Thursday, February 2, 2012
Review of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
I discovered this book on Goodreads, and couldn't wait to read it. If last week hadn't been so crazy, I would have devoured it in a day. What a stunning retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. I was blown away by the quality of the writing, the depth of the story, and the intense emotions of the main characters. Told from the perspective of both the mermaid and the princess, the story takes you on a journey both on land and under the sea, following two women desperately in love with the same man--a prince who can only choose one of them in the end. This achingly beautiful tale reminds us to never stop looking for magic, to search for truth in ancient myths, and to trust, above all, in love.