Fairy tale retellings are a hot commodity in teen lit, and there’s a simple reason – classics provide a fantastic base for a new and unique story. Anyone who knows me knows that I have the soul of a mermaid, so it only makes sense that I would gravitate to the retellings of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. It doesn’t matter if it’s a contemporary reimagining, an old-timey version with corsets and carriages and all that, or something completely out there, like space mermaids (seriously Marissa Meyer, I think you dropped the ball on leaving TLM out of the Lunar Chronicles, just saying), I love it all. Especially during Princess Week!
If you’re just as much of a land-mermaid AND fairy tale enthusiast as I am and need something to read, here are a couple of suggestions: