Secrets of Carrick

ebook Merrow

By Ananda Braxton-Smith

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Life doesn't just grow you up and leave you there, it keeps beating you into different shapes, like the cliffs.The people of Carrick have been whispering behind Neen's back for most of her life; ever since her father drowned and her mother disappeared. The townspeople say her mother was a merrow who has returned to her real home in the ocean. But if the villagers are right, then what does this make Neen? This pitiless summer, all the talk will end in trouble. All Neen wants is the truth.Merrow is the first book set in the Secrets of Carrick universe and plunges young adult fiction readers into the magical world of mermaids and Celtic mythology. Australian author Ananda Braxton-Smith weaves a multi-layered tale of sea-nymphs and self-discovery in this literary fantasy. Teen girls will love this novel and devour the others in the series, Tantony and Ghostheart.Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of the 2010 Aurealis Awards and a 2011 Notable book at the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards."Exquisite. A beautiful, lush, haunting story – one that stays with the reader long after the last word is read." Magpies"Ananda Braxton-Smith's tales propel readers into worlds with a vivacity and rawness, illuminating horror and beauty." Magpies"Lush, rich and achingly beautiful." The Courier Mail"The world of Carrick is stark and beautiful, cruel and magical, encircled by the unforgiving sea. From the opening sentence, I entered the cave of this story willingly, bewitched by the eerie poetry of Ananda's words, and stepped out encrusted in salt, gritty with sand, and haunted." Carole Wilkinson

Secrets of Carrick