The Spirit Squads that represent the different castles are an important part of the Kingdom of Neptunia, and Cora and Shyanna are delighted to be chosen--but their friend Rachel was left out, and when Cora finds out why, she is forced to make a big decision.
Cora is so excited about the upcoming school swim meet - she's sure she and her friends will win the relay race. But when the team mascot goes missing, Cora is convinced her luck and talent has disappeared with it. She's determined to find the culprit before it costs her team the race.
Rachel is new to the Kingdom of Neptunia, and she has two secrets--she is half human which only her friend Shyanna knows, and her boy friend is a human boy, Owen, who does not know know she is a mermaid.
Rachel's friendship with Owen has already survived so much - namely him being a human and her being a mermaid. But lately Owen seems to be pulling away, and Rachel can't figure out why. Is he mad at her? Or is it something worse? When Owen reveals the real reason for his distance, Rachel is devastated. Is this the end of the line for their friendship?
Like most 12-year-old girls, Shyanna, Rachel, and Cora deal with the daily dramas of growing up. Unlike most 12-year-old girls, they deal with it underwater as mermaids. The allure of life on land is a constant presence in the life of a mermaid, and friendships are tested with secrets, lies, and jealousy. The magical and mysterious world of mermaids is brought to life in Mermaid Kingdom.
Take a deep breath, dive in, and get swept away.
Ever since her father disappeared Shyanna's home has been a sad place, but if the twelve-year old mermaid can conquer her stage fright before the Melody Pageant, she hopes to win the contest and bring song back to her mother's life.
It is Shyanna's long-awaited, all-important thirteenth birthday, but nothing is going right--and when Cora's baby sister Jewel gets trapped in a fishing net, Shyanna is the only one small enough to get inside the net and rescue her at the risk of being turned into a human forever.
Like most 12-year-old girls, Shyanna, Rachel, and Cora deal with the daily dramas of growing up. But unlike most 12-year-old girls, they deal with it underwater as mermaids. Living in Mermaid Kingdom doesn't make life any easier for these young girls, and friendships continue to be tested with secrets, worries, and other challenges.