Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mini Review - Real Mermaids series by Helene Boudreau

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings (Real Mermaids #1) 
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…

Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath (#2)
Jade begins her summer confused. Yes, there's that whole "will this be a leg-day or a tail-day" kind of confusion, but Jade's got even bigger problems: it's been three weeks since Mom returned to the ocean with no news of her whereabouts. Plus, it's been twenty-one days since Jade first kissed her mer-boy Luke and now-nothing.
Will Mom find the enchanted tidal pool that will allow her to become human? And why is Luke acting so weird?
The SEAquel to Helene Boudreau's critically acclaimed Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings is as energetic and fresh as a salty sea breeze.

 Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels (#3)
The only thing that terrifies Jade more than the ocean is dancing at the Fall Formal. Because Jade has two left feet—er, flippers. Who knew being a high school freshman is even more awkward than being a plus-size aqua-phobic mer-girl? At least her only drama is of the human variety...
Or not.
The Mermish Council has just declared that all land-dwelling mers but return to the ocean. Pronto. But there's no way Jade is going to let her mom, or Luke, her...boyfriend? mer-guy-friend?, disappear into the deep, dark ocean. Again. After all, a girl's got to have a date to her first dance.
If Jade can stop mer-mageddon, finding a plus-size dress that doesn't look like a shower curtain should be a piece of cake.

Mini Review
 What a cute series! Do I believe in mermaids? Not really. Would I like to? Sure! 
I won these three books recently from In the Hammock and started leafing through the first book the day they arrived. Although I have plenty to read already I couldn't put it down. It was just the right book at just the right time. A cute, quirky, light, easy read. When I finished the first book I immediately read the next two in the series.  The characters are likeable and their little town is interesting and has plenty of action. I would have loved this series as a kid and I'm happy to say I still enjoy it now. I look forward to reading the next book (and more from this author!) coming out later this year.

 Real Mermaids Don't Sell Sea Shells (#4) 
 Release date: fall 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabborwocky
Type: Middle Grade/ Young Adult



  1. Everyone seems to love these books! They're on my wish list.

  2. My daughter and I LOVED this series. We can't wait for the fourth book to be released.


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