Sunday, October 10, 2010

Review: The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan

The Mermaid's Mirror
by L.K. Madigan
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547194912
Release Date: October 4, 2010
from the author's site: 

Lena has lived her whole life near 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 …

my thoughts: 

The Mermaid's Mirror is an enchanting tale about growing up and self-discovery. Lena thinks she knows who she is, but as her sixteenth birthday draws near things start happening and Lena fears she's losing her mind. The reality is nothing Lena could ever have imagined. 

Anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong or can't fit in, will relate to Lena's struggle. After reading The Mermaid's Mirror, I really hope there's more. There are characters from the story that I would like to revisit. 

Check out The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan for yourself and let me know what you think! 

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