It’s August, let us bask!
Sandy toes and flipping the pages of a mermaid quest…
Let’s melt away in the summer heat filling our imaginations with underwater magic.
I recently went looking for some new mermaid books, and I quickly learned that most of our imaginative mermaid writers are hard at work on mermaid sagas…
So, be prepared to pick up the next one after you crush the first!
Because it’s summer (actually that’s just an excuse), here is my list of top Mermaid Books...
by Jennifer Donnelly
Book #1: Deep Blue
Book #2: Rogue Wave
Book #3: Dark Tide
Book #4: Sea Spell ~ New!
You may have caught a glimpse of a recent giveaway I did with Carmen of @ohthebookfeels. The winner scored a signed copy of Sea Spell along with a silver Seatail Mermaid Blanket! Pretty sweet. Although maybe it should have been a black tail?!
This is an epic saga full of so much underwater magic, you may consider wanting to write books yourself.
by Anna Banks
Book #1: Of Poseidon
Book #2: Of Triton
Book #3: Of Neptune
Classic mermaid tail is full of romance and the sea...
Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts.
Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...
Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.
by Liz Kessler
Book #1: The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Book #2: Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
Book #3: Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
Book #4: Emily Windsnap and the Sirens Secret
Book #5: Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun
These children/tween chapter books are alive with mermaid adventures! They paint a beautiful under the sea picture of the independent semi-mer Emily...
The latest fin-tastic tale about a feisty half-mermaid introduces a mysterious boy who shares her fate.
When Emily Windsnap discovers an old diamond ring during a class hunt for trinkets, how is she supposed to know that the ring is half the key to unlocking an ancient curse by Neptune himself? Now, with the ring stuck firmly on her hand, Emily finds herself under a new curse: in just a few days, she’ll cease to be half-human and half-mermaid and must say good-bye to one parent forever. Can she possibly find the other missing ring that will break all the curses? Is there anyone who can help her — before it’s too late?
by Errinn Stevens
Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.
by L.K. Madigan
Lena has lived her whole life near the beach - walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves - the problem is, she's spent her whole life just watching.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.
But her father - a former surfer himself - refuses to allow her to take lessons. After his near drowning years ago, he can't bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.
Yet something keeps drawing Lena to the water... an ancient, powerful magic. And one morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman - with a silvery tail.
Now nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove. And soon... what she sees in the mermaid's mirror will change her life forever.
by Alice Hoffman
A classic mermaid story for children and teens later turned movie!
Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart: a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her six sisters to search for love on land. Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in the burning August sun, a rescue is begun.
On the edge of growing up, during a summer that is the hottest on record, Hailey and Claire are discovering that life can take an unpredictable course, friendship is forever, and magic can be found in the most unexpected places.
by Sarah Porter
What happens to the girls nobody sees—the ones who are ignored, mistreated, hidden away? The girls nobody hears when they cry for help?
Fourteen-year-old Luce is one of those lost girls. After her father vanishes in a storm at sea, she is stuck in a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village with her alcoholic uncle. When her uncle crosses an unspeakable line, Luce reaches the depths of despair. Abandoned on the cliffs near her home, she expects to die when she tumbles to the icy, churning waves below. Instead, she undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid.
A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. The mermaids are beautiful, free, and ageless, and Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: they feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks...
You can find all of these books online or at your nearest book sellers.
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