The Mermaid's Daughter

The Mermaid's Daughter

A modern-day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, this unforgettable debut novel weaves a spellbinding tale of magic and the power of love as a descendent of the original mermaid fights the terrible price of saving herself from a curse that has affected generations of women in her family.Kathleen has always been dramatic. She suffers from the bizarre...

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Title:The Mermaid's Daughter
Author:Ann Claycomb
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ISBN:0062560697
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:448 pages

The Mermaid's Daughter Reviews

  • Daurie Rothhaar
    Jan 10, 2017
    I loved this book! A modern fairy tale, with hints of Phantom of the Opera, this book drew me in and I couldn't put it down. I love the authors choice to incorporate the world of Opera, it felt like a very natural place for a Little Mermaid retelling. Adult fans of fairy tale retellings will not wan...
  • Becky
    Mar 06, 2017
    Kathleen has been plagued by pain all her life. Shooting, stabbing pains in her feet when she stands and walks, and persistent pain in her mouth so bad that it can incapacitate her. She's seen doctors and mental health professionals, been run through a barrage of tests, and even been committed but n...
  • Vickie
    Apr 01, 2017
    Wow! If The Mermaid's Daughter is Ann Claycomb's debut novel, I can't wait for her next one. This is a take on the classic fairy tale but is dark and edgy. I loved the fact that it takes place in the world of opera, that seems to meld together very well. I must admit that it took me a while to settl...
  • Marcy
    Apr 09, 2017
    First fantasy book I've read. But loved the story & loved the ending. ...
  • Carolina Troxell
    Apr 19, 2017
    this book is kind of dark but so well written and interesting. I'm hoping for a happy ending....
  • Deb
    Mar 21, 2017
    The Mermaid's Daughter is such a unique book that it is hard to explain and do it justice. As mentioned in the blurb, it is a modern update of the fairy tale, The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. It is as dark, actually probably even darker, than the fairy tale and set in the world of musi...
  • Marte Haga
    Apr 01, 2017
    Denne var eg skeptisk til i starten og det tok ein stund før eg blei vandt med både fortellerstil og plottet utgangspunktet, men når eg først kom inn i boka blei eg veldig reven med. Eg syntes boka tok seg betydelig opp i det fortellerstemmen bytta frå Kathleen til Harry. Først d...
  • Pamela Amatucci
    Apr 05, 2017
    "We felt the spell catch, a tug on the line we had flung across the ocean like the jerk a fisherman feels - she heard us, at least. Now we wait and wonder how to do what must be done."I got halfway and just couldn't do it anymore. The story is constructed in 4 different perspectives: Kathleen, Harry...
  • The Bookavid
    Mar 31, 2017
    Are you kidding me with this though.Chronic pain is not a damn plot device to set up your mermaid book? Can we stop using disabled people as an edgy premise? This is worse than MAGONIA. When will I find out that I have chronic pain bc I'm a mermaid?...
  • Mary
    Apr 13, 2017
    I am a lover of all things mermaid. Magical realism is one of my favorite genres. Fantasy, imagination, other worlds and possibilities. I saw this book and was excited. Sadly, it was completely unsatisfying. I found it bland, and, frankly, boring. There was nothing keeping me going. I had no connect...