I released my YA/middle grade “Dolphin’s Cave” at the end of 2020. I had a couple of blogs leading up to it and announced its release. Then, I got busy and didn’t do much after that.
So, I thought a blog would be in order to share what others are saying about this book.
Here are the last three reviews are taken directly from Amazon:
Coral has always wanted to go to Hawaii, ever since her parents died there when she was only a kid. A recurring dream has visited her every night since—she rides a dolphin to an underwater cave. Only there will she find the answers she seeks about her parents’ death. But she always wakes up before she discovers what really happened.
Shortly before her sixteenth birthday, she’s thrilled to learn her aunt and some friends are taking her to Hawaii for Christmas. Coral loves the ocean, and she doesn’t get to see it very often, living as she does in a desert near Reno, Nevada.
But once they arrive in Hawaii, disquieting events steal some of her joy. Her aunt has met a new guy—nothing wrong with that—but this one seems to be nothing but a weasel. When Coral’s aunt nearly gets run over in the street, he merely stands there and watches. And everywhere they go, people seem to be taking their picture. Not just catching them in group photos, but specifically shooting photos of them, as if they were celebrities or something.
But then matters turn dangerous. Her aunt is hospitalized, the result of a near-fatal car crash. Coral can’t afford to ignore all the strange things going on anymore, or some of them may never make it home…
Dolphin’s Cave is a YA coming-of-age story that should appeal to fans of teen adventures, especially ones who love dolphins.
Fifteen-year-old Coral Dover has had the same dream every night for the eight years since her parents disappeared in a plane crash off the Hawaiian coast, and each dream is interrupted before she sees the end she hopes to see. When her guardian, her aunt, takes her to Hawaii on a working vacation with a co-worker and his family, Coral is determined to visit the place where her parents’ plane went down. She needs closure.
What she finds is adventure, intrigue, and magic. Unlikely friendships, a budding romance, betrayal, and secrets that put everyone she cares about in danger, all blend into a story I couldn’t put down.
D.L. Finn’s Teen/YA fantasy is beautifully written, with well-rounded characters, great dialogue, beautiful scenes, dolphins, turtles, magic, and plenty of twists, clues, and drama to keep the interest of anyone from young teens to mature adults. I loved it, gave it five stars, and highly recommend it.
Thank you to all the reviewers who took the time to share their thoughts. You are much appreciated. xo