What is a mermaid?
Mermaids are half woman, half fish mythological creatures that sometimes have the power to mesmerize people with just a song. Like sirens, they enjoy the occasional man killing but also like to be heroic and attempt rescue at times as well. Key word: attempt. They can easily forget that humans don’t have gills…
What do you love about mermaids?
I love that they don’t really have a label. They can be cute and loveable like Ariel or they can be totally evil and deadly like the mermaid from She Creature. And they don’t need fangs or claws or super strength to injure anybody; they have their voices. How kick-ass is that? To lure and drown someone by just singing? Unlike vampires and werewolves, who only have stories of bloodlust and full moons, mermaids have this undiscovered world and background that nobody has really explored yet. They’re kind of a mystery and breath of fresh air and I hope they get a bigger spotlight in YA literature in the future! Mermaids FTW!
- Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
- Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
- Siren by Tricia Rayburn
- Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando