Archive for the ‘urban fantasy’ Tag

The Mermaid’s Mirror

Lena wakes up barefoot on the beach in the middle of the night just staring out at the ocean. She begins to feel like she’s lost something and is constantly trying to find it. She sees things in the water, not a seal, it looks human.  Is she going crazy? Is she seeing mermaids? These incidences lead up to an act of rebellion, learning to surf without her father’s approval, and set in motion a search for Lena’s mother that takes her into a whole other world.

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan, the Morris Award winning author of Flash Burnout, is an enticing story of Lena’s underwater discovery.

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The Curse Workers: White Cat by Holly Black

Cassel is the only non-worker in a family of well known curse workers. With the simple touch of a bare hand his mother can alter people’s emotions and his brothers can bring good luck or broken bones. Things start to change for Cassel when he wakes up in the middle on the night on the roof of his dorm, apparently ready to jump off. Not the suicidal type, he suspects someone has cursed him. And when a white cat and strange dreams invade his life, Cassel must find out quickly what’s going on before something terrible happens to him.

Holly Black has created a wonderful, yet terrifying, world where everyone wears gloves to protect themselves from curses. White Cat is fast paced, exciting, and unusual; I can’t wait to read the next book in this amazing series!