"spellbinding. . .the first-person narrative is grounded beautifully in the small joys of daily life." -The Washington Post, Best Books
"Beautifully written and vividly told, this is an excellent choice for thoughtful readers and a vehicle for classroom discussion." -School Library Journal, starred review
"Touching on family relationships, grieving, growing up, first romance, and Norse mythology, this is an exciting fantasy with a heart-stopping ending by an author to watch." -Kirkus
"Though not a typical coming-of-age story, the author still manages to weave in the concerns every young girl faces in a touching and poignant way. This is a wonderful new fantasy story sure to please.
Recommended" -School Library Connection
". . .joining this with Thomas’ The Secrets of Selkie Bay and Selfors’ To Catch a Mermaid would make a nice trio of marine magic." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.