“We have no immortal souls; we have no future life; we are just like the green sea-weed, which, once cut down, can never revive again! Men, on the other hand, have a soul which lives for ever, lives after the body has become dust; it rises through the clear air, up to the shining stars!” -Hans Christian Anderson
Hello Goodie Two Shoes!
I’m the oldest kid in my family, so there was a time when I was the only one who wasn’t taking naps anymore.
Instead of taking naps, I was watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
I’ve watched that movie so many times!
Though I do want to note that I don’t agree with the messaging.
A siren’s song holds power over skies and men.
Stella has never seen the sky until the day she speaks her oaths and is brought above the surface. After her first encounter with a land-walker’s ship forced her to sing up a storm that pulls a prince into the water, she chooses to rescue him.
When Stella’s blossoming affection for the prince is threatened by another, she makes a choice to trade her fins for legs. The price: phantom glass in her throat if she dares to use her voice and in her feet when she walks.
Captain Dillon Carvy is determined to have his revenge after a siren’s song costs him both his ship and his favored position as the Prince’s captain. While searching for signs of the siren, Dillon discovers a struggling maiden instead. Pulling a silent girl from the sea, he sees the perfect opportunity to gain his position back.
A case of mistaken identity puts Stella right where she wants to be in the Prince’s palace. But unless she breaks her silence, continuing her charade may cost her the happiness she hopes for, and quite possibly her life.
Lydia Mae has been writing about adventures, new worlds, and princesses since she could put words to paper.
Enthusiastic about travel, the time she’s spent in Europe has helped inspire her fantasy settings.
When she isn’t writing, Lydia enjoys serving in her church, playing piano, singing, long walks, musical theater, making friends, and quality time with her husband (her very own prince charming) and two precious children.
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I am so excited for this one! Especially the fact that Lydia is taking parts of the original Little Mermaid story to put in her retelling.
I also sense a bit of depth in the magic system, and maybe a love triangle?
My predicted rating is: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
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What are you thoughts on the original fairytale? I love it when authors use that as their base instead of Disney’s retellings!
Thanks for reading!
Stay fun! I’ll see you in the next one.