Want Books: Mermaid – A Twist on the Classic Tale

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted by Chachic at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.

I recently read in an article that Sony Pictures will make a fairy tale retelling of The Little Mermaid. The film will be an adaptation of Carolyn Turgeon’s novel, Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale.

Here’s the summary from Booklist on Amazon:

Turgeon refashions Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved classic, The Little Mermaid, into something altogether darker and more foreboding. When two women from two decidedly different worlds fall for the same prince, what else can ensue but heartache and misery? After rescuing a human from the sea, mermaid Princess Lenia falls hard for Prince Christopher, even agreeing to give up her beautiful voice and to endure the constant pain caused by her new legs in order to pursue him on dry land. Meanwhile, Princess Margrethe has also set her sights on the handsome prince in hopes of uniting their two warring kingdoms. With Lenia’s life on the line and war looming on the horizon, the prince’s choice is bound to have catastrophic consequences. More robust than a fractured fairy tale, Turgeon’s brooding retelling gives voice to both women, fleshing out an essentially tragic tale of destiny and desire. Not exactly a cozy bedtime story, but guaranteed to keep you guessing who, if anyone, will live happily ever after.

Being a fan of mermaids, I would love to have a copy of this novel, so I called the local bookstores and asked for the availability of this book. Unfortunately, they don’t carry this title; thus, I have to special order it from one of the bookstores and wait for at least 2-3 months until the book arrives. My patience will certainly be tested.

I can’t wait to get hold of this book!


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