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Rise of the Jumbies
Rise of the Jumbies | Tracey Baptiste
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Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things havent exactly gone back to normal in her Caribbean island home. Everyone knows Corinne is half-jumbie, and many of her neighbors treat her with mistrust. When local children begin to go missing, snatched from the beach and vanishing into wells, suspicious eyes turn to Corinne. To rescue the missing children and clear her own name, Corinne goes deep into the ocean to find Mama DLeau, the dangerous jumbie who rules the sea. But Mama DLeaus help comes with a price. Corinne and her friends Dru, Bouki, and Malik must travel with mermaids across the ocean to the shores of Ghana to fetch a powerful object for Mama DLeau. The only thing more perilous than Corinnes adventures across the sea is the foe that waits for her back home. With its action-packed storytelling, diverse characters, and inventive twists on Caribbean and West African mythology and fairy tales, Rise of the Jumbies will appeal to readers of A Snicker of Magic, A Tale Dark and Grimm, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
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TheReadingMermaid
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I would definitely recommend this book as a part of the series but not a standalone, and I am very much anticipating the third installment to these books.

Please read my full review here:
https://thereadingmermaidsreviews.weebly.com/book-reviews/rise-of-the-jumbies-by...

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smolgaysnowbazshipper
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This is a really good book, but the plot felt confusing at times.

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Chelsibno
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Wow! I think I like this book better than the first book! It explores some far more complex ideas than the first book concerning family, identity, memories, and history. I‘m not sure if Tracey Baptiste plan on writing more sequels, but if they‘re as good as this one, I‘m all in favor of more books!

Lmstraubie I met the author last spring. She is so full of enthusiasm. She had just written a Minecraft book with input from her son. 11mo
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MandaMT
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My longer take on the way complex questions about identity are addressed in this book.

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MandaMT
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Come for the black mermaids, stay for the primer on the Atlantic Slave Trade.

One thing I loved about this book is the unflinching way it presents heavy subject material and deeply philosophical questions about identity to younger readers. (Middle grade)

Tamra Ohhhhhh! Been looking for black mermaids for my daughter. 1y
MandaMT @Tamra It‘s great! It is a sequel, but the first book, The Jumbies, is also good (though I liked this one a little better). Worth checking out if you are on the hunt for mermaids! 1y
Tamra @MandaMT I ordered it and I think we‘ll start with this one since she likes mermaids. 1y
MandaMT @Tamra I think that‘s doable. The events of the first book are recapped in the first couple chapters. There‘s a bit at the end that returns to wrap up some loose ends of the first book. You can probably find a summary somewhere in a pinch 1y
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kimberly.burke
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When kids on the island start disappearing around water, folks suspect the half-jumbie in their midst, Corinne. She wants to help but it's going to take a lot—Mama D'Leau, mermaids, friends, a journey across the ocean, and a fight with an old enemy—to get them back. A powerful story about friendship, complicated family dynamics, history, prejudice, identity, and the power and pain of memories. Even better than the first, a definite recommend.

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