Book 1 of Marina's Tales
Between the Land and the Sea, The Moon and the Tide, The Fate of the Muse, The Turning Tides
"Abby's tofu was the kind of tofu that gave tofu a bad name."
Marina has spent her whole life following her scientist father around the globe, but now, at age 16, she has to stay behind. It's bad enough to move to a new town, a new school and be left to live with her aunt for a whole year, does she really have to deal with real live mermaids too? Of course, being around the ever-attractive Ethan does make things better, especially since he seems to be interested in her as well. But things keep getting stranger as she feels drawn to the water and the strange mermaid. Perhaps she can find answers here than she never got out of her father.
My Opinion: This was a fantastic book. From start to finish it was filled with colorful characters and exciting twists and turns. Marina is a fantastic character who really appeals with her independent attitude and unspoiled point of view. Ethan is the perfect teenage heart-throb -- down to the surf boy tan and generous heart. I loved how they grew closer in their relationship (I kept rooting for their first kiss long before it happened). The idea of mermaids was actually very realistic and had a great supernatural vibe throughout the storyline. Great read and I can't wait to read the next one.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and opinion are 100% my own.