Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Review: Love, Lattes and Mutants

Title - Love, Lattes and Mutants
Author - Sandra Cox
Series - Mutants 
Genre - YA Fantasy
Publisher - Lyrical Trade
Published - February 17th 2015
Format - Kindle

Finding love is hard, even when you aren't a mutant.

Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why...

Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn't the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn't have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story... 
Love, Lattes and Mutants is the first installment in the Mutants series by Sandra Cox. Piper isn’t your typical teenage girl she pretends to be a nerdy girl who wears unflattering clothes to avoid attention because she has a secret she’s hiding. Piper isn’t human she has the DNA of a dolphin that allows her to swim under water for long periods plus she had a blow hole in her back. By day she’s just a nerdy school girl but at night she’s the savior of her beach protecting the sea creatures from sea turtles to dolphins alike and life is simple.

However she’s attracted the attention of two strong alpha personalities one who feels the need to protect her while the other to bully her. As if that isn’t enough someone is attempting to capture her beloved dolphins. Piper can’t deny the attraction she has for Tyler after all he’s the most attractive guy in school and he seems to be equally attracted to her. How will Piper handle being the most popular guy at schools girlfriend? Will she be able to tell him her secret? What about the dolphin hunters on the beach?

I like Piper she’s this sweet innocent girl who is doing what she things is right protection the cove. While she didn’t set out to she found herself falling for Tyler but she doesn’t think he will accept her for who she really is a mutant. I like that Tyler was supportive of Piper even without knowing what her deep dark secret was, and he saved the day just when he needed too. While they may not both be human things work for both of them and I’m curious to see how things will progress now that he knows the truth.

I’ve had this one sitting on my kindle for a while but never seemed to get around to it just yet. However today was the day I dove in and finished in a few short hours. I love the concept while Piper calls herself a mutant I see her more as a genetically engineer ocean saving super hero. Piper’s story just really works and I admit I never would have thought of using Dolphin DNA to cross with a human very unique idea. Love, Lattes and Mutants is a fast paced whirlwind deep sea romance filled with bad guys and mystery. I loved the characters I was able to connect with Piper which is a must and she may just love coffee as much as I do. While this is my first book by the author I already know it won’t be my last I’m looking forward to finishing the series and seeing what other books she has. I really enjoyed the authors writing style it flows smoothly from start to finish. 

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