Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fantastic Fairytales

Published: September 12th, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Summary: Goodreads

Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.

OK, I have to confess I haven't read this one yet, but I'm thinking that if it's anywhere near as good as Sweetly and Sisters Red, it should be worth my while.  Any thoughts on this one.

Has anyone else noticed that there seems to be a bit of a hole in the fairytale market, or is it just me?


1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking mermaids is a huge sub-trend in YA that has flown under the radar!! So many mermaid books floating around.

    I know. Terrible pun. I apologize.