Many are drawn to Selkie Island.
Few know why.
When Miranda Merchant escapes her lonely, hot summer in New York City, little does she know what awaits her. She steps off the ferry on to an island rife with legend and lore.
She isn’t expecting to feel a connection to this unusual place. And when she meets Leo, a mysterious local boy, she finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship, reality . . . and love.
But is Leo hiding something she never could have imagined?
When the grandmother she has never before met dies, Miranda Merchant heads off to help her mother sort out the house she inherited in the mysterious Selkie Island. The Island has lots of strange little legends that are both weird and intriguing. Miranda soon finds herself connected to not only the island but an interesting guy that she just happens upon on the beach. She soon finds out that there is more to Selkie Island than meets the eye, Miranda will end up questioning everything she thought she had already figured out about herself and life.
Ocean of Secrets is a fantastic tale of a girl meets boy but there is more to it than that, Miranda will discover some secrets surrounding her late grandmother, the island and the boy she is falling for. Also it is about a mother and a daughter learning about each other and the changes they are both going through in their lives. The ending works out brilliantly even though I was a little sad. I really do hope this is not the last we are going to hear from Miranda and Selkie Island!
*Special thanks to Scholastic for the review copy*