I just finished reading a rather silly young adult book: Love, Lattes and Mutants by Sandra Cox (which will be released on Kindle on February 17, 2015). It was a fun read but kind of ridiculous at the same time.
The book is about a young girl with dolphin DNA, Piper Dunn, trying to blend in at high school. The thing is: it’s difficult to hide when Tyler, the cute new guy at school, can see right through your mask.
Filled with high school drama, Piper and Tyler fall in love and Tyler is desperate to learn Piper’s secret. Probably a little too desperate.
I found the story line to be kind of far fetched. I couldn’t find myself believing that she was even a mutant in the first place. Which meant that the rest of the story was rather ridiculous since I couldn’t find a reason to believe the premise.
It would have been more believable if there was more back story about her mother. In the book there are just vague references to her mother who was created in a lab and later escaped.
The biggest problem I have with the book is that the beginning is drawn out and the end is very rushed. That could be do to the fact that it is part of a series. However since it took so long to find out more about her dolphin background and find out why her mother existed in the first place, it makes me less likely to read another book in the series especially if her goal remains the same: to blend in and remain anonymous.
More dolphin and less teenage angst please.
Disclaimer: I was sent this book to read for review by NetGalley