The Mermaid

The Mermaid

From the author of Lost Boy comes a historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea for love and later finds herself in P.T. Barnum's American Museum as the real Fiji mermaid. However, leaving the museum may be harder than leaving the sea ever was. Once there was a mermaid who longed to know of more than her ocean home and her people. One day a fisherman trapped he From the author of Lost Boy comes a historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea for love and later finds...

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Title:The Mermaid
Author:Christina Henry
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0399584048
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:325 pages pages

The Mermaid Reviews

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jun 25, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Oct 05, 2017

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

    3.75 stars Thank you to Penguins First to Read and Berkley for the chance to read and review this ARC. Publishes June 19, 2018. I would classify this novel as a fairy tale, but with a twist. I am not much of a fairy tale reader, nor of the newly written reconfiguration of fairy tal...

    I went into this book expecting a darker story about a mermaid falling in love with a fisherman. It?s not exactly that. It?s a story about a mermaid who becomes the star of a nineteenth century freak show, and although it was a fast, easy read, it was distinctly average for me and ...

    Why does this sound like the Disney version of TLM? Like it looks the same except maybe was that circus? ...

    Christina Henry does it again - I loved and devoured this book! Based loosely on B.T. Barnum and his mermaid side show, this story courses through history and a familiar Splash story that is as craveable as it is hauntingly beautiful. The heart of this incredible read is Amelia - t...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 22, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

  • Sarah
    Jun 11, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Aug 20, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

  • Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー)
    Jun 29, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Jun 12, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

    3.75 stars Thank you to Penguins First to Read and Berkley for the chance to read and review this ARC. Publishes June 19, 2018. I would classify this novel as a fairy tale, but with a twist. I am not much of a fairy tale reader, nor of the newly written reconfiguration of fairy tal...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Jun 18, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

  • Sarah Marie
    Jun 06, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

  • Katy
    Jul 18, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

    3.75 stars Thank you to Penguins First to Read and Berkley for the chance to read and review this ARC. Publishes June 19, 2018. I would classify this novel as a fairy tale, but with a twist. I am not much of a fairy tale reader, nor of the newly written reconfiguration of fairy tal...

    I went into this book expecting a darker story about a mermaid falling in love with a fisherman. It?s not exactly that. It?s a story about a mermaid who becomes the star of a nineteenth century freak show, and although it was a fast, easy read, it was distinctly average for me and ...

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Sep 14, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

  •  ⇝LEAH⇜
    Jun 24, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

  • USOM
    Jun 17, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

    3.75 stars Thank you to Penguins First to Read and Berkley for the chance to read and review this ARC. Publishes June 19, 2018. I would classify this novel as a fairy tale, but with a twist. I am not much of a fairy tale reader, nor of the newly written reconfiguration of fairy tal...

    I went into this book expecting a darker story about a mermaid falling in love with a fisherman. It?s not exactly that. It?s a story about a mermaid who becomes the star of a nineteenth century freak show, and although it was a fast, easy read, it was distinctly average for me and ...

    Why does this sound like the Disney version of TLM? Like it looks the same except maybe was that circus? ...

    Christina Henry does it again - I loved and devoured this book! Based loosely on B.T. Barnum and his mermaid side show, this story courses through history and a familiar Splash story that is as craveable as it is hauntingly beautiful. The heart of this incredible read is Amelia - t...

    Thank you to Berkley Pub for the free review copy. I love a good retelling, and Christina Henry is no amateur. Having only read Alice so far, I was expecting this book to be much darker. This did not, however, take away from the fact that it was an excellent retelling. It had hints ...

    "The ocean has a rythm, but it has no heart" "A bird in a cage still knows it's in a cage, even if the bars are made of gold" 4.5* I absolutely love Christina Henry, her Alice duology is amazing, and I enjoyed Lost Boy as well. Like a lot of people I initially assumed her merm...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) In many ways, this is a Little Mermaid retelling, meets PT. Barnum, meets some fabulous themes about love and agency. While I came for the mermaids, the themes e...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jun 11, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

  • Steven
    Jun 05, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    May 14, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

  • Lola
    Aug 17, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Jun 07, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Aug 29, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

  • Hollis
    Jun 03, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

  • Katherine Moore
    Mar 07, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

  • ♛ Garima ♛
    Jul 23, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

  • Katie.dorny
    Aug 03, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

  • Bhavik (Semi Hiatus)
    Jun 14, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

    3.75 stars Thank you to Penguins First to Read and Berkley for the chance to read and review this ARC. Publishes June 19, 2018. I would classify this novel as a fairy tale, but with a twist. I am not much of a fairy tale reader, nor of the newly written reconfiguration of fairy tal...

