Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Review: Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by @HeleneBoudreau

Real Mermaid Don’t Wear Toe Rings
Series:  Real Mermaids #1
Author: Helene Boudreau
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre:  YA, Supernatural, Romance
Release Date:  December 10th 2010
Pages:  206
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

I came across this series a while ago and when I read the synopsis I just had to get a hold of it.

First zit. First crush. First…mermaid’s tail?

If she hadn’t been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail?

Most. Embarassing. Moment. Ever.

Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But this revelation raises a serious question: if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

Jade is determined to find out. But how does a plus-sized, aqua-phobic, mer-girl go about doing that, exactly? And how will Jade ever be able to explain her secret to her best friend Cori, and her crush, Luke?

This summer is about to get a lot more interesting…

This book is exactly what you would expect. It’s a cute fun read that left me smiling and wondering about the rest of the series.I definitely didn’t see a lot of it coming. I sort of expected to have the whole novel be about Jade spending time on land and having to deal with what she is while dealing with the regular perils of adolescence. But, you’re introduced to the under water world; however, not too much. It leaves a lot to the imagination and i’m assume we are given limited knowledge about the underwater world because it will appear in the next few books, and that’s more than ok for me, it in no way affect the quality of this novel or story. In fact, it leaves me wanting to know more. This novel gives you background of Jade, her life, and her family. And, it deals with Jade getting answered and trying to adjust with what she has found out. The adventure in this novel is a great YA story for an easy fun read. Its not overly dramatic, nor is it lacking any humour, and it has the right about of drama that at one point I found surprising that bad guys seemed really “evil”, but then it can easily change your mind about that too. The real shock for me was the ending, which I was so busy thinking about other things I didn’t really see coming.

Jade—She’s awkward and has some serious curve balls thrown her way, but her morals and values never change. 

Luke—A nice guy that surprises you

Although it is a cute and fun story it didn’t blow my mind, but that doesn’t mean it was good, just that something was missing.

Overall the story was pretty good quality. It was a cute fun read that was easy to follow, and something I would recommend even to a younger viewer. It teaches some pretty good life lessons, while keeping you tied into the fantasy world that so many of us love.

If you like a good cute YA mermaid story then this could be a book for you! Recommend for readers 13+

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