Friday, April 6, 2012

SEA CHANGE by Aimee Friedman

SEA CHANGE was released almost two years ago, so of course I've read it. But, here's what Amazon has to say about it: 

Bestselling author Aimee Friedman is back, with her signature combination of warmth and humor. And with this book, she adds a touch of fantasy. . .

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science. . .and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.

There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship. . .and reality.

This is the review I wrote after I finished reading it:

I love mermaids. Everything mermaid, so the book already had that going for it in my mind. The story begins strongly and then it seems to lull. All the while, you're waiting to find out if in fact he is a merman. And then you wait, and you wait, and then the book is over. Huh? 

I agree with other reviewers; if this is the beginning of a series I can understand why she doesn't divulge the ever important information as to what species Leo is. But, if it's a single book, I think too much time was spent on going back and forth between boys and not enough of their relationship. I wanted to know more about Leo. 

All in all though, it was a fun read. It was a quick read too! I would recommend it. I really enjoyed it. I also hope there is a #2!

Now, onto the sad news. From what I could find online, Aimee Friedman has changed her pen name and started writing a different series. There is no longer whispers that there will be a sequel to Sea Change. I wonder why. But, just because I'm not finding whispers of a sequel doesn't mean there wont be one. I'm still holding out hope. :)

Want o buy it? Go here.

What do you think? Does the story sound interesting? How about the cover?


  1. I've always loved mermaids as well! They've fascinated me from the beginning of my life up until now! When I hear of a merman, meh, I can't say I get excited about reading about that.

    Not sure why an author would change their pen name, however, Nora Roberts is also known as J.D. Robb to fulfill her other side of her creativity, so maybe that's the reason. :)

  2. I haven't read this yet. The cover is dreamy! I wonder if there will be a sequel. I like to know when I pick up a book if it is a standalone novel or not.