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Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM By Carolyn Turgeon

Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior who will live happily ever after Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms By the time Margrethe reachesTwo sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior who will live happily ever after Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father s greatest rival Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart A surprising take on the classic tale, Mermaid is the story of two women with everything to lose Beautifully written and compulsively readable, it will make you think twice about the fairytale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page.From the Trade Paperback edition.
  • Title: Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
  • Author: Carolyn Turgeon
  • ISBN: 9780307589989
  • Page: 456
  • Format: ebook

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Shannon Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
What could have been a poignant retelling of "The Little Mermaid" turned into a sappy mess with a lot of unfinished ideas. The beginning was gripping and fantastically told, the middle desperately grasped at sensuality and tragedy, while the ending deflated and fell flat. I was left feeling disappointed and cheated by this story. Even if you're not familiar with the original Hans Christian Andersen tale, you've probably seen Disney's "The Little Mermaid." I thought at first that this would be li [...]
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Carolyn Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I am very close to this author and think this might be the best book ever written.=)
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Jessica Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Two words come to mind after reading Carolyn Turgeon’s Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale: missed opportunity. Turgeon proved in 2009’s Godmother, a loose retelling of the Cinderella fairytale, that she can craft a well-designed and modern story in the magical realism genre. Mermaid was her chance to address the shortcomings of her previous book, like a tendency to write flat characters or oversimplify a love story. What’s more, Mermaid was an opportunity to modernize a fairy tale for ad [...]
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BAM The Bibliomaniac Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟for purely sentimental reasons When I was small there was a Japanese anime version of The Little Mermaid that would occasionally play on tv (channel 41 WDRB) on Sunday afternoon. This became my first exposure to a movie "princess" there was no Disney VHS when I was a child. I fell in love ❤️ with Prince Christopher along with the mermaid in the story. Little did I know that not too much younger than I had been, my daughter would do the same thing with a Prince Eric. This [...]
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Dominique Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
¨Go and you will see that nothing is as wonderful as our dreams can make it.¨ ★★★★: Lovely retelling of Hans Christian Andersen´sThe Little Mermaid . I liked this story more than the original story. It´s sweeter and less cruel. At first I didn´t care for the Princess´ POV, I just wanted to read about the mermaid (duh). But later on, the Princess´ POV became also interesting and contributed to the story of the mermaid.
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Mark Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
This was a book I picked up as a result of browsing though other people's reviews and as I love the stories of Hans Christian Andersen I thought i would give it a go. (Note to selflete your amazon account or move to a bigger house ). This book arrived yesterday and I read it last night. It took the original story and fleshed it out with back story of the three main characters. Sometimes this engorging with detail can cause adopted stories to flag but here I think it works quite well. The persona [...]
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Bluerose'sHeart Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I went through many stages of love/hate while reading Mermaid. It's an awesome example of why you should always finish a book(I don't always, by the way). It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the writing style, but once I did, I found it to be quite lovely(in a gothic sort of way). Then, I got so angry at the middle that I was tempted to stop reading and maybe throw it against the wall. By the end, the story redeemed itself.If I wasn't halfway familiar with the original version of "The [...]
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Jaylee Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
[All kinds of spoilers up in here.]There are two protagonists in this book. The princess is hiding out in a nunnery because of vague threats from the southern country. The mermaid is obsessed with the surface. Both fall in instalove with the prince within a few hours of meeting him, to the point where both are willing to give up everything they have to be with him. This is obnoxious in and of itself, but more so because the two of them didn't really spend any time with him, and the reader hardly [...]
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Stephanie Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Sooo a weird supernatural pregnancy and just over-all did I just read? I'm not sure what I expected but I don't think that was it. Also it was too short I think, could have done with more fleshing out. I haven't read the original Hans Little Mermaid though i've just seen the Disney one and that's been awhile. Also wrapped upo neatly.which is all i'll say for spoilers.3 stars. It was very readable, I enjoyed a lot of it and it was is a fast read but sadly it just fell flat in too many areas and m [...]
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Patrícia Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
girlinchaiselongueEm 1848, Hans Christian Andersen dava voz a uma das histórias mais amadas de sempre e em 1989, a Disney transformava-a num dos filmes mais apaixonantes da sua história. Sujeito a várias adaptações de todo o género ao longo do tempo, a história da Pequena Sereia voltou a ganhar vida em 2011 pelas mãos de uma escritora americana, Carolyn Turgeon que conseguiu relembrar o público da história de Andersen e mostrar que este conto pode ser belo mesmo sem músicas animadas e [...]
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Amelia Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
As an avid reader of the classics, it is impressive to find how close this was to Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. Obviously, there are some alterations to this latest “twist,” so don’t be expecting the exact fairy tale. The same gruesome cutting of the tongue for the mermaid’s payment is still there, but that’s an obvious necessity to the plot that could only have been downplayed by Disney (no offense to the movie – I still love the cartoon!).There are some softer points to Turgeon [...]
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Brandon Witt Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I've been obsessed with The Little Mermaid for as long as I can remember. First, the story by Hans Christian Anderson, then the cartoon based on his story, then Disney's version. I love them all. When I saw The Mermaid on the shelf in the store, I didn't think twice--I bought it. Then, I was nervous. It would be such and easy thing to mess up the story and give me a bitter taste in my mouth about my favorite story--Like the Broadway musical did (ugh). It was also highly probable that it would si [...]
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Elphaba J Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Acho fantástica a capacidade que algumas histórias têm de saltar do nosso imaginário pueril e nos atingirem na maturidade com a mesma intensidade de outrora, de um outrora em que desconhecíamos os desígnios da paixão, de um outrora em que ser-se sereia era um sonho quase tangível de alcançar.É entre o vento frio das terras altas norte e o murmurar selvagem das ondas do mar que conhecemos as três personagens principais desta história que reavivarão as memórias da nossa infância, n [...]
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Brooke Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I initially read about this book on "Entertainment Weekly", with the announcement that it was going to be made into a movie. I was immediately intrigued by the fact that it was based much more closely on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale than the *ahem* other mermaid stories out there currently. In other words, there are no talking animal sidekicks or murderous French chefs, and the sea witch actually ISN’T evil.Lenia is the daughter of the Sea King, and has just turned 18. It’s a merma [...]
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Sarah Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I am not going to review this on my blog, so I'll jot down some thoughts here. I got this book from the library and decided to read it for no other reason than it was about mermaids and I haven't read enough books with mermaids in them. Anyway, Mermaid was a retelling of The Little Mermaid. The writing was good, but not good enough to redeem the awkward plot, two-dimensional characters, uncomfortable dialogue and half-built world. Mermaid, on the whole, is shockingly slow moving for such a short [...]
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S.K. Munt Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
*This review contains spoilers*5 stars as a mermaid story, 3 for reading experience. Okay This is a TOUGH review to write.As a quick summary, this is a re-telling of The Little Mermaid (the original) but instead of being told from the perspective of the mermaid alone, you get half of the POV from the human princess who is trying to marry the object of the mermaid's affection instead.In so many ways this book was absolutely mesmerising. I thought that the author's style really suited the era and [...]
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Bonnie (A Backwards Story) Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
One of my favorite fairy tales has always been The Little Mermaid. Mermaids fascinate me; I’ve been writing stories about them since elementary school. With this tale, while I’m obsessed with the sugary Disney version I grew up with, I also love the original story. It’s so sad and tears my heart apart. The mermaid goes through absolute hell in order to be with the man she loves and in the end, it still isn’t enough. Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon deals with the Hans Christian Anderson versio [...]
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Nely Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
As a big fan of 'Disney's The Little Mermaid' and having read Ms. Turgeon's Godmother a few years back, I knew that I could not go without reading this dark and gothic retelling. Obviously Hans Christian Andersen's tale of The Little Mermaid is the back bone of this story, but sadly I've never read his version so I can't do any comparisons to his work. What I can tell you is that this is the story of two sheltered princesses. One princess resides on the land while the other lives "under the sea" [...]
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Johanna Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Mermaidby Carolyn TurgeonGenre: Paranormal Romance | Fantasy | HistoricTwo princesses (one earthbound, one aquatic) vie for the heart of a prince in this new twist on the classic fairy tale.For 18-year-old mermaid princess Lenia, the world of men could not be a more exotic or fascinating place. Although her experience with humans is limited to the shipwrecks and dead sailors she comes across in her ocean-floor kingdom, she yearns for more. She gets her wish when she is finally permitted to go up [...]
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Caroline Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Turgeon's interpretation of the original Little Mermaid is an entertaining, interesting read. At its best, it is intriguing and original, in that it delves not only into the perspective of the mermaid, but her rival, the princess. However, as entertaining as the book can be, and at times, even a little touching, it falls short of being really good with typical pitfalls.Again, the exploration of Margrethe's--the princess whom the mermaid's beloved prince is supposed to wed--perspective is origina [...]
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Fairytalecritic Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is about love and sacrifice. The little mermaid falls in love with a man she cannot have, gives up everything to be with him, and is rejected in favor of a human girl, and as a result dies and is turned to sea foam. It’s a story about sacrificing everything and getting nothing in return, of wishing you could give up everything if only something would turn out your way. Of wanting what you know you cannot have, hoping against all hope. And this is what Turgeon re [...]
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Melanti Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
The first half of this was a stronger book than the second half, IMO.I was very pleased with how in-tune Turgeon was with HCA's Christian themes in the first half - and she managed to incorporate his themes without turning it into an explicitly Christian novel.But somehow, once Lenia became human, her longing for a soul got lost amongst the love triangle. The love triangle is absolutely necessary for this book - don't misunderstand me - but in the first half it's clear she loves the idea of a so [...]
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Aimee Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I have many fond memories of watching Disney's The Little Mermaid with my daughter when she was little. It was her favorite movie. When I saw this retelling of the mermaid tale I was intrigued and ended up pleasantly surprised. First of all, this was a short, light read. I finished it in two days easy. The story revolves around the mermaid Lenia who longs to be human and falls in love with a prince that she saves in a storm at sea. The other part of this love triange is Margrethe, a princess fro [...]
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Stephanie Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Unlike Disney, Turgeon stays relatively close to the original, which let me just say is dark and depressing as all get-out. If you can spare (if that) an hour, read it if you haven't already. She does, true to promise, deliver a bit of a twist. Not really in the sense that it switches between the princess from the convent and the mermaid, but rather in what happens towards the ending. Taking the land-bound princess's angle was in a sense predictable, since the story was a love-triangle from the [...]
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Alexa Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I picked up this book with fond memories of retold fairytales I'd read in the past and loved. I really hoped this book would fit into that category. It did not.First of all, there was way too much God in this book. I don't usually have an issue with religion in literature (though I can't say many of the books I read contain much in the way of serious religion), but this felt so forced. The princess was hiding in a convent, the mermaid was moved by the sight of the cross, she wanted to be connect [...]
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EZRead eBookstore Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
As an avid reader of the classics, it is impressive to find how close this was to Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. Obviously, there are some alterations to this latest “twist,” so don’t be expecting the exact fairy tale. The same gruesome cutting of the tongue for the mermaid’s payment is still there, but that’s an obvious necessity to the plot that could only have been downplayed by Disney (no offense to the movie – I still love the cartoon!). There are some softer points to Turgeo [...]
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Edward's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring) Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
2.5 stars The thing that bugs me the most about fairy tales is the insta love and the fact that the characters aren't given much depth.This book was hardly an exception. We have the human princess who was sent to a convent because of the threat of attack on the North from the South. After the mermaid princess brings the Southern prince to the convent they both fall in love with him. Everything was almost identical to the original The Little Mermaid story except for maybe the ending (view spoiler [...]
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Angie Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I'll be honest in saying that when I initially picked up this book it was because I had $20 of a Groupon I had purchased that I had to spend and I wasn't sure what to expect.The twist on the tale is something I enjoyed, however the characters were very two dimensional with very little development. However, despite that I could relate on some level to the princess who felt she was destined for more and the the mermaid who longed for a world different from her own.Things you should be aware of pri [...]
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Kyle Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
This is an absolutely gorgeous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. I couldn't put it down. "The Little Mermaid" is one of those fairy tales that I've always thought could never be retold in a satisfying way because the original is so perfect the way it is. But Carolyn Turgeon has done it and succeeded. The main thrust of her novel is a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the original story, the main twist being her exploration of the character of the rival princess who eventually [...]
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Michaela Dec 15, 2018 - 02:01 AM
I really liked this book up to halfway through. Then I was really shocked that the author included some of the stuff she did. Spoilers AheadFor example, many (seriously, there were a lot!) sex scenes were included. She didn't go into detail, but it was so completely unnecessary. Following this, of course the mermaid had to get pregnant with the prince's baby, and of course, they couldn't be married. There was just so many sex scenes in this book that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It could h [...]
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Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale By Carolyn Turgeon Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior who will live happily ever after Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms By the time Margrethe reachesTwo sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior who will live happily ever after Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father s greatest rival Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart A surprising take on the classic tale, Mermaid is the story of two women with everything to lose Beautifully written and compulsively readable, it will make you think twice about the fairytale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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