Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K Madigan

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along and have fun! Just do the following:
  •  Grab your current read and open to a random page
  • Share (preferably 2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 
I just started reading The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K Madigan this morning so I thought I'd share the first paragraph of the prologue with you, seen as the description is lovely:
'Lena woke up on the beach. She knew she should feel afraid- sleepwalking to the beach in the middle of the night could not be a sane thing t do- but the salt scent and the roar of the ocean calmed her. The moon shone down on the waves, making them glitter like thousands of tiny lights flickering just beneath the surface, rolling over and over.'

Currently, I'm on page 78, which is at the end of chapter 12 and I'm going to be taking it on holiday to Yorkshire with me tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the mermaid part of the book as it has just been introduced. So far, so good- I've been waiting forever to read this one!
I love the cover because of the glowing blue title against the backdrop of the story sea and the way that the girl's swept hair is swept back casually but gracefully. Also, the hazy magical glow around her and the pearl like drops of water over her hair are nice features.

Talking of me being on holiday, I'm going on a short break away with my family so I won't be back in the blogopsphere until Sunday. It's not long but I just thought I'd let you know anyway :)


  1. I'm looking forward to this one - I love mermaids. The teaser you chose is really beautiful!

  2. Is Yorkshire on the beach? That would make reading this one just about perfect.

    - Alice

  3. Great teaser!
    I have the authors first book Flash Burnout - if I like that I may give this one a try.

  4. The imagery is beautiful. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-the-devils-star.html

  5. Sounds like a wonderful book - I love the ocean. :)

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  6. Thank you for stopping by my teaser, I've visited everyone who left links!

    aLmYbNeNr- Me too! You might also like the Ingo series by Helen Dunmore then.

    @Alice I never thought of that before, but it is! Thanks for mentioning that :)

    @Sally I hope you enjoy Flash Burnout

    @Jennifer I agree, the description in this book is wonderful.

    @ Wendi- Me too, I wish I lived nearer to it. Ahh well, that's what books are for!

  7. I love mermaid stories! I need to add this one to my TBR list.

    Reading Lark's Teaser


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