I really enjoy this writiing style and think it suits her books very well. The worldbuilding is stunning. The selkies have their own traditions and their own culture. They are able to communicate with the Sea and have their own words for certain human words. The worldbuilding was structured so flawlessly, I could really tell that the author had spent time creating the fantasy aspect of this novel.
It was interesting to see him explore his human side, seeing that he had never met a human before meeting Kevin. It was also interesting and, at times, funny to see him discover more about the human world e. I thought that both of the choices that he had close to the end were awful, neither was better than the other, and this really got to me.
I was so invested in finding out which he would end up choosing and was very happy with the solution. The romance is so cute here. Huge recommendation from me! And if you need something other than my review to convince you that this book is adorable, check out the book trailer. Jul 27, Martin rated it really liked it. If you are looking for your next summer read, here it is.
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Nov 29, jazmin rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book. This goddamn book. Lukens, was such a great book, so I wanted this one too. Let's start with Kevin and the fact that we actually have an Asian main character. Finally, really. A queer Asian main character. And I have the feeling that Tina Cohen-Chang isn't really straight either, but hey. I liked how he was so passionate about the things he loved, like the sea and his rock collection. And then, Morgan happened. The most interesting part was that Morgan had to adapt to the human world and made a lot of mistakes, but Kevin just brushed it off because he doesn't want to be insensitive since Kevin thinks Morgan is human.
It's just kinda amusing sometimes, especially since Kevin tries so hard not to offend Morgan, but Morgan is just I liked Lee's underwater world and how she gave the Sea, in a way, a voice. The selkies have their own rules and culture, and that what a part of this book is all about: culture and different cultures. There was one small part about chopsticks, Miles and racism and it was so spot on. Also, both main characters are half-half wrong term to use, I know, but biracial doesn't fit Morgan and halfling doesn't fit Kevin , and despite the fact that this has different impact on both characters since hey, they are different species too!
Then, bisexuality. Unfortunately, Seven Tears does not have the honour to be the first book I own with a bi main character like I said: Star Host , but that doesn't mean that it was well executed. At one point, Kevin dates a girl and all is well.
As always with IP books: I like that the story does not revolve about labels and sexuality. Even with Morgan, it doesn't matter that much.
And if you think that this is just a silly love story? It also has an amazing plot too! At one point, it becomes kind off a race against the clock against the people that want to hunt Selkies- especially when they get the wrong person. Luckily, the Sea can be giving too. There is only one question left to me, I mean : what will happen with Morgan and Floyd?
Like, he is not officially Floyd's son and- ugh, can't I just call him Richard? Floyd is the name of a dickhead from my school so yeah. Anyway, as I was saying: Morgan now has Richard's last name, which isn't that big of a deal to most people. But what about Kevin's parents? As far as they know, Morgan has a mum and a dad that have never been to this city before.
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But then suddenly Morgan is the son of Old Man Floyd, who's been living here for ages? Ah well, some questions go unanswered and that's when the headcanons kick in. But that's not the point. Dec 29, Louise rated it really liked it Shelves: protagonist-of-colour , standalone , queer , magical-realism , fantasy , ya , contemporary.
It's a contemporary The Little Mermaid retelling combined with some selkie folklore. Compared to most of the selkie stories I've heard -- which can be pretty depressing things -- this is pretty light and free of angst. There's a little bit around the choice Morgan has to make but most of the story focuses on the building romance between Kevin and Morgan. The most memorable scenes are the ones where each boy is learning about the other's world, and se 3.
The most memorable scenes are the ones where each boy is learning about the other's world, and seeing Morgan getting to grips with human ideas and habits are the funniest parts in the book. The romance is well-written and even though it starts as insta-love on Morgan's part, the relationship builds more naturally as they spend time together. There's also a few nice little subplots involving selkie hunters, Morgan's parents the more traditional selkie story and some nice scenes with Kevin's family. The writing is lovely and descriptive, with a nostalgic summer romance bitter-sweet feel.
I felt the villain's were a little lacking in terms of real threat, and that everything wrapped up in a bit of a hand-wave but overall this is a solid, sweet story. Feb 01, Alysia Constantine rated it it was amazing.
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Seven Tears at High Tide starts with Kevin opening the door to an old myth: heartbroken over a messed-up romance, he sits at seaside and cries, dropping seven tears into the sea and making a wish for love. Dur Seven Tears at High Tide starts with Kevin opening the door to an old myth: heartbroken over a messed-up romance, he sits at seaside and cries, dropping seven tears into the sea and making a wish for love.
During the course of fulfilling the wish for a summertime fling, Morgan falls and Kevin falls, too into love. When Morgan discovers he is half Selkie, half human and must—due to an old pact—choose between these halves of his identity when he comes of age indirectly choosing between his family and his new love , complications arise. Kevin is, incidentally, bisexual, and though that identity plays very little part in the story itself, his bisexuality haunts the story from its dark corners. Morgan has to choose between the love of his community and his human, male lover.
While the first half of the story is strung with the tension of their difference, of misunderstandings and cultural distance, the second half of the story works to make those differences legible, and then beautiful, to both characters. This is a novel about difference and sameness. Often love stories thrive on difference, while assuming a comfortable sameness the guy has dark hair, the girl is blonde; the guy is physically strong, the girl is dainty; the guy has guy-parts and the girl has girl-parts, but they both share the same white, middle-class 20th-C values, and somehow things fit together, lock and key, as if everything were inevitable.
