mermaids

Mar 29, 2018

She is a mermaid. She has lived her entire life in an aquarium located on the boardwalk. She is the main attraction, but visitors can never catch more than a glimpse of her. She can’t walk or speak, but she can make friends with Livia, an ordinary girl, and yearn for life outside the water. She can grow stronger and braver, and with the help of her determination, a touch of magic and the help of a loyal octopus, she can do anything.


Fantasy and reality intersect in this mermaid tale. It was beautifully drawn, with a good story too.


A fun, middle grade novel, this did not take me long to

Jul 10, 2017

Kahlen is just a normal girl. She has 2 brothers and a nice family. Her mom and dad have lots of money so she lives well. But that all changes one summer day while on a cruise. She's just inside her cabin, watching her mom put on make up when all of a sudden she hears some wonderful music. What could it possibly be? Everyone goes out to check. But then disaster strikes when everyone starts to jump overboard. Kahlen finds herself surrounded by a few beautiful women who look to be teenagers after finding herself thrown into the water, wishing not to die. Follow Kahlen as she finds out who these

Mermaids in Paradise

By Lydia Millet
4
Rated by Roxanne B.
Jun 23, 2015

If you’re expecting something akin to Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, you will be in for a disappointment. Lydia Millet’s Mermaids in Paradise is both hilarious and heart-wrenching. Narrator Deb has just gotten married to Chip, her positive, gregarious partner. They are on their honeymoon in the Caribbean when they become involved in a mermaid sighting, a questionable death, corporate greed, a kidnapping, and a myriad of other activities. The supporting cast of characters includes best friend Gina (“Everything’s performance art with her, she lives in a world of irony”), a hipster

Mermaids in Paradise

By Lydia Millet
3
Rated by Anonymous (not verified)
Apr 14, 2015

This book is heavy on satire and made me uncomfortable at times because the main character is basically a “stuck up snob.” Deb likes to look good. She is quick to judge people, dislikes people, and thinks most people are disgusting idiots. Most of the story takes place on her Caribbean honeymoon to a young man who is her opposite–he is warm, accepting, and makes friends easily.  It is her childhood best friend, Gina, who provides us with clues as to how Deb became such a  bitter and shallow person.  Gina comes to her rescue when her honeymoon becomes a scary whodunit farce. The author has

Teeth

By Hannah Moskowitz
4
Rated by Kate M.
Jan 3, 2014

Rudy's life changes drastically when the family moves to a remote island for his ailing little brother's health. A fairly popular guy at school (especially with the ladies) Rudy is one of the few people below 30 living on the island. Everyone on the island is there for one reason...the magic fish that appear to have the ability to heal any illness. When the doctors and medicine fail his little brother, Rudy's family risks everything to come to the island. 
While his little brother seems to improve, Rudy counts down the days until he leaves for college, and a return to a normal life. Meanwhile

Feb 1, 2013

Book two in the Watersong trilogy, Lullaby, picks right up where Wake left off.  Harper is desperate to find her sixteen-year-old sister Gemma who has run off with Penn, Thea, and Lexi after a horrific fight where Penn turns into a monster and the girls all swam away with mermaid tails.  Harper is convinced that Gemma didn’t want to go with them but left to keep them safe and has somehow become a mermaid.  While Harper, Alex, and Daniel research mermaids, Gemma is busy trying to get used to being a siren and all that entails (pun intended).  Gemma learns that the other sirens need her as there