The Mermaid's Mirror by L. K. Madigan

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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 …



About L. K. Madigan

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L. K. Madigan lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, son, two big black dogs, hundreds of books, and a couple of vintage cars.
Published October 4, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 322 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Lena will find out more than she could have known about herself and the mermaid when she finds a magic mirror, hidden by her dad, that shows Lena scenes so compelling that she can’t resist running to the sea.

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I did like the conflict Lena had regarding what happened to her biological mother and how her father and stepmother kept the truth from her.

Nov 15 2010 | Read Full Review of The Mermaid's Mirror


I have read several books aimed at the young adult market all with great hopes to be the next Twilight franchise.

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Fifteen-year old Lena loves the sea.

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Lena grew up by the water, preferring to spend more of her time by the beach than anywhere else, dreaming about joining the surfers on the ocean.

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