Author: Aimee Friedman
Published: 5th July 2012 by Scholastic UK
Source: Owned paperback
I was quite sceptical over this to start with due to the paranormal element, and was worried about how it would play out. However, once I got stuck in I was sucked into the world of Selkie Island and the blossoming love between Miranda and Leo. It made for a really enjoyable, light read and the mysterious paranormal side was introduced slowly and didn't overwhelm the whole plot. Although I could guess what was going on quite early on (I'm not sure if this was always the purpose of the author or not), it didn't deter my enjoyment and there were still parts that Aimee Friedman left unanswered and ambiguous for the reader to decide for themselves.
I really liked Miranda as a main female character and loved her scenes with Leo as they started to fall for each other. I also really liked the plot strand involving her mother and grandmother, and it added another level to the story. At the end of the book I was itching for more though, even just an epilogue. I know it was always the author's intentions to leave it slightly open-ended but I had so many questions! In an interview she does at the end of the book she explains why she chose to end the book that way but I would definitely read a sequal. She speaks about the possibilty of one in the interview, but I doubt that will happen now as it has been over 4 years since it was first published. Boo!
Overall though it was a great read and definitely works as a stand-alone novel, so don't be put off! If you're in the mood for an easy read with a helping of paranormal-lite romance, this could very well be for you!