Happy Release Day to The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan, our October Book of the Month! We have lots of love for both L.K. and this book and we’re so thrilled that Mermaid’s Mirror is finally in stores everywhere, so you guys can see what all the fuss is about.
Stephanie & myself will post our FULL reviews this week, but here’s a snippet of what we each had to say about The Mermaid’s Mirror.
It’s wonderful to dive into this new world (forgive the pun) and see it materialize.
And I gushed:
The Mermaid’s Mirror is not your traditional YA book. But Madigan magically weaves together elements of fantasy and coming-of-age to create something wholly unique.
See? We have much love. Here’s what the book itself is all about:
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 …
Now go out and buy it and read it and tell us YOUR thoughts in the comments below!