Mermaids are quite a thing in my household. I have a seven year old who loves the water and since she was younger has always been dubbed as our little mermaid. She’s at her happiest when she’s swimming.
With the exciting news of the live action The Little Mermaid forming and making quite a splash on the news and of course the casting of the beautiful and talented Halle Bailey, I wanted to make a post of my favorite mermaid books that I’ve read and would like to read. I’m a 90s baby and with 3 younger sisters, grew up with all the Disney movies on repeat. I have to say we wore the The Little Mermaid out much to the relief and annoyance of my parents. The songs are beautiful and timeless and Ursula is one of the best, if not THE BEST, Disney villains by far.
Let’s dive in 🧜🏾♀️
I have to admit though, I’ve never read the original Hans Christian Andersen story. I’ve read The Brothers Grimm version when I was a sulky teenager and thought nothing but darkness was my true friend. Those years…are so embarassing. But that’s for another post, another blog entirely lmao.
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
This is hands down one of my favorite books this year. I won’t go into full blown review mode since I will probably do that for this book another time since it IS that great but two words for you.
Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.
Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.
Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price.
Its an excellent read, worthy of all the praise. Mira Grant is a genius and a terror.
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