February 25, 2013

Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau

Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath
Title: Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath
Author: Helene Boudreau
Series: Real Mermaids, #2
Source: Bought
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
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Jade begins her summer confused. Yes, there's that whole "will this be a leg-day or a tail-day" kind of confusion, but Jade's got even bigger problems: it's been three weeks since Mom returned to the ocean with no news of her whereabouts. Plus, it's been twenty-one days since Jade first kissed her mer-boy Luke and now-nothing.

Will Mom find the enchanted tidal pool that will allow her to become human? And why is Luke acting so weird?

The SEAquel to Helene Boudreau's critically acclaimed Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings is as energetic and fresh as a salty sea breeze.
Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath picked up right where Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings (what a mouthful of a name!) left off, which gave me a little bit of time to get back into the story, but it didn't really give me any time to get reacquainted with the characters. On the other hand, I don't have any confusion about what happened between books, (hint: nothing) because of the no-gaps-between-story-lines thing.

Jade was still an awesome and true to life kind of character, but I really feel like she grew in this one, maybe matured? I really liked reading through her point of view, because her sense of humor is absolutely to die for and her inner monologue is absolutely awesome. It's like reading a commentary to a real life event, which was cool.

I think that my only real problem with Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath is that it's just a tad bit too action-packed. Don't get me wrong, I love action! But honestly, so many different things were happening in the plot at one time, and so many things that really shouldn't have happened kept happening...and AHH! I'd just better leave it at that. BUT the adding and adding to the plot was absolutely ridiculous! o_O

All in all, Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath is a light and fluffy read that I would definitely recommend for younger teens, but I'm not so sure that every one will like it, considering my reaction to the plot. *sigh*


  1. Jade sounds like a great character, I like them realistic and awesome.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. She's such a spunky sweetheart, LOL! I love her, she's a great pre-teen character! (:

  2. I always see these around but I never really gave them much thought except to think about the ironic titles. Too action packed? I think that is a good problem to have LOL. Sounds like a fun series, though! Great review!

    1. Haha, the titles are totally ironic! Yes. I didn't think that was possible either, but this is getting kind of ridiculous. Maybe I didn't phrase that right. ;) Thanks! (:

  3. Well I guess that's the part of the facts but how are they breathing long enough underwater lol .. by the way your review was awesome makes me think twice on getting this book.

    1. They're mermaids. (: I'm not sure that I want to turn people away from it, but thank you. :)