Anger. Betrayal. Exile.
Isla always knew she would be queen. One day. But after the death of her mother, matriarch of the Southern Pacific merfolk kingdom, that day grew much closer than she was prepared for. Worse, to become a mermaid queen, she must marry. It is the only way to protect her kingdom.
Forcibly betrothed to her childhood friend and father’s fiercest warrior, Isla is desperate for an escape—no matter the cost. But until she marries, her father is filled with a power his body cannot handle, and his control is steadily slipping.
After an explosive fight with her father, Isla flees to the surface, only to find herself in the middle of a violent storm with two choices: swim to safety or save the human man she sees drowning in the tumultuous waves.
Her decision will change her life, as well as her kingdom, forever.
A story inspired by “The Little Mermaid” like you’ve never seen before.
This was an amazing twist in the Little Mermaid story.
Isla is a strong willed 17-year-old being forced into a marriage by her father. Unwilling to marry someone she doesn’t love, Isla runs away and meets a handsome human. Baron is sweet and kind and Isla is fascinated by him. Humans are supposed to be monsters….
While Isla is away, the mer palace is attacked and many mermaids are kidnapped. Now in a fight to save the lives of so many of her friends, Isla must chose.
Can she continue to live under the scrutiny of her father?
Or will she forever abandon her fellow mermaids?
This was a fast paced and very enjoyable novel. I love reading fairy tale retellings, but this one took the cake. Isla is a fantastic character. She had the ability to grab onto me through the page and not let go.
I loved diving under the sea for this tale and can’t wait to see what else I may find there in the future.
Deidre Sequeira resides in San Antonio, Texas. She is a lover of reading, karaoke, cats, and all things Disney. Deidre has her B.A. in English with a Concentration in Teaching Certification from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Ever since she was a young girl, she knew two things: she wanted to teach and she wanted to write. And that’s just what she did.
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