Monday, April 11, 2011
Book Review: The Mermaid's Mirror
TITLE: The Mermaid's Mirror
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: mermaids, drama
PREMISE: Lena has always been drawn to the ocean and to the idea of surfing but her strict father won't let her. When she disobeys him she discovers it's not just overprotectiveness that makes him keep her from the ocean...
MY REVIEW: This book reminded me of two really old Disney Channel movies: Riptide Girls and The Thirteenth Year. Riptide Girls because of the whole father won't let daughter surf due to family secret thing and The Thirteenth year because of person discovering their real mother is a mermaid. Thankfully this is much better then those two very silly movies (seriously if you can find them, watch them...good times, especially The Thirteenth Year which was one of the first Disney Original movies ever). Still, though it's not...that great either.
Honestly the whole thing was rather predictable. I did enjoy Lena I will say. Especially when she hung out with her friends but honestly there isn't much to say about this book. It's sweet. That's about it. There's no great romance (I actually hated how she completely falls for Nix and then dumps Kai even though she probably had more in common with him then with a merman who she had maybe a handful of conversations with and honestly can't even BE with), there's no groundbreaking plot ideas or writing. This book is just sort of there.
If you're in the mood for a cute mermaid story then this book is for you. But if you want a little more substance and originality...you're probably better off looking elsewhere. Actually, I think I'm going to try and give mermaid books a shot now that I'm done with angel books. So expect more in the future.
WHO SHOULD READ: Mermaid book fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five fish tails