Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Book Wars (22)

Midnight Pearls took the sea last week. This week, more fins. FIGHT!


Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart: a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her six sisters to search for love on land. Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in the burning August sun, a rescue is begun. On the edge of growing up, during a summer that is the hottest on record, Hailey and Claire are discovering that life can take an unpredictable course, friendship is forever, and magic can be found in the most unexpected places. (from bn.com)

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In Venice, magic is not unusual. Merle is apprenticed to a magic mirror maker, and Serafin — a boy who was once a master thief — works for a weaver of magic cloth. Merle and Serafin are used to the mermaids who live in the canals of the city — beautiful creatures with hideous mouths that split their faces from ear to ear — and to the guards who patrol the streets on living stone lions. Merle herself possesses something magical: a mirror whose surface is water. She can reach her whole arm into it and never get wet.

But Venice is under siege by the Egyptian Empire; its terrifying mummy warriors and flying sunbarks are waiting to strike. All that protects the Venetians is the Flowing Queen. Nobody knows who or what she is — only that her power flows through the canals and keeps the Egyptians at bay.

When Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen, they are catapulted into desperate danger. They must do everything they can to rescue the Queen and save the city — even if it means getting help from the Ancient Traitor himself. (from bn.com)

6 comments:

girlsinthestacks.com said...

Venice over fins!

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Aquamarine has my vote!

barbrafl said...

Even though I don't like the cover, it's gonna be WATER MIRROR for me since I found AQUAMARINE to be very cliche and overall not a good read.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

Venice over fins!

fredamans said...

The Water Mirror!

Lauren said...

I've only seen the movie of Aquamarine (mostly by accident), but I'm intrigued by The Water Mirror. It looks a little out of the ordinary, which is promising.

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