I love this book, but it feels like a one-time book. I read it, loved it, then had that feeling where I knew I would never read it again and the poor thing would sit on my shelf, untouched, and gather dust. I loved the imagery and mental pictures, but the story kind of lost me. I love mermaids, so it was lovely to read a story about them, and I loved the mystery and the slight insanity. It was a very good book, I just don't think I'll read it again. The writing style was cool--it started out fast, then slowed down, then sped up at the end, kind of like a wave, although it took some getting used to.