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Love Struck by Melissa Marr
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Love Struck

by Melissa Marr

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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. ( )
  tapestry100 | Sep 13, 2012 |
Awwww! What a sweet story! Love Struck is where Alana meets a Selchie aka Selkie aka Silkie aka a magical being who shifts from Seal to human. The lore has been that Silkies shed their seal skin to kidnap a lover and takes them back to see with them or binds them and live on land together. Either way it never seems like the ideal love situation, you knowing being forced into a love situation. BUT ANYWAY! Alana accidently steps on Murrin's skin and just like that they are magically bound to one another. The rest of the story is one where Murrin works on earning Alana's trust, friendship, and love but not without some obstacles. JUST READ TO GET THE DEETS! I think what I liked most about this story was the message that love does not have to be complicated and that there is no need to self sabotage, making something that is right so wrong. Alana had to learn to allow happiness and love into her life. Love does not have to be complicated... it's not always perfect, more often than not this is the case but it should never be complicated.At any rate I say read it! This story made me want to read more stories where Silkies were involved. It was a nice change. :-) ( )
  mirelyr | May 22, 2012 |
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Alana knows the legends of selchies, the sea-fey who leave their seal-like pelts behind when they walk on land, passing for humans. But she never imagined she would meet one--let alone two--on the night of an otherwise forgettable beach party. The selchie Murrin, though, has long imagined actually meeting Alana, the girl he has chosen over the sea. He never expected that the meeting would be so complicated, or that an old rivalry would make winning Alana's trust--and love--so difficult. Author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series, Melissa Marr explores magical entanglements in a real-world setting in this lushly romantic and absorbing tale.… (more)

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