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. (Goodreads)
This another library find, I wonted to read this book because it had mermaids in it. Can resist stories about mermaids. I've never heard of this book before or of this author for that matter, I was not sure what to expect.
I have to say that this was an easy and fast read. I did not hate this book but I did not love it either. I think that this could have been much better. There was something about this story that was missing; it needs more of everything. I found that the storyline was alright, but the dialog was lacking. Romantic relationship between Lena and the mermen was boring. One minutes they are looking at each other across the hall (or should I say sea floor) and next they are declaring love for each other. Lena's reactions to the situations that she finds herself in were very fake and not very realistic. Take for example Lena learning to surf, she has two lessons of surfing and she is already professional in her mind because someone told her that she was natural. She takes the matter in her own hands and goes surfing to a spot that is one of the most dangerous places to surf, by herself. How stupid was that. I really did not like Lena, I just could not connect with her character. She was very immature and annoying sometimes, but I could understand her emotional distress after she finds out about her mother.
Anyways, this book was just ok for me. I was hoping for something more but this book is not it. The writing was alright but I felt that this book was more so for the younger audiance, 12 or younger. I give this book 2/5 STARS - Happy Reading people.