April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Love Struck by Melissa Marr


Title: Love Struck
Author: Melissa Marr
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 65
ISBN: 9780062119322
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author Website: melissa-marr.com
Twitter: @HarperCollins, @harperteen, @melissa_marr
Format: eBook
Rating: 3/5 stars

Love Struck by Melissa Marr is a short eBook that, at least to me, reads like a long introduction to what should be an actual book. Murrin, a selchie (or fey creature who could turn into a seal and live in the ocean) has fallen in love with Alana, and wanted to try his hand at actually dating her like a proper mortal as opposed to trapping her into magically loving her by using his Other-Skin, which would bind them together if she touched it. Except, she is more or less tricked into touching his Other-Skin by another selchie, and then as Murrin and Alana grow closer, she's not sure if her feelings for him are real or a result of the fey magic. And... that's about all that happens. Murrin spends the story trying to prove his actual love and Alana tries to reconcile her feelings. Really, there's nothing special with this one, but it isn't a bad read. Just a quick short tale about a girl and the selchie who loves her, and what that ends up meaning to both of them.It just seemed like this is something that could be fleshed out into a more involved story if it were longer.

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