Mermaids are splashing into fiction

Tired of vampires and werewolves? Mermaids may be the hot new trend in paranormal romance, according to this article from USA Today. Even Stephenie Meyer, whose fame was built on the Twilight vampire series, is currently working on a story involving mermaids. Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon (which received a five-star review by a Mastics-Moriches-Shirley cardholder in this year's Winter Reading Club) is only one of many new mermaid titles. There's also Catch of a Lifetime, in which an environmentally-conscious mermaid convinces a gruff fisherman to join her fight against water pollution, and Siren's Surrender, about woman who denies her mermaid heritage until forced to work with covert agent Blake Whittaker to track the evil mermaid queen. Keep an eye out for forthcoming mermaid-themed books as this trend takes off.

1 comment:

  1. I read Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon & didn't think it was all that special. However, it did inspire me to read the original Hans Christian Andersen story "The Little Mermaid" - it was so moving (even knowing how it would end) that I cried.