Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale Review

240 pages

The story of two very different women, one mortal, one mermaid, and the clash between worlds best kept apart... It is a cold day at the end of the world when a young woman, a princess in hiding, looks out across a Northern sea and sees something she could not have seen. It can't be. It looks like a mermaid's tail. And, as she looks more closely, she sees that the mermaid is dragging a drowning sailor in her arms. Because, only hours before, another princess, the daughter of the sea queen, has decided to risk everything and take a look at the world above the sea: the world of mortals. And there she finds a storm, a shipwreck, a sailor, and sets in train events which will change both women's worlds forever.

This was such a heartwarming amazing twist on The Little Mermaid fairytale. The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite fairytales as well as Disney movie. I loved how Carolyn Turgeon showed the point of view of the princess as well in this book. Even though the ending was bittersweet I enjoyed her take on this classic fairytale. The love triangle in this book was so sad. I found myself rooting for the mermaid yet feeling for the good heart of the princess as well. I enjoyed the way that the princess found to end the rivalry between her kingdom and the prince. I think that Carolyn Turgeon also did a good job with the twist in which the way the mermaid becomes a human. It is definitely a far cry from the magic of the Disney movie. All in all this was a great read and I think that those who enjoy fairytales and romance will definitely enjoy this.


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