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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
"Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. She is a siren - a deadly mermaid destined to lure men to their watery deaths. After a terrible tragedy, Lexi shut herself off from the world, vowing to protect the ones she loves. But she soon finds herself caught between a new boy at school who may have the power to melt her icy exterior, and a handsome water spirit who says he can break Lexi's curse if she gives up everything else. Lexi is faced with the hardest decision she's ever had to make: the life she's always longed for - or the love she can't live without?"- summary from Amazon

I've loved Hubbard's previous books and was really excited to read this one. I was so glad when a review copy came into my possession. This is a really good book and it's got some interesting twists and turns. It did take me a little bit of time to get into the book, but once I got in, I wanted to know what was going to happen with everything.

The tone of this book is very different from Hubbard's previous books and it's a nice change of pace. Hubbard does a good job of fleshing out her characters and making them as realistic as possible. There's a bittersweet ending, which I liked because it felt more real, especially since this is a paranormal book. And while this is a paranormal book, I feel like there was more emphasis on the emotional issues between friends and potential love interests than on the siren aspect, which was refreshing.

Overall, a really good summer read and I can't believe this is my 3rd Siren book reviewed this month, lol (with another coming up next month). They're all so different though, which is nice.

FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. *hugs*
    I'm glad to hear all these things about Ripple, as I LURVED! You Wish.

    I'll definitely add it to my list!

  2. I really need to get my hands on a copy of this fast! Ripple sounds AMAZ-ING!! Thanks for your thoughts on it, now I can't wait to read it (: