Monday, March 8, 2010

Girl At Sea

Girl At Sea

Sometimes you have to get lost . . .

The Girl: Clio Ford, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean. At least she'll get a killer tan.

The Mission: Survive her father's crazy antics. Oh, and also find some missing underwater treasure that could unlock the secrets of civilization.

The Crew: Dad's wacky best friend Martin, his bizarre research partner Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa . . . and then there's Aidan, Julia's incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant assistant.

What's going on behind Aidan's intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway?

As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history. But her most surprising discovery is that there's something deeper and more cryptic than the sea—her own heart.

. . . to find what you're looking for.

From GoodReads
Clio is invited to Italy for a trip with her dad. I don't know about you but I would jump in on that no matter what! Except Clio doesn't. She hates to leave her home - especially art store cutie Ollie - behind and go on a trip with her irresponsible father in search of...who knows? Clio doesn't even know that she's going on a yacht with her dad's partner, Julia, his friend, Julia's daugther Elsa and the hottie of the season - also arrogant and at times annoying - Aidan.

I LOVED this book. Clio is a hilarious character that you can relate to. I want her to be my best friend. At first, I was a bit reluctant because of the third person POV BUT it didn't make a different once I started. She had a very unique voice and you sometimes got frustrated at her but you still loved her. Although she does mention Ollie a bit too much, I liked her bluntness and her attitude.

Aidan was Oh So Hot! I'm claiming him as my new literary boyfriend. He seems a bit arrogant and annoying at first but once you get to know him, you feel a bit sorry for him. He's a bit helpless at times and he tries really hard to do his job and not mess things up. Every time that he was in a scene, I would start screaming...yeah, weird, that's me.

Elsa, the cheese goddess, was super cool, too. I want her to be my friend so bad, even if she is a bit blind to what is happening around her. The rest of the characters were all funny and distinctive.

The mission/mystery is not revealed until after half the book but even then it kept me guessing and it wasn't boring at all. Everything at the end just happened so quickly! I wished I had more time and more of a conclusion. The plot was original and intriguing.

Can I mention again that I screamed? Of joy and OMIGOD-ness? It was awesome. It takes a real book to make me scream like I did yesterday. AHHH!

In one sentence:
"A real mystery with real humor for all readers!"

Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Writing: 5
Cover: 3
Overall Feeling: 5
Average: 4.6


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