#Book Review: Faces In The Water by Tonya Macalino

by | May 31, 2012 | KUWTR

Faces In The Water

The Shades of Venice: Episode One
Author: Tonya Macalino 
File Size: 609 KB

Print Length: 312 pages
Publisher: Crystal Mosaic Books 
(December 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN: 098363033X

Who created that slide of silk across your skin as you reached for your cinematic lover? Who recorded the crushing weight of the grizzly as you fought for your life in the fictional wilderness? It is Lone Pine Pictures’ Alyse Kate Bryant who wraps your body in the story only your mind was privy to before.

A brilliant sensory immersion artist and a wild daredevil, Alyse will do almost anything for the perfect sensory file, but the violent death of her father has her teetering on the very edge of reckless sanity.
For just one night, Alyse seeks refuge in the arms of a beautiful stranger.

And her recklessness finally has consequences.

Now Alyse finds herself trapped in the flooded ruins of Venice, a quarantine camp for the carriers of Sleepers’ Syndrome. But it can never be that simple. Because the Sleepers’ Syndrome carriers who populate the camp are no longer as human as they seem.

The city of legend is bringing its legends back to life.

They come now, Alyse.



Tonya Macalino lives in Hillsboro, Oregon with her husband and two children. She is an avid collector of folklore and folk history, far too many to fit comfortably within the pages of any given book. When not working on her latest novel, she runs a handcrafted lotion, cosmetics, and bath company. To read more of the little gems she unearthed during her research, please visit her blog at

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I was pretty excited to read Faces in the Water because I loved Tonya’s debut novel, Spectre of Intention so much!! Faces in the Water is completely different but just as intriguing and adventurous as Tonya’s first book! The first few chapters were slow reading for me but the pace picks up and the pages start turning faster and faster!! You are definitely routing for the main character Alyse, in this strange and unique futuristic world that Tonya created. You won’t be disappointed picking up one of Tonya Macalino’s books!! I look forward to reading more and more from her!
MY RATING:          
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥4/5 Hearts: Great Read


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Check out my review of Spectre of Intention Tonya’s debut novel!

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only through Bewitching Book Tours. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


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