It’s time for another Top 5 Saturday (led by the wonderful Mandy @ Devouring Books)! So I’m totally expanding the definition of mermaid in this post… turns out I haven’t read a lot of books about mermaids? I know, I was surprised too! So I’m including sirens as well as people who live beneath the ocean. Let’s get into it! (btw all images link to the book’s Goodreads page!)
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post (This one!)
Five Books With Mermaids
Coral by Sara Ella
Coral is by far the best mermaid book I’ve read in a while. This beautiful story retells The Little Mermaid by Han Christian Anderson while also exploring mental health, depression, and suicide. It’s so beautiful and touching. You can read my full review here.
Into the Hourglass by Emily R. King
For the love of all things mermaids, please check out the first book Before the Broken Star before diving into this one. This series is AMAZING, and if the fact that mermaids play a part in the sequel interests you, GOOD. You can read my full review of the first book here.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
This is one of those books where sirens, not necessarily mermaids, play a big part in this book. I won’t tell you how, because spoilers, but you should definitely read this book anyways. It’s full of swashbuckling goodness and an ultra-swoony romance! You can read my full review here.
Ingo by Helen Dunmore
I read this soooo long ago, when I was in middle school. Maybe even elementary school. It has four stars on my Goodreads, but no review. I do remember being totally enchanted by it though. Has anyone else read this one?
Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
Alright, so Mera isn’t a mermaid or a siren, but she’s an Atlantian (I was really needing a fifth book, alright?) This graphic novel shows Mera as a teen, when she first meets Arthur (aka Aquaman) when they are teens. Their romance is adorable, and I really enjoyed reading about Mera as a central character rather than a secondary love interest. Definitely recommend this one.