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Sea Change Paperback – June 1, 2010
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Sea Change is a beautifully crafted mystical romance. My interest in this novel was piqued before I so much as read the summary because the cover art for Sea Change is some of the most beautiful and alluring I've ever seen. I'd classify this novel as mythological rather than paranormal, but there's no denying that the story, if not the characters, is magical. Friedman has a way of creating such a believable and likable heroine in Miranda; her affinity for logic, feelings of being the odd one out, and determination not to show her weaknesses make her particularly easy for me to relate to. There is a thick sense of mystery that pervades this story, especially surrounding Leo, which fueled my interest in this story further. The reader, along with Miranda, is kept guessing until the very end, and all the twists and hidden secrets maintain a high level of suspense and excitement.Read more ›
I loved Miranda, me and her, we'd get along. It was tough watching her struggle to fit in with the other girls on the island, the southern belles. But it was nice seeing her find a little group to hang out with. I really liked that she wasn't dropped into the story and she had this nice backstory of a boy that had once been more than a friend and a best friend that was no longer even a friend. It made Miranda seem more realistic.
Like others have said it would have been nice to just have a touch more about the mermaid/merman lore of the island, it was hinted at repeatedly but nothing ever was for sure. I wanted that for sureness. But I found Miranda and Leo's summer love really fun and interesting. I do wonder if their story will continue?
I also loved Miranda's family history, her parents story, her grandmother's story, that definitely helped take the story to another level. It helped create this beautiful world for the characters to exist in. This is definitely a wonderful summer story!
Miranda is spending the summer on Selkie Island, a small island off the Georgia Coast. She is helping her mom pack up the house her grandmother left to her mother when she died. You ask anyone who lives around there about Selkie Island and they can tell you all sorts of interesting local legends and lore.
The most interesting one is about the Merfolk. According to the legend, Captain McCloud fell in love with a mermaid, married her, and they lived on an island he named Selkie, which is the Scottish word for a creature than can turn from a seal into a human. They had several children, who took after their mother and were Merfolk - human on land and fish-like in the sea. Many of their descendants are still living on the Island today.
But Miranda is a girl of science who needs proof and knowledge to proceed forward. Did I mention she is headstrong and stubborn, as well? She is not one of the those girls that swoons at the sight of a gorgeous guy. But then she meets Leo......
There is something about Leo. He is not like the people that flock to the Island over the summer. Leo is a local - he lives on the Island year-round. Miranda is instantly drawn to him, but remember, she is a girl of science, and this so goes against her logical nature.Read more ›
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Awesome book, I don't want a sequel it's perfect the way it is.Published 16 months ago by SnappleApple
This isn't exactly what I expected when I started reading it, but the plot is sound, the characters are decent, and the author manages to capture the right mood - one of mystery... Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by L. Whitney
My reviews are going to be short and sweet today. Sea Change by Aimee Friedman was more selkie-themed than mermaid-themed, but same diff, right? Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by L.K.Hill
New Yorker Miranda Merchant loves science. When she is brought to Selkie Island, a mystical island off the Georgia shore, she instantly dismisses the legends of merfolk and kraken. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Krista
Sea Change was the perfect book for me to kick start my summer with. After all, how much more summer fun can you get then a book with mermaids?! (Er, mermen. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Nicole
For me, Sea Change was an okay-ish novel. It's a sweet, quick summer read, but it's not a book that I would consider amazing. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Kaitlyn (The Bookworm)
As the author of Summer Snow Winter Sun (Summer Snow Series) I was intrigued to read something in the same genre. I loved this book!!! Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by FourLeaf
Mermaid lore is revisited in "Sea Change", except this time with a little twist. Instead of the mermaid seeking her prince we're given a "normal" human girl falling for a fish. Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by Jennifer Silverwood
I got this book from Aimee at her signing at BEA last year mainly because Steph from Reviewer X dragged me into her signing line to get it. Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by Donna C