    I went into this book expecting a darker story about a mermaid falling in love with a fisherman. It?s not exactly that. It?s a story about a mermaid who becomes the star of a nineteenth century freak show, and although it was a fast, easy read, it was distinctly average for me and ...

    Why does this sound like the Disney version of TLM? Like it looks the same except maybe was that circus? ...

  • Juli
    Aug 06, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

  • Lindsey
    Jun 25, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

    3.75 stars Thank you to Penguins First to Read and Berkley for the chance to read and review this ARC. Publishes June 19, 2018. I would classify this novel as a fairy tale, but with a twist. I am not much of a fairy tale reader, nor of the newly written reconfiguration of fairy tal...

    I went into this book expecting a darker story about a mermaid falling in love with a fisherman. It?s not exactly that. It?s a story about a mermaid who becomes the star of a nineteenth century freak show, and although it was a fast, easy read, it was distinctly average for me and ...

    Why does this sound like the Disney version of TLM? Like it looks the same except maybe was that circus? ...

    Christina Henry does it again - I loved and devoured this book! Based loosely on B.T. Barnum and his mermaid side show, this story courses through history and a familiar Splash story that is as craveable as it is hauntingly beautiful. The heart of this incredible read is Amelia - t...

    Thank you to Berkley Pub for the free review copy. I love a good retelling, and Christina Henry is no amateur. Having only read Alice so far, I was expecting this book to be much darker. This did not, however, take away from the fact that it was an excellent retelling. It had hints ...

  • Kerran Olson
    Aug 08, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

    3.75 stars Thank you to Penguins First to Read and Berkley for the chance to read and review this ARC. Publishes June 19, 2018. I would classify this novel as a fairy tale, but with a twist. I am not much of a fairy tale reader, nor of the newly written reconfiguration of fairy tal...

    I went into this book expecting a darker story about a mermaid falling in love with a fisherman. It?s not exactly that. It?s a story about a mermaid who becomes the star of a nineteenth century freak show, and although it was a fast, easy read, it was distinctly average for me and ...

    Why does this sound like the Disney version of TLM? Like it looks the same except maybe was that circus? ...

    Christina Henry does it again - I loved and devoured this book! Based loosely on B.T. Barnum and his mermaid side show, this story courses through history and a familiar Splash story that is as craveable as it is hauntingly beautiful. The heart of this incredible read is Amelia - t...

    Thank you to Berkley Pub for the free review copy. I love a good retelling, and Christina Henry is no amateur. Having only read Alice so far, I was expecting this book to be much darker. This did not, however, take away from the fact that it was an excellent retelling. It had hints ...

    "The ocean has a rythm, but it has no heart" "A bird in a cage still knows it's in a cage, even if the bars are made of gold" 4.5* I absolutely love Christina Henry, her Alice duology is amazing, and I enjoyed Lost Boy as well. Like a lot of people I initially assumed her merm...

  • Donna
    May 08, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

  • Kayla
    Jun 20, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...

    2.5 stars So this is my first Christina Henry book. I knew that she was getting known to be fantastic at her dark re-tellings of some of my favorite stories. This is actual footage of me getting ready to read this book.. But it's not a "Little Mermaid" re-telling. Which is oka...

    He knew then, without any other proof, that she was a mermaid, a real mermaid, and far from wanting her in Barnum?s tank, he wanted her to return to the ocean or to her cottage on the rocks or just go anywhere but there, for Barnum would take all of her magic and twist it out of he...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When I heard Christina Henry was going to take on P.T. Barnum, my reaction pretty much looked like this . . . . Only with more facial hair. I will 100% admit my hopes were extraordinarily high. I was banking o...

    My Experience: I started reading The Mermaid on 8/9/18 and finished it on 8/20/18 at 2am. This book is a marvelous read! Such a lyrical narrative! I love the clever ways the characters are thinking and knowing. I like following Amelia, Levi, and Barnum?s thought processes. They are c...

