Book Type: Novel
Author: Mollie Hunter
About a hundred years ago, they say, a mermaid ruled the cold sea that
washed around northern lands. She was beautiful and dangerous, and the
fishermen of those parts were careful to speak well of her. All but Eric
Anderson, who scorned her very existence - until the day the mermaid
smashed his fishing boat against the rocks, nearly killing him and his
Eric bid his family good-bye, for after that, no one would sail
with him. His grandchildren, Jon and Anna, never stopped missing him;
so from the moment they saw the mermaid for themselves, they knew it was
up to them to tame her and bring their grandfather home again...
I honestly have to say, I was quite disappointed with this book, especially since the cover was very enticing and the overall description of the book seemed like it was going to be a beautiful story. However, although the mermaids magic haunts the family, she isn't really involved until towards the end of the book. The beginning through the middle dragged on and bored me a bit. I feel like half the book was about Anna and John obsessing over their grandfather's presents , and the mermaid really was not the center focal point of this book, but rather themes such as family, friendship and love. I feel the best part of the book was the ending only because that is when it started to pick up. Overall I give this book (**-***) between 2-3 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie