by Mimi Cross (Author)
Seventeen-year-old Arion Rush has always played the obedient sidekick to her older sister’s flashy femme fatale—until a mysterious boating accident leaves Lilah a silent, traumatized stranger. As her sister awaits medical treatment with their mother, Arion and their father head to his hometown in Maine to prepare a new life for them all. Surrounded by the vast Atlantic, song writing is Arion’s only solace, her solid ground.
Unexpectedly, Arion blossoms in the tiny coastal town. Friends flock to her, and Logan Delaine, a volatile heartthrob, seems downright smitten. But it’s Bo Summers—a solitary surfer, as alluring as he is aloof—that Arion can’t shake. Meanwhile, Lilah’s worsening condition, a string of local fatalities, and Arion’s own recent brushes with death seem ominously linked…to Bo’s otherworldly family. As Arion’s feelings for Bo intensify and his affections turn possessive, she must make a choice. How will Arion learn to listen to her own voice when Bo’s siren song won’t stop ringing in her ears?
If you love to stay up past your bedtime? Read Shining Sea. You travel to a part of the Maine coast that swarms with strange activity, and not just at Arion’s new high school. She lives with her father in a lighthouse, as they wait for her mom and sister to join them if the operation to save her sister works out.
As Arion meets the locals, she begins to realize that what’s going on with her sister in California might have had roots in this small Maine town. Not only that, the pull of the same forces is conspiring to drag Arion down, too. She’s both saved and at risk through her amazing musical abilities.
If you are a fan of reading books about the supernatural, of love triangles, and a good mystery, read this book, I highly recommend it.
About the Author
Mimi Cross is an author, singer, and songwriter. Grammy award–winning artist Rosanne Cash has described Cross’s writing and singing as “Fusing delicacy and power, heart and gut. Inspiring, evocative, and refreshing.” Cross received a bachelor of music from Ithaca College and an MA from New York University and is the creator of Body of Writing, a practice combining yoga and writing that boosts creativity. Her debut novel, Before Goodbye, was published by Skyscape. She resides with her young son in New Jersey.