Florian, born Flora, has been stuck on board the Dove for years, saving money to get herself and her brother to make a home of their own. Lady Evelyn Hasegawa has spent her life disappointing her parents, and her arranged marriage has put her on the Dove as well, left with only what fit in her casket. Their meeting may be the spark that changes both of their lives forever.
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea is a fantastic work of fantasy. The world Flora and Evelyn live in is wonderfully crafted in order to mold such an amazing story. There isn’t an overload of unnecessary history, and what we do get of the history is incredibly interesting. Truly, the worldbuilding in this book is astonishing.
I didn’t mean to read this entire book in one sitting, but I couldn’t seem to tear my eyes away from it. Every bit of this story is entirely captivating. Props to Ms. Tokuda-Hall for creating a world so rich and characters so lively. If you’re looking for a fantasy story full of romance, this is definitely the book for you.
Yours in love and literature, Page.
Content warning(s): implied/referenced sexual assault, violence, torture, death
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