Book Mail – Mermaid by Christina Henry

I may or may not have audibly shown my excitement when I opened this package yesterday. Definitely one of my more anticipated reads for the summer!

Thank you to Berkley Pub for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.

MERMAID – Christina Henry (Releasing June 19th, 2018)

Last year I read LOST BOY by Christina, and let me tell you, that book changed my whole perspective on Peter Pan. It was the untold story of Captain Hook, and if you love Peter Pan, you may want to read at your own risk, you won’t like him after! You can see my five star review here!

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Here’s the synopsis:

From the author of Lost Boy comes a historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea for love and later finds herself in P.T. Barnum’s American Museum as the real Fiji mermaid. However, leaving the museum may be harder than leaving the sea ever was.

Once there was a mermaid who longed to know of more than her ocean home and her people. One day a fisherman trapped her in his net but couldn’t bear to keep her. But his eyes were lonely and caught her more surely than the net, and so she evoked a magic that allowed her to walk upon the shore. The mermaid, Amelia, became his wife, and they lived on a cliff above the ocean for ever so many years, until one day the fisherman rowed out to sea and did not return.

P. T. Barnum was looking for marvelous attractions for his American Museum, and he’d heard a rumor of a mermaid who lived on a cliff by the sea. He wanted to make his fortune, and an attraction like Amelia was just the ticket.

Amelia agreed to play the mermaid for Barnum, and she believes she can leave any time she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he’s determined to hold on to his mermaid.

I have yet to read ALICE, but it is definitely on my TBR!

–Jess

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