doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost
entirely a creature of the sea -- a mermaid -- a term too pretty for the
soulless creature she knows she's becoming. Yet Lo clings to shreds of her
former self, fighting to remember her past, while the other mermaids embrace
their dark immortality.
Reynolds is the youngest of three sisters, and the one with the least valuable
power. Anne can see the future and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can
do is see the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets
a local boy named Samson falls off a pier and into the water, Celia and Lo work
together to rescue him from the waves. The two quickly form a friendship,
bonded by their roles as outcasts among sisters. Soon, however, Celia and
Lo find themselves competing for Samson's affection. Celia simply wants his
compassion. But Lo wants more than that. According to mermaid lore, there's
only one way for Lo to earn her soul and humanity back -- convince a mortal to
love her, and steal his, by kissing him and holding him under the water.
"Fresh, modern, and creepy...Pearce's innovative twists and brisk pacing make for a quick and deliciously suspenseful read that will appeal to those who enjoy their paranormal romance with a side of murder."
"Pearce writes some stunningly poignant dialogue for adolescent girls, and here she offers up her most complicated portrayal yet, giving readers two protagonists who are a blend of selfish, giving, and vulnerable and to whom teen readers will readily relate."
Jackson Pearce graduated from the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor's degree in English, with a minor in philosophy. She's always been a writer, but she's had other jobs along the way, such as obituaries writer, biker-bar waitress, and receptionist. She once auditioned for the circus but didn't make it. Jackson is the author of Fathomless, Purity, Sweetly, Sisters Red, and As You Wish. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a spacey dog and a slightly cross-eyed cat. Her website is www.jacksonpearce.com.