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This story is filled with Tarot cards, mermaids who can hold their breath for long minutes yet are susceptible to a curse that drowns them, and a house that is slipping into the sea.
I enjoyed Simon and his odd frozen in time life. I liked his librarian skills - searching and seeking information and sticking with a problem. I liked the fact that the library plays such a role in his story - even as the floodwaters threaten. And I cared about Amos and his choked off voice - he was also frozen in a completely different way.
Enjoyed this fast and interesting read!