"Just like summer break in a strange new place, the story begins slowly, but its pace is strangely ... right. And just like all summers, it ends on an entirely too abrupt note that pretty much promises I'll be downloading that sequel as soon as it is available. In the meantime, however, it sucked me in and held me in its sweet and beachy grasp.
Complete with wealthy, preoccupied parental figures, a boy from the wrong side of the beach, and a mysteriously helpful -- but possibly insane -- mentor figure, this novel seems to give a shout-out to some of the heroines from 1980s John Hughes-type movies through Cora's angst-ridden life of privilege, but with the added intrigue of Irish sea lore that may just be true. Learning to Swim
is a darkly romantic beginning to what promises to be an unusual contemporary YA fantasy series."
--Serena Chase, USA Today
About the Author
Annie Cosby is a short, dog-obsessed, ketchup-loving romantic who splits her days--and her wardrobe--between her hometown St. Louis, Mo., and her adopted love, Galway, Ireland.
Her first book was the first in the USA Today-recommended Hearts Out of Water series followed by the novella series The Hummingbird Saga.