7 Books About Mermaids
TO READ ON YOUR NEXT SUMMER BEACH TRIP
When you’re lying on a beach, trying to decide what book to read next, do you ever think about the trope of mermaids and how it has been portrayed in literature? If not, we’re here to help! Here are some of the best mermaid books around.
Table Of Contents
- Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
- In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
- The Siren by Kiera Cass
- Atlantia by Ally Condie
- September Girls by Bennett Madison
1. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
When you read a book, you are taking a journey with the author into their imagination. You can be a part of the action as if you were living it.
That is the beauty of any great book, and “Sea Witch” by Sarah Henning is one of those books. The reader is taken on a journey with a girl named Nym who is trying to escape a fate that has been casting an evil shadow over her family for generations.
2. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Sarah Rees Brennan’s debut novel In Other Lands is the story of Amber, a high school senior who would do anything to be chosen as the American representative in the Inter-Country Magical Sports tournament.
The contest is held once every four years, and Amber just knows that if only she can go, she will finally win the approval of her father, who is a high-ranking representative of the Magical Sports Bureau.
Her father is one of the judges who will decide who will represent their country in the tournament, and Amber decides to study the magic of the countries that will be competing the hardest. However, she soon discovers that there is a lot more to magic than she ever imagined, and the price of winning may be higher than she ever imagined.
3. The Siren by Kiera Cass
The first book in the Young Elites series, The Siren, follows the story of Adelina Amouteru. She’s a young girl living in a world where a blood disease called the Red Death has destroyed much of the population.
The disease causes its victims to die right before their 18th birthday, unless they are given a special cure that Adelina does not have. The Young Elites have certain powers and gifts, and are feared by the masses, who call them abominations. But not Adelina. She is a siren, who can manipulate people and bend them to her will. She struggles to control her powers, and struggles to know who to trust.
4. Atlantia by Ally Condie
The only thing more romantic than being in love is being in love with your soul mate. In Ally Condie’s Atlantia , Cassia has been in love with her soul mate since the day they met, and now they’re finally together.
But when her soul mate is taken from her and forced into a loveless marriage, Cassia decides to take the most romantic action possible: She runs away to join her soul mate in Atlantia, the legendary kingdom for those in hiding from their soul mates.
5. September Girls by Bennett Madison
Bennett Madison is a fairly new author who has been writing for the past ten years, but September Girls is only his second book. And how glad we are to have him! Madison’s novel is the perfect mix of heartbreaking, thought-provoking and funny, making it a perfect read for anyone who’s ever fallen in love.
It follows two childhood best friends, Paul and Will, as they grow up, go to college, get jobs and fall in love. Paul is a normal guy who is happy and content with his life. Will is a successful, rich and handsome guy who’s never been in a relationship. The two have a summer-long friendship that starts off innocent, but then becomes more complicated.
6. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
What if you could see the future? I know this sounds like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but in the latest novel by Sarah Tolcser, you can. Celeste Chambless is an ordinary girl who lives with her mother, father, and younger sister. She is taking pre-calculus and her days are filled with school, friends, and soccer.
Her first love is watching her grandfather sail. She loves to feel the wind on her face and the waves against her body. One day, her grandfather falls off his boat and her entire life is changed. She sees every possible outcome of a situation and she can see the future. She can’t do anything to change it. She knows her grandfather drowns, and
7. Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
The Titanic may be the most famous shipwreck in history, but if you were to ask a roomful of people to describe the ship, most would picture the unsinkable ocean liner that set sail from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912.
The Titanic was headed to New York City, where it was to be greeted with much fanfare, including a parade and a stop at the White House. But what if it had never sunk and that day never came? That’s the premise of Jennifer Donnelly’s latest novel, Deep Blue.