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Title: How to be a MermaidMy Review:
Author: Erin Hayes
Series: The Cotton Candy Quintet #1
Published by: Indie
Release Date: January 7, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Folklore, Romance
Format: Kindle Book
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All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.
So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.
Everything's great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare -- she's turning into a mermaid herself. For real.
Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it's sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.
I really liked this story line. A mermaid who can both breath under water and walk on land was reminiscent of the movie Splash, a movie I loved as a kid…..with some big differences of course.
First, I loved how she was a mermaid performer. I think that was the coolest summer job. And how she empathized with the animals at the aquariums was pretty cool too. The romance was not a main focus in this book. It was a subtle side story and it wasn’t done very well if I’m being honest, there was a lot of looks and feeling but no real conversation about how they felt about each other. Although the kissing was was funny and cute. That irked me a bit but at least it didn’t take up a lot of the story.
The plot of this book was simple yet powerful. Save the princes or go to war. And the way it was written was very enjoyable to me. It was straight forward, thorough and held my attention.