Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Another theme! And this time it was on purpose and everything, not just a lucky accident.

The Mermaid's Mirror by L. K. Madigan - To be released October 4th, 2010

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…

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read it: Mermaids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like... nope, just MERMAIDS!!!

And my second pick is:

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau - To be released December 1st, 2010

First zit. First crush. First ... mermaid’s tail?

Jade feels like enough of a freak-of-nature when she gets her first period at almost fifteen. She doesn’t need to have it happen at the mall while trying on that XL tankini she never wanted to buy in the first place. And she really doesn’t need to run into Luke Martin in the Feminine Hygiene Products aisle while her dad Googles ‘menstruation’ on his Blackberry.

But ‘freak-of-nature’ takes on a whole new meaning when raging hormones and bath salts bring on another metamorphosis — complete with scales and a tail. And when Jade learns she’s inherited her mermaid tendencies from her late mother’s side of the family, it raises the question; if Mom was once a mermaid, did she really drown that day last summer?

Jade is determined to find out. Though, how does a plus-sized, aqua-phobic mer-girl go about doing that, exactly... especially when Luke from aisle six seems to be the only person who might be able to help?

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read it: Still MERMAIDS!!! But also mystery, cute boy, and a plus-sized character!! Plus I kinda think it's neat that these two books are so different even though they have the same sort of theme, you know?

Okay, so, I think that's everything. Comments?
Peace and cookies


  1. I love mermaid books! I've been interested in merfolk since I was a wee lass, and I've never outgrown it :)

  2. Amber Skye: I think I've only read a couple... The Tale of Emily Windsnap, MaryJanice Davidson's Fred books which I absolutely love, and one by Jane Yolen... The Mermaid's Three Series


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