Book Giveaway: Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells by Hélène Boudreau


REal MermaidsReal Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells
Teenage girls have to deal with a lot of tough firsts. First zit. First crush. First… mermaid’s tail?
In the fourth installment of Hélène Boudreau’s breezy, fun and “unputdownable” Real Mermaidsseries, our favorite mer-girl Jade can’t think of a better way to celebrate peace in the underwater mer-world than with a tropical vacation in the Bahamas with her family and BFF.
Soon, Jade is enjoying the tropical sunshine, all-you-can-eat buffet, and island day trips. But when Jade gets lost in the island’s famous waterfront Straw Market, something doesn’t feel quite right. A body splashes into the water as a cruise ship enters the harbor and a teen boy selling conches from his boat behind the market knows more than he’s willing to admit.

With no body, no leads, and no other witnesses, though, the local police don’t seem too concerned. Maybe Jade’s imagination has been acting up on her, just like Cori said, considering everything she’s been through in the past few months.

But with Mom and Dad off on a honeymoon excursion it wouldn’t hurt to check things out, would it? Little do Jade and Cori realize, they are about to uncover more secrets about the splashing body, dangerous cruise ship cargo, and more questions than answers lurking in the nearby Caribbean waters.

Praise for the series:
Absolutely fresh and sweet, a quirky coming of age story complete with first periods and bumbling dads…an unputdownable adventure, part Judy Blume, part Hans Christian Anderson, and 100% delightful, this fun, fresh tale (tail?) will have girls begging for a sequel…” – The YA-5
“[T]he author keeps suspense high and her prose moving while tapping straight into young teens’ angst about friends, enemies and boys.” –Kirkus
Author Hélène Boudreau
Hélène Boudreau never spotted a real mermaid while growing up on an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, but she believes mermaids are just as plausible as giant squids, flying fish, or electric eels. She now writes fiction and nonfiction for kids from her land-locked home in Ontario, Canada. Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings was a 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kit Member Choice award finalist.


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Giveaway Details

1 copy of Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells

Open to US only

Ends 2/23/14

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  1. Mermaids are always an enticing teen topic. This sounds great with a clever mystery involved.

  2. A mermaid mystery, definitely sounds intriguing and different than anything I’ve read before.

  3. This book looks soooooo cute!!!!
    I have only read a couple other mermaid books and they were both cute. I will add this to my wish list (just in case I don’t win).
    PS – also love the cover!

  4. A wonderful post which lifted my spirits today.captivating and lovely.

  5. A friend let me share her going away card for a co-worker, because I forgot to buy one! I think the mermaid book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Heather Currie says:

    The weather here is -12 (10F) but it feels like -20 (-4F) in Barrie, ON. Now, this book sounds cute and I haven’t read a book about a mermaid yet so I’d love this to be a first! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. You said anything? Well I am now thinking 40 degrees is warm after being in below zero temps for the last week. lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. carolsavoy1963 says:

    I just read Sia by Josh Grayson. Excellent teen read!

  9. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I would be really tired of all this snow … if there wasn’t so many good books to read. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  10. Gaby Metivier says:

    I’d love to be a mermaid so I could be in the middle of the ocean right now. Man, it’s hot here in Argentina! I hate summer!!! U_U

  11. I just went out for a wonderful lunch of Greek food.

  12. I’ve been wanting to read this series for awhile. I’m crossing my fingers!!!

  13. I recently read the book Making Faces. Its a great book.

  14. Linda Trinklein says:

    Random! Hmm.. Had fish tacos with the family tonigh! Yummy!

  15. Rose Milligan says:

    The last book I finished reading was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  16. I love this series. I have read them all except this one. SO looking forward to it. 🙂

    – Beckie

  17. I love mermaids, so any book I see I want on my shelf. I went over to her Goodreads page and added the series to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

  18. Angela (Romance With A Book) says:

    I usually love cold weather, but 30 degrees is too cold for me! I want at least 60 degrees, and I want it now! 🙂

  19. Thanks for the giveaway. I just finished Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan – LOVED it!

  20. laurie nykaza says:

    thanks great giveaway hubby bought banana cream pie tonight for all of us so it was a fun night

  21. The weather her is cold and snowy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. I’ve missed Fred, so maybe I have found more mermaid goodness…

  23. I’ve been reading the *Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne* manga series by Arina Tanemura.

  24. Anita Yancey says:

    We are about to have another winter storm in the metro Atlanta area. Keep your fingers crossed for us because of what happened the last time. I just finished reading Tempted by Megan Hart.

  25. Ounces like a cute book! Love the cover and title. We r without power so a bit of reading time is available 🙂 thanks for the chance to win