Happy Book Birthday to RIPPLE by Mandy Hubbard!!

For two weeks, come celebrate mermaids, whether it’s winter or summer where you live. Splash into Summer runs from June 28th to July 12th. There will be author interviews, guest posts, giveaways, reviews, and more! Now is the time to celebrate mermaids, especially with so many new novels about them coming out.

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,
You smell like sea salt,
And you look like a fish!

*coughs* AHEM!

So, Happy Book Birthday to RIPPLE by Mandy Hubbard! I really, REALLY wanted to review this one for Splash into Summer (and it’s one reason we extended until TODAY). Alas, I couldn’t get my hands on a copy until, um, today, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to read it AND review it after getting done work at 8 pm. So I decided against bringing a copy home with me (especially since I KNOW I’m receiving a copy of my own next week for my birthday. I can be patient, REALLY!!)—even though I wanted to!!

The summary from GoodReads:

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?

From Goodreads