Saturday, October 29, 2011

Forbidden Sea ~ by Sheila A. Nelson

When, one stormy night, a mermaid comes to take Adrianne Keynnman's sister, Cecily,down into the depths of the sea, Adrianne knows she must fight with every ounce of her strength to protect her little sister. On land, Adrianne toils away, trying to eke out a living for her mother, sister, and aunt, after a tragic accident stole her father. Now, life takes a strange and frightening turn as Adrienne's dreams are filled with the mermaid's singing.
When it becomes clear that it isn't Cecily the mermaid wants, Adrianne wonders how she can protect her family from their superstitious island community as the mermaid attempts to lure her into the sea, night and day.

This was a fun telling of a mermaid fairytale. I was surprised (but in a good way) with the writing style and language used. Nielson really used great dialogue and description, so that by the end of the book I felt like I knew each of the characters personally. This book holds a fantastic message; bullies don't win, people who treat you badly are hurting, self-blame never works and, most of all, your actions have an impact on others. I can't wait to read other books by Nielson!

Not only is Nielson a writer, but an artist!!! Check out her blog to see her art!

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