The Jumbie God’s Revenge by Tracey Baptiste
It is interesting to view the cover art for the three books in Tracey Baptiste's Jumbies series. The Jumbies, features a frightened young Corinne moving cautiously through a dark wood, ominous-looking eyes following her. Rise of the Jumbies depicts Corinne submersed in water, body entangled in the coiling tail of Mama D’Leau.
The island looked as if a giant hand had picked it up, shaken it, and put it back down again. Everything was out of place.
Corinne’s island is experiencing a rare occurrence: torrential rains accompanied by vicious lightning strikes. This is not normal. Corinne suspects that jumbies are the cause of this destruction. She learns to her surprise that this is not the work of Mama D’Leau.
Huracan, a Mayan mythological entity, is the force behind the devastating storms. This god of lightning, wind, storm, and fire is out for revenge and is intent on destroying all of the island’s inhabitants.
It is up to one girl to save everyone on the island.
She must negotiate mountain rockslides, avoid underwater volcanoes, and face a killer whale. She resolves to free Mama D’Leau who is trapped underwater. She must find her aunt Severine and return her to the island. Several of these tasks require Corinne to take mermaid form. In the process, she risks losing her memory and even her life in order to save her family and friends.