Monday, 2 March 2015

How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid - Book Review

How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid (Slug Pie Story #2)
by Mick Bogerman

What is it about:
All Mick Bogerman wanted to do was teach his little brother how to swim in the coolest swimming pool in town. He didn’t ask to take care of a bunch of Sea-Monkeys while he was there. He certainly didn’t mean to morph one of them into a mermaid by feeding it genetically enhanced super food. No one is more surprised than Mick when the creature starts luring unsuspecting adults into the deep end of the pool. Adults who don’t resurface.

Join Mick as he battles a powerful adversary: a bloodthirsty mermaid who hypnotizes with a golden gaze, shatters glass with a piercing shriek, and reveals her true menacing self by the light of a full moon.

What did I think of it:
I loved the first book in this series, so I was very happy that the publisher also sent me the next two books for review.

And this book is just as much fun as the first!

Mick wants to teach his brother to swim, but soon they find themselves eye to eye with a mermaid. And this isn't a nice mermaid: it's a monstrous, hungry mermaid, looking for a snack. And she doesn't care if that snack is meant to be a snack or not! Humans seem to be part of her dietary needs.

Just as in the previous book there is lots of cool action, and gruesome moments. Mick and his brother Finley have to be quick on their feet, brave and resourceful to survive, and to get rid of the bloodthirsty mermaid.

This book is for children between the age of 8 and 12, so it never got too scary for me, but the gore was yet again plenty. I very much enjoyed reading this book, and if it had been Dutch, I would immediately get it as a present for my nephews, who most certainly would enjoy it as well.

I like how Mick has the help of his brother this time. They make a great team, and their interaction with each other, and with their friend PJ was fun to read.

The one trouble with a fun book like this, is that I finished it way too quickly. You can bet the books in this series will be reread when I'm in the mood for a fast, and adventure-packed read.

Why should you read it:
It's cool, action-packed, and has a bloodthirsty mermaid!

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

Hmmm it might be perfect for my genius nephew, he is learning Chinese and signlanguage, so English should not be a problem.