Title: The Mermaid’s Mirror
Author: L.K. Madigan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pub. Date: 10/4/10
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 …
I’ve heard great things about L.K. Madigan’s first novel, FLASH BURNOUT, which leads me to believe that this story is going to be well written, but its really the cover art that has me interested. Plus mermaids. Who needs more than that?