    Note: The Mermaid is a reimagining of P.T. Barnum and his 1840s Feejee Mermaid hoax and not a retelling/reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I tend to have a hard time enjoying reimaginings/retellings of actual historical figures...especially when they're not portrayed in the best lig...

    Review to come when I can stop crying. __________________________________________ Thanks to the lovely Miranda Reads, whose review convinced me to buy this book on Audible ASAP. You can read her amazing review, here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... This genre is ...

    Plot-wise, this book was EXACTLY what you would expect it to be. Enjoyment-wise, it was pretty meh. Didn?t hate it, didn?t love it. Probably a 2.5 ...

    Well, half way through...and I'm totally ?Hooked? ! Smooth writing style, mixing fairytale with historical 19 century life, criticising society that fits even these days... And just great paced...not ranty..which is a rarity.. If the first chapter which told the 'Origin' story...

    This was Christina?s best book by far - she is definitely improving with each publication!!! I picked this up thinking it was a re-telling of the little mermaid (it?s not) but instead found a compelling story about a mermaid named Amelia and P.T Barnum. The story was very origina...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley/Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed my first Christina Henry book. I'd had my eye on her Lost Boy book and her Chronicles of Alice for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to get to them...

    The Mermaid begins like most other mermaid tales. A creature from the sea is caught in a fisherman's net. With one glance, the mermaid falls in love with him and decides to leave the ocean. But her eyes had seen inside him the way that women's eyes do, and his loneliness snaked into...

    The Mermaid by Christina Henry 5 stars ?Freedom was far more intoxicating than safety could ever be.? The mermaid swam in the oceans and enjoyed her freedom. Then a fisherman?s net captured her and the eyes of sad and lonely Jack stuck with her. Thus, began her decision ...

    I liked this book and thought it was well done. I do have to say that this book was a little different than I expected. That isn't a bad thing since I like being surprised by the books that I am reading. I loved Christina Henry's previous book, Lost Boy, so I was really excited to see ...

    I won an ARC of this book in a GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. So, here we go: I find it kind of ironic so soon after seeing "The Greatest Showman" to be reading a book with such a wildly different perspective of P.T Barnum. XD And honestly, despite the author's...

    It?s one thing when an author you haven?t read before disappoints you with their book. It?s another thing entirely when an author you admire lets you down. Christina Henry is my go-to author for dark retellings. ALICE, with its horrific world-building and tormented characters ...

    I can't believe how awfully boring this is...and I am talking about a mermaid book...*sigh DNF at 30% ...

    What if the famed Fiji Mermaid displayed in the 1800s by PT Barnum had been real? A mermaid, curious about humans, wanders too close to the shore and is netted by a fisherman. The man lets her go, but something in his gaze draws her to him. She leaves the ocean and lives with him a...

    The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. This was leagues away from what I thought to expect of the author that wrote ALICE, a bizarre twisted dark ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling. This wasn't dark or twisted or bizarre. It was instead just painfully sad. Mournfully bittersweet. A...

    'The Mermaid' has immediately gone onto my favorites list, so I can tell you right away that this book is an absolute treat. When I grabbed my early copy of it at Emerald City Con at the weekend, I hadn't heard it was coming out, so I certainly didn't harbor any expectations for it, ...

    5 Out Of 5 "lonely eyes" STARS This was truly fantastic! A beguiling, slightly fantastical tale about a curious mermaid, and where her curiosity took her. Taking us from the coast of Maine to New York, Charleston and beyond. Amelia, the name she picked for herself, is haunting a...

    When I first heard about The Mermaid I kind of assumed that it would be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but with Christina Henry's own twist on the story but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that wasn't the case. Instead the author has come up with something uniquely her own, l...

    So this wa one of my most anticipated reads this month and it didn't let me down, it was really really good. Christina Henry always has very twisted stories and I love them, she is such a great author and her books are so unique. If you are thinking this is gonna be like The Little Me...

  • Miranda Reads
    May 04, 2018

    4.5 stars The fisherman loosed her and she dove back into the water the way a wild thing returns to a wild place, and he watched her go. But...his loneliness snaked into her, and she was sorry for it, for that loneliness caught her more surely than the net. Amelia - a young,...