Oct 05, Cathy Brockman rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-authors , favorites , paranormal-urbanfantasy , m-m , young-adult. This was a lovely story about young love, broken hearts, and hope. Kevin remembered an old folk Lore Story his mom told him about Seven Tears on the High Tide and in desperation he crys into the sea and makes his wish for Love for the summer, to hold hands, to not hide, to do things he enjoys.
A seal shows up and makes him smile then soon after a young boy appears on his doorstep confessing he is his boyfriend. Everything about this story is charming, from the characters, storyline to the romance This was a lovely story about young love, broken hearts, and hope. Everything about this story is charming, from the characters, storyline to the romance. It is very sweet and clean,magical and very funny, with a touch of suspense near the end.
I absolutely adored Morgan. He is naive, sweet and confident i himself. I loved that the author put in that he was a bit chubby faced and not a six pack body image and still very confident. If you like sweet romances, Young adult stories, charming characters, and selkies you must read this one! Oct 30, Kurikuri rated it it was amazing. With this book, Lee has reminded me of something that I think too many authors often forget: how essential the characters are.
It's been years since I've read a book I've become so invested in so quickly, and my love of this book is strongly influenced by how quickly I fell in love with both Kevin and Moran - that is, instantly. Nothing about them is two-dimensional, and throughout the book I found myself moved by them, to laughter and tears. Granted, I do cry fairly easily, but it's been years With this book, Lee has reminded me of something that I think too many authors often forget: how essential the characters are.
Granted, I do cry fairly easily, but it's been years since I cried over a book. What I'm trying to say is that Lee's book is truly worth the read, and I enjoyed every moment of it. In the midst of a worrying trend of cardboard-cutout characters, her book stands out, a hidden gem. Oct 14, Michelle rated it really liked it. Such a sweet, adorable high school romance. I also really enjoyed the magic and the selkies in the world. If anything, I wish we'd gotten to see even more of that. I also really liked Kevin's and Morgan's families, and how they both had strong relationships with their parents and siblings.
Overall, it just left me feeling very happy, and I still have a smile on my face. Nov 01, Kuzu rated it liked it Shelves: queer-ya , character-of-color , author-of-color. Of course you do. Aug 08, Tiana rated it it was amazing. Kevin and Morgan are the sweetest. Morgan especially.
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I wouldn't know what to do either if a cute boy showed up at my doorstep and told me he loved me. The story is strong with its own twists. Good Job on you C. I think writing twists are hard without leaving too many hints to give it away. There were a few books I have read where the ending was legitimately surprising.
This is maybe the third book i've read where the main character is Asian American, without the stereotypes. Which does get brought up in the book as far as stereotypes. Someone out there: "But he didn't know! It's an honest mistake! We do eat chicken but it's rare. And watermelon has a bit of a short shelf life so we eat it quickly. It happens though. People can make honest mistakes and assume something. But despite this: Miles couldve stopped making out with Kevin long enough to ask: "Hey do you guys eat with just chopsticks? Kevin is guilty of this as well, not going to spoil that.
Overall this book was lovely and just so sweet with a very happy ending with a twist. I love the imagery and how well thought out the characters were. I remember stopping halfway upset over the course of events and needing to stop and take a break because of how much it made me want to cry.
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Seven Tears at High Tide tells a story of Kevin, a bi Chinese-American boy, who upon remembering the tales of seven tears makes a request to the sea after having his heart broken and Morgan, a half-selkie half-human, who listens to Kevin's request and fulfills it. This was a very fun and easy read. It made me smiled wide and I loved every second spent reading this book. The idea was cool! This was my first time reading anything about selkies.
I adored the concept of the Sea presented by the autho Seven Tears at High Tide tells a story of Kevin, a bi Chinese-American boy, who upon remembering the tales of seven tears makes a request to the sea after having his heart broken and Morgan, a half-selkie half-human, who listens to Kevin's request and fulfills it.
I adored the concept of the Sea presented by the author and the way the mythology was explored with a new twist and a touch of magic. The writing painted the scenes dreamy and the beautiful description of the ocean entranced me. The premise was pretty simple. At least in the first half of the book. But as I kept reading, the author took a different path and I was completely curious as to where the story was going.
Its focus on the romance part never felt boring or dragged because of the steady pace and the nice balance of the subplots. The climax was great, full of tension, and I especially loved how the author concluded the story.
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The characters were amazing. Kevin, Morgan, their families and friends were all likeable. Morgan, in particular, was my favourite. Each year, Saint-Malo experiences some of the biggest tides in Europe.
Sea level can then vary between low tide and the open sea by over 40 feet. To cope with the onslaught of the waves, Saint-Malo has equipped itself with breakwater defenses that have become emblems of the city. These are more than 3, wooden piles, roughly 10 feet high, built at the end of the 17th century to absorb the impact of the waves and protect part of the citadel. The period of time between each wave is called the swell.
The longer this is, the stronger the wave is. If you get a long swell, originating from faraway storms combined with strong winds, the conditions can quickly become critical for the city. Fortunately, these elements concurring at the same time is rare. In Saint-Malo, the sea has high wave coefficients—90 over —almost every month at the full moon. Generally, however, the highest tides occur around the equinoxes, in March and September.
I fell in love with this city, which moves to the rhythm of the tides. At each high coefficient, I study the weather and other elements to envision if there will be beautiful pictures to take. Conditions can be very pleasant, with soft winds and pretty lighting, as in this shot here. But they can also be chaotic, with very strong winds, rain, and hail.
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