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Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. She is a siren - a deadly mermaid destined to lure men to their watery deaths. After a terrible tragedy, Lexi shut herself off from the world, vowing to protect the ones she loves. But she soon finds herself caught between a new boy at school who may have the power to melt her icy exterior, and a handsome water spirit who says he can break Lexi's curse if she gives up everything else. Lexi is faced with the hardest decision she's ever had to make: the life she's always longed for - or the love she can't live without?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1595144234
  • 9781595144232
  • 291,849

About Mandy Hubbard

Mandy Hubbard grew up on a dairy farm outside Seattle, where she refused to wear high heels until homecoming - and hated them so much she didn't wear another pair for five years. A cowgirl at heart, she likes riding horses and four-wheelers and singing horribly to the latest country tune. She is the author of the teen novels "Prada & Prejudice" and "You Wish."
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Review quote

"Hubbard weaves a tight spell with unexpectedly lyrical prose. The lush Oregon coast setting?nearly becomes a character in itself." - Booklist
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Rating details

5,540 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 29% (1,594)
4 30% (1,668)
3 27% (1,515)
2 9% (526)
1 4% (237)

Our customer reviews

I am not a major fan of Prada & Prejudice or you wish - they were cute and bubbly, but nothing great - and you may wonder why I continue to look out for the next Mandy Hubbard book. It is because of her blog, specifically her "road to publication" entries, and I appreciate her honesty and hard work - and it is truly inspirational to see where the wind will blow her because it seems to be everywhere! But back on topic... THE GOOD BITS {The story was deliciously darker than previous works!} I may not have been knocked over by her first 2 books, but RIPPLE finally gives me something that I can sink my teeth into! The main character felt more serious, more relatable, and more believable - well, as believable for a girl who has been cursed to swim every night or suffer the consequences the next morning. I could feel Lexi's turmoils - her desire to have a normal life, her longing to feel safe to love someone, her inability to resist the need to swim every day. {A depth-defying storyline.} Hook, line, and sinker - Mandy Hubbard delivers quite a story that blends past, present, and possible future in perfect, tantalizing proportions. It reminds me a little of some girls are or Twenty Boy Summer where the past bleeds into the present as the present tries to move into a survivable future. Beautifully crafted to take your breath away, Lexi's plight definitely will tug at your heartstrings as she tries to figure out which boy can save her. THE BAD BITS {Cole.} I wished, however, that we had known more about Cole and why he suddenly wanted to draw Lexi back into the high school crowd she has avoided since Steven's death. Especially considering he had been Steven's best friend with a history of going through girls like a box of chocolates. He was present, but I did not feel that he came alive enough for me to care about him - or have a secret crush on him as other fictional boys. THE OVERALL RIPPLE shows that Mandy Hubbard can definitely dish out the dark as expertly as she can the sparkle. I am more than excited to see what new direction this author will take us because it seems that her next ideas are always better, bolder, and on the cutting edge of creative!show more
by theEPICrat
Ripple is a beautifully crafted story with lots of surprises and an awesome paranormal aspect. Lexi's journey is very emotional, and I really cared about her and was rooting for her. Even when she made decisions that others viewed as bad, I could totally understand where she was coming from, especially since I was in on her secret. I totally wonder how I would handle her situation, having to swim, and trying to protect all the people in my life. Cole is hot, and sweet, though I guess the only thing I don't understand is: why all of the sudden after two years does he finally speak to her and act like the man that he is? But I don't mind it's a very sweet relationship, and I love how it happens. Some of the stuff in here really broke my heart, and that speaks wonderfully for the writing. When Erik comes in the picture, something just never sat right with me. I kept wanting to cheer for him because of what it would mean for Lexi's life, but yeah... I can't really say a whole lot about that, except for he's written wonderfully and I never quite know what to feel. The paranormal part with the sirens and the nixes were well thought out and believable in this world. The constricts and the pluses were somewhat balanced more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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