Friday, June 24, 2011

Follow Friday: Water Steps by A. LaFaye

Friday's are Follow Friday over at and while I am not that into paranormal young adult lit, her blog is awesome :) This week's question is:

Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

I read a book last summer called Water Steps by A. LaFaye. This book included selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) which are mythological shapeshifting creatures that are found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. While I don't usually like books like this, A. LaFaye is amazing and I really enjoyed reading her work. And I love folklore, so it really did fit with the novel.

Here is a summary of the novel from Goodreads:

Kyna likes her friends, her purple hair, and taking photographs. But there's something she definitely doesn't like: the water. Every time she comes near it, she feels the sinister pull of the depths trying to draw her down to a watery grave. Even the calm water in the bathtub reminds her of the torrential storm that took the lives of her sailing family when she was just a baby. But Kyna's adopted parents love nothing more than to swim and splash about in lakes and streams, or even the local pool. When they decide to spend the summer at a beach house on Lake Champlain, Kyna is convinced that they're trying to teach her something about water that she's not ready to learn. Little does she know that the water will reveal far more than she ever could have imagined. Inspired by Champ, the legendary monster living in Lake Champlain, Water Steps finds novelist A. LaFaye at her best, expertly interweaving themes of adolescent fears and fantasies, the frustrations and rewards of family, and a world of mystery and magic under the placid surface of nature.

Have a great weekend, and HAPPY READING!


  1. OOh that sounds interesting!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :D

  2. I've never read that one. I like the cover though.

  3. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

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    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

  4. Hey there, I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

    If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!

  5. Water Steps sounds very interesting. I'll have to look it up. Great cover too.
    My Hop