Top 5 YA mermaid books I would recommend

Top 5 YA mermaid books I would recommend

  1. The Siren by Kiera Cass

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My rating: 5/5

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology (Mermaids)

The siren

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.

Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.

(Recommendation)

This story feels really similar to the little mermaid, but with a more modern twist to it, I would definitely recommend this to all fans of the mermaid mythology even though I have heard mixed reviews, I personally enjoyed this book a lot.

  1. Forgive my fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs

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My rating: 5/5

Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy, Mythology (Mermaids)

Forgive my fins

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Lily, half-mermaid and half-human, has been living on land and attending high school, where she develops a crush on a boy but is afraid to tell him of her true destiny as the ruler of the undersea kingdom of Thalassinia.

(Recommendation)

This book’s cover is so pretty and it’s the first book in the Fins series (but I’ve only read this first book L ). The relationship in this story is really cute, there was really got plot structure and obstacles encountered by the protagonist.

  1. Ocean of Secrets by Aimee Friedman

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My rating: 4/5

Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy, Mythology (Mermaids)

Ocean of Secrets

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

Many are drawn to Selkie Island.
Few know why.

When Miranda Merchant escapes her lonely, hot summer in New York City, little does she know what awaits her. She steps off the ferry on to an island rife with legend and lore.

She isn’t expecting to feel a connection to this unusual place. And when she meets Leo, a mysterious local boy, she finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship, reality . . . and love.
But is Leo hiding something she never could have imagined?

(Recommendation)

The concept of this book was really good and the romance was cute between Miranda and Leo. Definitely recommended for those currently enjoying the summer.

  1. Revel by Maurissa Guibord

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My rating: 5/5

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology (Mermaid)

Revel

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

There’s an island off the coast of Maine that’s not on any modern map.

Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn’t her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia’s not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night.

Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it’s Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water’s edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive. Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.

(Recommendation)

This was a really cute read, the romance was good and the story was interesting throughout the entire book.

  1. Waterfell (The Aquaranthi #1) by Amalie Howard

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My rating: 5/5

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology (Mermaids)

Waterfell

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE QUEEN

Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa’s mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?

(Recommendation)

I’ve only read the first book of this series as my local library didn’t carry the 2nd book T.T, but I absolutely loved this book. The storyline was predictable but it was still good, the romance and flirting in the book was really cute.

 

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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Everything, everything (Movie Review)

“I feel like an astronaut, stranded in space.”

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(DISCLAIMER: The opinions here are my own and may contain spoilers to the movie)

Rating: 5/10

So I just checked out the movie Everything, everything, which I knew it was an adaptation from a popular YA novel which I didn’t read. For my review I will divide it into 3 sections, story,technical aspects and my thoughts.

A little about me, I have a Diploma in Digital Film and Television and enjoy watching films and movies for fun. I hope you like this review!

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  • So Maddy has lived her entire life inside the house where it is safe for her
  • It kind of feels like how Mother Gothel treats Rapunzel in Tangled
  • The development of the storyline was good, clear act 1 all the way to act 3 and hitting the important points in between like the inciting incident and climax of the story

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  • The lighting in the film was really good, the natural lighting made the film look really dream like and beautiful
  • The shots in the movie are really light and nice
  • The music was really on point (For example, the song “stay” by Alessia Cara & Zedd was nicely edited to with the footage of their car travelling)

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  • By being creative, they decided to make the text conversations into live scenes which was really cool
  • The budding romance was really cute
  • OMG, the scene where Olly pastes a ton of pictures of the ocean against Maddy’s glass window was so beautiful and had a note that made my heart melt
  • I felt that her mum was really over-protective ever since her husband and son passed away because she didn’t want to lose Maddy either (I guessed it and found out that was the case)
  • The scene where Maddy and Olly dived into the water showed how they overcame the fear of the unknown
  • Maddy also overcame her fear of stepping out of her house, symbolising it as she takes a gigantic leap of faith into the waters below
  • At the climax of the entire story, she finds out that she doesn’t have SCID, and never had it at all. But because she was kept at home so long, her immune system couldn’t build up properly
  • This movie was heart-breaking yet enriching.

 

Have you watched this movie? What did you think and feel about this movie? Let me know in the comments below!