Mermaid/merman

C-
Sea Witch

I have fond memories of watching the Disney adaptation of The Little Mermaid as a child, and so I was over the moon when I saw that Sea Witch, Sarah Henning's retelling of this classic tale, was coming out at the end of July. It was billed as dark young adult fantasy with a bit of a love triangle, a ...

B
The Siren

The Ocean Herself saves Kahlen from drowning in a shipwreck and promises her a century free of aging and disease. All Kahlen has to do is join her sister Sirens in singing humans and ships to a watery grave when the Ocean’s hunger becomes overwhelming. With twenty years left to her service and a m ...

B-
Ocean's Gift

Mermaids seem to be the next big thing, after vampires, werewolves, and the recent zombie trend. I’m not sure why - apparently the Animal Planet documentary (or docufiction or mockumentary, depending on who you are talking to) Mermaids: The Body Found had over 10 million views when it first aired. ...

C+
In the Dark of Dreams

One of my favorite quotes is from English poet D. H. Lawrence: "They say the sea is cold but the sea contains the hottest blood of all." The quote refers to whales but could as easily apply to the Krackeni, the mer people of the world of Dirk and Steele. In this, the tenth novel set in that universe ...

B
Soul Song

While this book says it’s a Dirk & Steele romance, Soul Song is only very loosely connected with the other books in this series, so if you are looking for more of a tie in with past characters, you won’t find it here. Still, as more of a stand alone novel, this had fun characters and a quick ...

B-
Sleeping With the Fishes

After days of internal debate, I still had a tough time grading Sleeping with the Fishes, the first book in MaryJanice Davidson's new series. This is a classic case of Read The Review, Not The Grade since there are many flaws that some, like me can gloss over, while others will have a hard time gett ...

C+
The Last Mermaid

The Last Mermaid is a collection of three novellas about a family of sirens who inhabit a remote island off the coast of Scotland. Abé's writing is clear and fine, and her plotting can't be faulted, but, unfortunately, none of the stories truly pulled me in on an emotional level. The first novel ...

C
Goddess of the Sea

Maybe I've been watching too much Newlyweds, but every time I think of the title of this book, I think tuna. It's just too close to Chicken of the Sea. Goddess of the Sea combines lavish descriptions, modern sensibilities and mythological characters for a mildly entertaining story. Christine Cana ...