Saturday, January 4

Book Review: In Sea-Salt Tears

Author: Seanan McGuire
Title: In Sea-Salt Tears (October Daye #5.1)
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Drama
Pages: ebook (only about 22 pages)
First Published: August 23rd, 2012
Where I Got It: Free online (at the author's website)

"It was 1972, and a teenage girl named Elizabeth Ryan thought that her world was coming to an end. Elizabeth was the daughter of two Selkies, you see, and she had just been passed up for a skin. But then a mysterious cousin who calls herself Annie appears, and Elizabeth finds other things to think about...

It can be easy to forget that worlds don't wait for heroes before they begin. It can be easy to forget that things happened before the lights came up and the story started. This is one of those things that happened: this is one of those tales that slipped through the cracks. It is the story of a girl named Elizabeth, and a girl named Annie, and what they were to one another, in the sight and sounding of the sea.

Maybe it isn't fair. But fairy tales never really are."

This is a short story, so things are going to happen, short amount of times.

This was an interesting read. It was a weird and dark spin on mermaids, but it was pretty good. I liked the twist and I liked that it was a love story, but a tragic love story. I loved the references to Edgar Allen Poe (as you know I'm a sucker for that man and his stories/poems). 

Poor Annie....that is all I will say on that....

The only complaint I have is that I was confused from time to time. Especially when it came to the little girl at the end...WHERE THE HELL DID SHE COME FROM? Her mother is a lesbian and I don't recall her mother ever hooking up with a guy. I was baffled. Also, I do wish this was would make a great series. 

In conclusion, this was a nice and fun book. It was dark, but good. I loved the twist on the mermaid tale mixed with some good ol' Edgar Allen Poe. ^.^ Sorry this review isn't too long, but one can only say so much about a short story without giving away some major spoilers. Anyways...I shall recommend this for those that like short stories and mermaid tales. I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Annie and Elizabeth
Not-so Favorite Character(s): No one really...everyone was a victim in some way


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The little girl from her mother I guess going bi so she could have a kid to bring more maybe selkies to the world

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