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Everybody knows mermaid blood is like vampire crack …

Sixteen-year-old Waverly Fishwater believes that people who act suspicious are asking for her to spy on them. When she eavesdrops on one of her dad’s clandestine meetings, she learns that mermaids are being abducted. Fearing no one else will save them, Waverly swaps her tail for legs and heads to the site of the disappearances, but it doesn’t go as planned. After exposing mermaidkind to humanity, Waverly has to come to terms with leaving the home, friends, and school she loves. For her safety, she must go to a remote boarding school on the California coast.


Waverly discovers her new classmates are from a multitude of supernatural species, including werewolves, fairies, and minor Greek gods. But the bigger problem might be all the mermaid-blood loving vampires, and the fact that the most infuriating one has taken an interest in her already.
She must navigate this weird new world where her class schedule includes time-traveling history, fairy dance, interspecies biology, and sand-sculpting vain gods with rock-hard abs. The biggest letdown is that she still has to take algebra, even though polynomials are not her friends.
Just when she’s starting to fit in, she begins to unravel a dark plot that could destroy the bayside school and the oceans beyond. As she gets close to solving the mystery, the mernapper takes hold of her mind and hides the clues that will piece it together. Waverly is left with the knowledge of one thing: she’s next.
If Waverly is to expose the scheme and take out the mastermind, she’s going to have to rely on the most dubious kind of help-reckless gods, single-minded werewolves, and virtuous fairies. To avoid a supernatural catastrophe, Waverly must rally this eccentric band of heroes, learning to rely on the help of others in order to stay afloat.

Just before her junior year, mermaid Waverly Fishwater learns she’s moving up the coast to Northern California. Her father will be the new math teacher at a cross-cultural,  experimental high school—on land. The same school that Waverly will attend. But that’s the least of her troubles. Saltwater Academy has vampires, and mermaid blood is their favorite snack.

Away from all she knows and loves, Waverly is kept safe in this weird new world by an unlikely ally. But just when she’s fitting in and being pursued by the hottest boy in school, she discovers a dark plot that could destroy the bayside school and the oceans beyond.

If Waverly is to expose the evil scheme and take out the mastermind, she’s going to have to rely on the most dubious kind of help—hormonal teenagers, reckless gods, single-minded werewolves, and virtuous fairies. Will her plans be a supernatural catastrophe or can Waverly rally this eccentric band of heroes to save the day?

Advance Praise

“I read with profound joy—you’ve created an irresistible read. I didn’t ever want this story to end!”
—Peggy Rathmann, author of Good Night Gorilla

Reader Reviews

“Love the characters’ personality…wayyy better than Twilight!”

“I just whooped with joy in a train station full of normal people!”

“This story is unique—mind-blowing creativity, great descriptions and plot. There better be a Book 2!”

“Your plot was so enticing that I couldn’t put it down…you gave characters their own strengths and weaknesses and battles to overcome…it amazed me.”

“Whimsical, magical…a sweet spot between the imagination of J.K. Rowling and the witty snarkiness of Sloane Crosley. This is just plain awesome.”