It’s official: Mermaids are the next big thing, and Wake is the next great book, filled with mysteries, realistic characters and lots of action. Things do slow down a bit in the middle, but pick up soon enough. A worthwhile read.
Beautiful new girl Gemma can’t live without swimming. She loves being alone with the sea and feels like she belongs to it. One night the popular girls invite her to a beach party, and Gemma has the time of her life. But, the next day, things get weird. Something is off. As Gemma sifts through the mysteries of her past and present, she must make a decision about her future. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Aug., 320 pp., $17.99, HC, ISBN: 9781250008121, 12 & Up)