IN OVER HER HEAD
American Title III contestant Fennell takes readers on a delightful underwater adventure in her debut. A cross between Splash and The Little Mermaid, this tale is full of good-natured humor and fun. While more time could have been spent developing the characters and their submerged world, this is a strong first effort by a promising new talent.
Reel Tritone, the prodigal son of the ruler of the Mer people, comes to her rescue and introduces her to life under the sea. The two set off on a quest to protect a valuable treasure and battle a few sea monsters along the way. (SOURCEBOOKS, Jun., 343 pp., $6.99)