Yet, when the islanders find out about Adrianne's encounters with the mermaid she is scorned, for this small and superstitious community believes the mermaid will bring devastation to the island if Adrianne does not give herself to the sea.
A powerful and lyrical story of one girl who must choose between having everything and having those she loves.
This book will be released on July 1st, 2010. If an ARC fell into my hands before them, I would probably faint! I have been waiting for this book for months! The mermaid on the cover of the book is beautiful, but not nearly half as beautiful as how the book's author, Sheila A. Nielson, visualizes her. Ms. Nielson has drawn pictures of the mermaid and several other characters (as well as made a doll of the mermaid, too!) that are displayed on her blog. I already know her novel will probably be one of my favorite mermaid books!
Lena has lived her whole life on the beach - walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves - the problem is, she's spent her whole life just watching.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.
But her father - a former surfer himself - refuses to allow her to take lessons. After a near drowning in his past, he can't bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.
Yet something lures Lena to the water...an ancient, powerful magic. One morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman - with a silvery tail.
Nothing will keep Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.
And soon...what she sees in the mermaid's mirror will change her life...
This is another book I have been wanting to read, concerning mermaids. I contacted the publisher, and they will be sending me an ARC that I will review on this blog! I am so happy! I recently read a review of this book and heard about some of the descriptions of the merworld, and now I'm eager to read more! This book will be released on October 4th, 2010.
I think this book is about mermaids, too, according to some other reviews I've read on it. It sounds like it, and I really hope I get to read this, too. There's been all kinds of ARC giveaways for it, but I always lose! Anyway, here's the synopsis of the book:
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything - the dark, heights, the ocean - but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is until Justine goes cliff diving one night near the family's vacation house in Winter Harbor, Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.
Vanessa's parents want to work through the tragedy by returning to their everyday lives back in Boston, but Vanessa can't help feeling that her sister's death was more than an accident. After discovering her sister never applied to colleges, and that she was secretly in a relationship with longtime family friend Caleb Carmichael, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor to seek some answers.
But when Vanessa learns that Caleb has been missing since Justine's death, she and Caleb's older brother, Simon, join forces to try to find him, and in the process, their childhood friendship blossoms into something more.
Soon it's not just Vanessa who is afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes home to a string of fatal, water-related accidents...in which all the victims are found grinning from ear to ear.
As Vanessa and Simon probe further into the connections between Justine's death and the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance, and that will change her life forever.
This book will be released on July 13, 2010, and I can't wait to read it!