.
Sirens VS Mermaids
Ok, so in Surface I switched it up a bit. Traditionally we think of sirens and mermaids as the same aquatic mystical creatures, but in Surface they are realms apart. A Surface Siren is half human half Artagasian. Artagasian? I know crazy new word with lots of vowels, but also the name of the human like creatures living miles below the ocean's surface. They look human, only hotter, but they have one little problem, they can't survive on land for more than four hours. Which they probably shouldn't try doing since it's forbidden for an Artagasian to go to shore anyway. But let's just say an Artagasian did sneak to the surface and fell for a human, and that human happened to have a child—now you would have a Siren, which by the way, all that hanky panky is punishable by death at the hands of the mermaids. Yes, let's not forget the mermaids, vile creatures said to cast spells and perform other wickedly wonderful enchantments. So you see nothing is really that simple anymore between sirens and mermaids, once you dive below the surface.