Urban Mermaid, by Howard Parsons

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I finished this book last fall, having received an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) from the author in exchange for an honest review. Author Howard Parsons knew I was a fan of mermaids—though admittedly not as well-researched and well-versed one as he is—so I accepted the book with much enthusiasm to dive in. Being a YA […]

Water So Deep, by Nichole Giles

Certain aspects of the book description totally screamed the kind of story that I’d enjoy—or even wished I had written! A teenage girl keeping it a secret from her family and friends that she’s slowly becoming a mermaid?! Sign me up now! As soon as I found this book, I couldn’t wait to dive right […]

Damselfly, by Jennie Bates Bozic

There are pros and cons to owning a Kindle. The greatest pro that I’ve found is that it’s very easy to accumulate books for my to-read pile. If, while browsing Amazon or Goodreads, a particular book catches my eye and the price isn’t too much, then I can—and most likely will—download a copy to read […]

The Truth Spell (Werewolf High Book One), by Anita Oh

Picture this: You come from a meager, practically poor, background, and people close to you from your past are dead. You’re the new student at an exclusive (and somewhat geographically hidden) boarding school—one with majestic architecture, a sweeping landscape which borders a forest. The new school has different houses for the students, including one for […]

Defiance (Son of a Mermaid Book Two), by Katie O’Sullivan

First off, I’d like to offer special congratulations to previously spotlighted author Katie O’Sullivan on the re-release of the second book in her Son of a Mermaid series, which is now called Defiance. I read and enjoyed this book back in the spring of this year, but I held off on posting a review to […]

Keeping Merminia, by Emm Cole

This past spring, I read the book Merminia, by Emm Cole and gave it four stars. The book was definitely well-written with lush language and vivid imagery, and the mermaid princess heroine Selinne was a delightful main character, but a war among mermaid factions in a Game of Thrones style wasn’t so much a plot […]

In a World Just Right, by Jen Brooks

I wrote a handful of reviews a few months ago about some books I bought my children at a YA book reading event for several local authors. Many of the books sounded wonderful, but I limited the purchases to one book per child. This one was just outside everyone’s top choices, but it came with […]

Grounded, by Sandra Cox

I’m not sure how I came across this book, but I do know what caused me to download it onto my Kindle. The pun will be intended as I openly admit that the premise of a girl who’s normal and carefree from dusk to dawn but a MARBLE STATUE from dawn to dusk totally rocks. […]

The Boy with the Hidden Name, by Skylar Dorset

A few months ago, I read The Girl Who Never Was—the first book in this series—and gave it five stars. I loved Selkie the narrator’s voice as all the irreverence was happening around her, and I loved the use of my hometown of Boston as a safe-haven for magical creatures. The book tied up its […]

Holding My Breath, by Susan Soares

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I had the pleasure of receiving an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’m a fan of mermaids. If you’ve followed my reviews, you also know that I’m a fan of author Susan Soares. I’ve reviewed her previous YA books: the […]