Friday, July 20, 2012

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Released: July 21, 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Amount: 260, US Paperback
POV: 1st Person (Lexi)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=84/100 B

Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. The water calls to her, draws her in, forces her to sing her deadly song to unsuspecting victims. If she succumbs, she kills. If she doesn't, the pain is unbearable. To keep herself and those she cares about safe, she shuts herself off, refusing to make friends or fall in love-again. Because the last time she fell in love with a boy, he ended up dead.
Then Lexi finds herself torn. Against her better judgement, she's opening up again, falling in love with someone new when she knows she shouldn't. But when she's offered the chance to finally live a normal life, she learns that the price she must pay to be free of her curse is giving him up.-

I like me some mermaid books :) Ever since Forgive My Fins, I have been on a mermaid kick, but I still have yet to find a mermaid book that was as enjoyable as the Fins series. Don't get me wrong, I liked this book very much in the beginning. It was an easy book to get into and was relaxing to read. The plot made a lot of sense and the characters and dialogue all served a critical purpose. I feel like the author could've been a little more creative when it came to the climax of the story. It was typical and nonsurprising, which kind of annoyed me. Other than that, I thought that this book did have some interesting features and characters.

The characters were okay. I loved Lexi, except for how she acted over Cole, when she should've just talked to him and told him the truth. Cole was great. He was an awesome character and a terrific boyfriend. I really wish he was real! Sienna was a great best friend. I liked her personality. I just didn't like her role in the ending, it just didn't really make sense. Erik was also alright for the majority of the book. When the ending came around, I was about to freak out. Note to authors: please do not drastically change the personality of your characters, it makes us readers want to pull our hair out.

In all honesty, I hated the ending with such a passion. Why? Because it made this great book into a cliche, bad movie. I don't know why Ms. Hubbard had to include such a stereotypical villain. It made this book into a joke, in my opinion. I did love this book for the most part. I loved how Cole and Lexi couldn't be together, so Lexi went on to find a way so that they could be together. That I liked. But then the ending completely turned me off.
My Favorite Part: Cole...oh how I love him.

Do I recommend this book? Yeah it's an easy, fast read.

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