Hello there, fellow bookworms! Guess what? Our beloved Alabaster Island, winner of the 2021 New York Author Project contest in the YA Fiction Category, has just been given a new lease of life—an audio version narrated by the amazing Amelia Mendez! Can you say excited? Because I certainly am!

But before we get to the juicy bits about Amelia’s incredible narration, let me remind you of the captivating story we’re talking about here. Alabaster Island follows the journey of seventeen-year-old Marei as she navigates the strange customs of her secluded island home, where no one under the age of eighteen has ever left to visit the mainland. When Marei encounters a mermaid and falls for a handsome teen from the mainland, her world is turned upside down, and she must confront the shocking reality that lies beneath the surface of island life.

If you’ve already read Alabaster Island and loved it, you’re in for a treat! Amelia Mendez’s narration brings the story to life in a way that’s nothing short of magical. Her talent for embodying each character’s unique voice will have you on the edge of your seat as you re-experience Marei’s journey in a whole new way.

Now, for those of you who haven’t read Alabaster Island (what are you waiting for?), this is the perfect opportunity to jump into the story. If you’re a fan of authors like Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Cassandra Clare, and many others, you won’t be able to put down—or in this case, stop listening to—this wildly addictive Mermaid Curse Series. Trust me on this one.

So, what makes Amelia Mendez such an extraordinary narrator? Well, first of all, her voice is like a soothing balm for the ears. Seriously, I could listen to her read the dictionary and still be captivated. But more than that, Amelia has a way of transporting you into the world of Alabaster Island, making you feel as if you’re right there alongside Marei, experiencing her adventures, fears, and heartaches firsthand.

If you’re still not convinced, let me put it this way: listening to Alabaster Island narrated by Amelia Mendez is like reuniting with an old friend and discovering they have a whole new side to them that you never knew existed. The story you thought you knew becomes even more enthralling, immersive, and unforgettable.

If you’re ready to be swept away by the enchanting tale of Alabaster Island all over again, don’t miss out on the audio book. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience the magic of this extraordinary story, whether you’re a first-time reader or a long-time fan. Happy listening!