If You Like.... is hosted by Melanie @ Reclusive Bibliophile.
This week's theme is Mermaids!
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Literally Jen, one of my blogging friends, loves mermaid books. LOVES them. I like them, but I guess I haven't yet found the mermaid book that just blows me out of the water.
Many mermaid books have a similar plot. A girl feels different but isn't sure why. She's probably missing at least one parent. She discovers ... she's a mermaid! A cute mer-guy shows her the barnacled ropes under the sea. Then she has to make a tough choice: life on land or in the water. What to do?
Nothing's wrong with that plot, you say? Okay! These are my two favorite mermaid books so far. Clicking on the titles takes you to Goodreads!
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
I thought that Tracy Deebs did a fantastic job of describing what life under the water might actually feel like. I wasn't crazy about the love triangle in this book and the way it was resolved. But if you love mermaids, you should definitely read it! Hurry up, because book two, Tempest Unleashed, comes out on June 5!
Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan is a forever-on-my-keeper-shelf kind of book. So when I saw that this fantastically talented author wrote a mermaid book, I read it! I loved Lena, liked her family dynamic, and the love story in this one really worked for me!
Since Literally Jen reads so many mermaid books, I also asked her to give me a list of her faves and here they are:
Mermaid Summer by Mollie Hunter (LitJen says this one may be out of print)
Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Help me out on my quest to find that perfect mermaid book. Tell me about one that you loved! If you don't read mermaid books, you can tell me that too :)On Tuesday at 9 am EST I'll draw a winner for my ARC of Vicious Deep out of commenters on this post. You can still leave a comment if you don't want to enter. Just don't fill out the form below.
Be sure to check out the list of mermaid books that other bloggers and YA librarians have recommended over at Reclusive Bibliophile.