So school has started, and unfortunately Ive been busy with work and projects :/
right now Im working on a new book review that is very important for me to share with you,
but for now, Im working on an awesome mermaid tumblr !
Take a look!
-Sirenita The Selkie
Monday, February 4, 2013
Book Type: Novels, Series
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Pages: A little over 200 for each
Summary of first book(amazon.com):
Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you're a normal teenage girl, but when you're half human, half mermaid, like Lily, there's no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out, since she's not just any mermaid—she's a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type—the instant they "bond," it's for life.
When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.
Readers! I cannot stress how brilliant this series is! Personally I do not prefer to read series, but I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book after I finished the first. Tera Lynn Child's really mastered the difficult art of writing, especially about mermaids in this three part series. It was beautifully written with descriptions that you could really dive into and live in. Also, it was very quirky and funny as well! In some way, I could relate to Lily, who has to learn to juggle the many various aspects of life that continue to build as we get older, which includes how to juggle family time, boyfriend time and work time (in Lily's case, Princess time). I must also mention that this series has taken off at a phenomenal rate. People are making collages and descriptions of what Lily and Quince look like, and I really hope this could be an awesome movie some day. I also found a very cute trailer that someone made as well: *CONTAINS A BIT OF SPOILER *
I cant really discuss the series in depth because I dont want to ruin anything! However, I really recommend this series, readers. It is a very modern and fresh series that has taken off and is becoming wildly popular. I cant wait to buy the whole series to add it to my collection :) I give this series (*****) 5 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie
Book Type: Children's Book
Author: Charles Santore
The Little Mermaid's universal longing for freedom, independence, and love is made real by Santore's sensitive presentation. School Library Journal said, "The opulent full-page watercolors are a perfect complement to this stylish and authentic interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale."
As the readers of my blog know, I will review any, and I mean any, Little Mermaid book I can get my hands on! I must say, next to Rachel Isadora's interpretation (also on the blog), this is my second favorite. What I love about this book is not only did the author keep the original text from the Hans Christian Anderson original, but the illustrations were absolutely breathtaking, and that definitely adds a bit of magic to any mermaid book. They were vibrantly colored, rich in detail and just simply breathtaking. Here are some pictures from the book:
Didn't I tell you? Amazing right? :)
As you can see, the images in this book really bring the mystery of mermaids to life. I really recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of mermaids or The Little Mermaid story. I give this book (*****) 5 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie