Mermother: An Account of What Happened in the Sea

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Mermother: An Account of What Happened in the Sea

Mermother An Account of What Happened in the Sea A young woman explores the ancient mysteries of the sea in an unforgettable adventure of friendship and family Escaping from an abusive past she finds solace in an underwater world full of beauty we

  • Title: Mermother: An Account of What Happened in the Sea
  • Author: Elizabeth Jane Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9781482698237
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • A young woman explores the ancient mysteries of the sea in an unforgettable adventure of friendship and family Escaping from an abusive past, she finds solace in an underwater world full of beauty, wealth, and power Discover how her life is transformed as she struggles to find true love in a world that forbids it This novel has been published as a fundraiser for the IntA young woman explores the ancient mysteries of the sea in an unforgettable adventure of friendship and family Escaping from an abusive past, she finds solace in an underwater world full of beauty, wealth, and power Discover how her life is transformed as she struggles to find true love in a world that forbids it This novel has been published as a fundraiser for the International Ocean Institute.

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    1. Rain Jeys on said:

      Thank you very much to the author for sending me a review copy! Mermother is a fascinating re-imaging of mermaid lore that never shies away from difficult questions of myth or biology. I found it a highly refreshing read and am eagerly awaiting the sequel. The story follows 25-year old Briony, knocked from a boat by her abusive boyfriend, who awakens in a tidepool and is greeted by a lovely girl named Sylvie, who soon reveals herself to be a mer (not mermaid - mer). After the initial shock, Brio [...]

    2. Carpe diem (♫ נєѕѕι¢α♪) on said:

      2.5 stars.*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*Mermother is the story of a 25 year old woman, Briony, who, after apparently falling off a yacht the following evening, wakes up in a tide pool to a mermaid, Sylvie (who claims the term mermaid is incorrect, and insists they are just mers). The story goes on to tell how her life is affected by the meeting of said mermaid. Let me just start off by saying that I thought the idea for this book was absolutely lovely and [...]

    3. Elizabeth on said:

      This is my own novel. I have to reread it before I start working on the second book in my trilogy: Hard Salt.

    4. Tina on said:

      For more reviews, visit The Book LandersI must say, Mermother sure had me tearing through the pages throughout the second half of the book. I was interested from the beginning of the novel, but was not on-my-toes. However, starting from chapter 12, I was flipping the pages as fast as possible. The story starts out with Briony, the main character, waking up in a tide pool with no idea of how she got there. I personally felt that she was rather calm about the whole ordeal. I mean, she basically ex [...]

    5. L.Y. Levand on said:

      The story in Mermother was intriguing to me from the start. Mostly because the author specified in her request for reviewers that it was a mermaid story. I was given a free copy in exchange for a review. You are dropped into a first-person account, starting with the main character waking up in a tidepool by the sea, having fallen off a boat in the night. You don't know why, and you don't know how. The main character stays in the tidepool, too exhausted to leave, and before long, she meets a beau [...]

    6. Brittany Elsen on said:

      Mermother is a fast paced and unpredictable novel. The synopsis does not do a real good job of telling you the best parts about the book. The book is much more exciting than how the synopsis reads. It is a first person account of Briony, a 25 year old woman who wakes up in a tide pool, next to a "girl" named Sylvie. This other "girl" is actually a mermaid who shows Briony what is like to be a creature of the sea.Sylvie's character is really superficial and I found myself not liking her at points [...]

    7. Samantha on said:

      I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Mermother tells the story of Briony, a human woman who, after a ship incident, mets a mermaid named Sylvie and discovers what there is under the sea. Filled with mystery, fantasy, and a well written prose, Mermother gives a very unique look at mermaids. It tells Briony's story in a very original way. The story flows very smoothly, and the plot kept me guessing and eager to find out what happened next. I think Briony was such a great protago [...]

    8. Heidi Peltier on said:

      Briony begins this story lost at sea, but in reality she has spent her life lost on land. For this reason a group of mer led by Sylvie choose her to be the next mermother, a human woman who gives birth to new mers. Much of the story centers around Briony learning her new surroundings and becoming accustomed to life in the sea and the way of the mers. She builds and learns new relationships, ones more committed than she has ever experienced before. To her horror, she learns that the way of the me [...]

    9. Ratri Anugrah on said:

      The story is pretty exciting. The life under the water is described very good so I didn't have problem to imagine it. You can find a lot of explanation about mermaid. Well, in this book, it's not 'mermaid' but it's 'mer'. When I read the book, I found myself in the tide pool beside Briony and Sylvie. I was there, listened to the conversation. I sometimes mumbled when I disagree with Sylvie's theory. When Briony tried to breath the sea, I imagined muself trying to do so. But of course, I remember [...]

    10. April on said:

      After reading this book, I still feel a bit torn. The story was well formed, but I still have trouble understanding Briony's mindset. I simply have a difficult time understanding some of her choices and even some of her feelings. I am hoping that the second book will be able to reconcile some of these issues for me. I did like the idea of the story though and feel that there is so much more to tell. The author can definitely take the series toward a number of places and I am interested to see wh [...]

    11. Miesha on said:

      I received this book after winning a competition and I am completely torn on the likability of this book, on one hand i think it was a different approach to the mermaid genre, a lot better than reading the same old story about the teenage girl who likes the sea then bam! shes a mermaid/siren/selkie.ever i didn't understand briony at all her reactions and decisions felt a bit too unreal for me, and also i didn't love the writing style of the book i felt the pace changed to much, like different wr [...]

    12. Kathy on said:

      I have always been fascinated by mermaids, which is why I found this book so uniquely interesting. I grew envious of the way Briony discovers the many wonders of the sea and of life, since, as I said, the sea fascinates me. I did find the character Briony a bit difficult to take. From a flighty brat, she is transformed into a moody pregnant woman in the book. At times, she was rather difficult to take. I had some doubts about another character also. Sylvie, the mermaid Briony encounters, is myst [...]

    13. Joanne Davidson on said:

      I found this book to be emotionally compelling, leaving me with many questions about the main character and the circumstances that led her to the place that she found herself at the beginning of the book. Much of the story line revolves around the inner turmoil and transformation of Briony (protagonist), a young woman who finds herself in a tide pool after having mysteriously disappeared off of a boat. She is befriended by an unusual young woman, and drawn into a world that gradually unfolds wit [...]

    14. Cassandra Di on said:

      I received this book for free in exchange for a review. I was excited to read this book and was not let down. I finished it within a day as the plot had me turning the pages at lightning speed.The conversations between Sylvie and Briony threw me off a little, I came to accept that Sylvie was as changeable as the ocean she calls her home, but her extreme reactions didn't sit well with me at first. I did however, enjoy Briony's development throughout the story and the light romance that develops t [...]

    15. Bridget on said:

      This book gave me a lot of mixed feelings. I enjoyed it overall I suppose. This book had no characters that I seemed to fall in love with. I felt they we're all a little off. The only character I seemed to kinda like was Briony which was nice since she told the story. I thought this book contained a lot of frustration. The conversations that Sylvie and Briony had seemed tense and they we're rarely happy if at all. I ended up liking the plot and the ending was pretty good. I agree with some of th [...]

    16. Danielle on said:

      I was given this book to write an honest review. I really liked it and managed to read it in 2 days literally couldn't put it down!! I liked the characters but would have liked to have seen a bit more from delphine, Damian and the male mer especially I was very interested in him!! The story line I was not expecting at all I thought it all played out really good and I was really interested in what was going to happen to the characters. the only thing that bugged me was that there was no descripti [...]

    17. Mandiann on said:

      3.5 stars*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*I found this book very hard to get into. I attempted to read it a few times before succeeding. I found the first 5-7 chapters to be very slow and a bit painful at times. But I was very glad that I pushed through the beginning as I really enjoyed the story and halfway through the book I couldn't put it down. I found the take on mythical creatures who live in the water to be original and interesting. Although I hated B [...]

    18. Janessa King on said:

      I was given a free copy of this book, so thanks again Elizabeth!This book was pretty good. At first, it was a little slow going, but about half way through I couldn't put it down. I loved this twist of the mermaid tale, and all the "facts" in the story made a lot of since. If mers do or did exist at one point, I believe this would be how they lived.Little Zee was so adorable! There's so many questions left unanswered, but hopefully they'll be answered in the second installment. I can't wait to r [...]

    19. Angelique Iannetta on said:

      I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review I liked the book a lot. I have always wanted to read a book about Mermaids. Mermother is about a woman named Briony who meets a mermaid named Sylvie and has chosen her to be the next mermother. As I was reading the book, It felt like I was right there listening to the conversations between Sylvie and Briony. I love the parts where she is finding herself. I loved all the characters in the story. I wish that it was a little bit longer. I also [...]

    20. Jessica Stevenson on said:

      I am torn by this book. There were somethings that were left unanswered which I believe will come in her next books. The writing at the beginning throw me off as I didn't know if it was poor writing or part of the story. It ended up being a part of the story. This story kept my interest the whole way through I never wanted to put it down for any length of time. The concept of the story and plot were great the excecution was average.

    21. Tabby Shiflett on said:

      A mermaid novella with a good plot. The setting and descriptions are well-defined, and the supporting characters, Mers and humans alike, are wonderful. The MC is sometimes juvenile and could be a bit more developed. She acts more like a teenager than a 25-year old. In the beginning the dialogue is slow, but becomes better honed by the end. There's a potentially interesting storyline for the next installment too Member Giveaway

    22. Melissa on said:

      I was given this collection in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed this story about mermaids and the sea. The story of Briony and Sylvie was captivating. The characters were relatable and the storyline was well developed. There are times when you are so lost in the pages you feel like you are there with the characters. I look forward to reading more from the author.

    23. Wai-kay on said:

      The story was really great. I could not put the book down.I think this novel should be classified as young adult literature. Having Briony as the narrator limits having a big picture view of the adventure. The author also holds back on any intimate/romantic details.I hope there will be a sequel!

    24. InD'tale Magazine on said:

      What a unique, and interesting concept to a story! The biggest thing missing in this novel, is the lack of a back story where Briony is concerned. Read full review in the 2013 July/August double issue of InD’tale Magazine.

    25. Kim culbertson on said:

      very good book, I found it a very enjoyable read. would really like to read book 2!

    26. Lynn Worton on said:

      I received a complimentary print copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review in 2013. Unfortunately, due to my rather large reading list, I haven't been able to read it until recently.This is an intriguing fictional novella. I enjoyed it.Briony is an intriguing character. I really wanted to like her, but found her to be a little selfish and immature at times to say she's twenty-five years old. After an accident at sea (or was it?) she wakes up in a tide pool, where she finds [...]

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