The Mermaid's Mirror
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... show more
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 …
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
I found this book...unconvincing. I think the dialogue was mostly stilted, the relationships between the characters were pretty shallow, and I didn't see much in the way of character nuance or development in Lena, our protagonist. I was expecting a YA book when I picked it up, and Lena is definite...
I read The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan as part of the Mermaid Summer Reading Challenge, since who doesn’t want to read more mermaid books, right?? :D I actually managed to read it in one day because I was flying 4+ hours with added layover time. If I wasn’t stuck on a plane, I might not have ma...
It got better in the second half.. But for the most part I had a hard time continuing to read. It was slow and I just wanted them to get underwater already!
Not a bad start of a story but what happened to the finish?I wonder of there will be a second installment?
Oh, I really wanted to like this one, but in the end, I couldn’t quite manage it. I think the main problem was that the balance was off. We needed to spend more time in the underwater world and really understand the relationships there. As it was, I was completely blindsided by the conclusion of the...