Book Type: Novel
Author: Gilian Johnson
Thora - half-mermaid, half-human - sails to London with her mermaid mother, Cosmo the peacock, and her newest friend, Shirley the sea horse. P. Poutine - a mermaid Cruella de Vil. Pamela will steal anything she can - including Shirley, who's a rare and priceless green dragon sea horse. And when Pamela finds out that Thora has the legendary projectionist's ring, she'll stop at nothing to get her hands on it ...
*To read the first book in the Thora series, click HERE.
After reading the first Thora book, I was excited to learn that there are more adventures with the fun-loving half mermaid! Just like the first book in the Thora series, this one continued to make me laugh; Cosmo the peacock gets a rain bonnet since its always rainy in London, and Shirley the sea unicorn is a cunning little creature. She is defiant, curious and totally different and unique! She is also spunky and a bit of a brat, which also makes it funny. She reminds me of an angry buzzing bee when she gets mad. I also loved Louella, Thora's new human friend who has a fascination with the sea, and she is charming even though she is also a bit stuck up.
I also found it interesting that Johnson brings the black market into the book, and how it impacts the ocean, which is a valuable lesson for younger mer-children to learn. Johnson once again makes Thora a remarkably witty character that is clever, loves to help people, and is brilliant and eccentric. Definitely give this book a try if you loved the first Thora book! I give this book (****) 4 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie