What are the best YA mermaid books?

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    #1Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy)

    Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy)

    Of Poseidon by Anna Banks is a romantic fiction novel published in 2012. This book follows the story of the prince of Syrena as he finds a human who can communicate with sea creatures. This is the first book in The Syrena Legacy series.


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    Vicky Lu
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Of Poseidon is an excellent read. Powerful, intriguing, and poignant. As Gallen searches for "the one", he hesitates that Emma is who he is searching for, until she proves herself to him in unexpected ways. "
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    #2Forgive My Fins

    Forgive My Fins

    Forgive My Fins is a beautiful book written by Tera Lynn Childs that tells the story of Lily, a half-mermaid and half-human creature who need to find the love. Its pages show us a funny tale full of captivating characters. 


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    Sean Schultz
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Young adult genre is very reader specific and not everything is written for everyone even inside that genre. "Forgive My Fins" is a weak story to be honest and I doubt the target audience would be eager to give it a shot. The characters are very shallow, clueless and unrelatable. The whole book feels like a cheap knock off of some Disney movie and I doubt that many YA readers would be willing to spend any time on it. "
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    #3Tempest Rising

    Tempest Rising

    Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs is a great book about a half-mermaid creature that has to decide between stay on land o go to the ocean. It is an entertaining tale with an amazing end!


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    Virginia Chen
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is an interesting book on mermaids. Good choice."
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    Everblue is a fantasy fiction novel by Brenda Pandos. It follows the story of young Ashlyn Frances Lanski who is bored with her ordinary life and who discovers magic beneath Lake Tahoe. It was published in 2012 by Obsidian Mountain.


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    Rigoberto Villarreal
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I don't really like books like this but you know what it's a good one. I loved every minute of it and the overall immersive story was in it."
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    #5Ingo (The Ingo Chronicles)

    Ingo (The Ingo Chronicles)

    Ingo by Helen Dunmore is a mythology book perfect for young adult readers. This book was published in 2006. The plot started when Sapphire's father mysteriously vanished into the waves.


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    Hu Dong
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Ingo is the perfect story for sea lovers. This book about Mermaids and Merman the mythical land of Ingo . Sapphire desire to see her father again who was lost at sea. I like the imagination in this story and what we think we have lost is not lost at all."
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    #6Wake (Watersong)

    Wake (Watersong)

    Wake by Amanda Hocking is the first book in the Watersong series. It tells the story of Gemma whose life has changed suddenly after being invited by Penn, Lexi, and Thea. Gemma becomes stronger, faster and more beautiful but these powers come with a price.


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    Pamela Meyer
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I have been a fan of Young Adult fiction for quite some time. I am not as big of a fan of mythological creatures and mermaids. I do enjoy the plot and character development in this book. Gemma is a strong female lead, and the Watersong series seems like it is promising for success among the YA fans. "
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    #7Lost Voices

    Lost Voices

    Lost Voices by Sarah Porter is the first book in the Lost Voices trilogy. It tells the story of a 14-year old Luce who transformed into a mermaid after accidentally falling off into icy waves. Luce possesses an amazing singing voice and becomes the queen's potential rival.


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    Emma Xu
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "This book is a little disturbing for a young person as it involves an assault. For an older audience I would think. An interesting idea, just not one of the best."
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    #8Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy)

    Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy)
    Of Triton by Anna Banks is the second book in The Syrena Legacy series. It tells the story of Emma who later struggles with an identity crisis as she finds out that her mother is the long-lost Poseidon princess.

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    Ethan Bennett
    Written on March 12, 2018
    ""So... This is a pretty clean romance filled with Insta love and clingy hormonal teens. Most of the people in this series don't really have much sense.. I think I remember why I never finished this series. After a while, the angst gets to be too much. Lol. Alternating POVs, no cliff hanger this time. ..and I get to wait while the characters take forever to figure out what I did 3 to 5 chapters ago." - "Quietquil" [Verified Purchase]"
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    #9Sea Change

    Sea Change
    Sea Change by Aimee Friedman is a fantasy book about a 16-year-old girl named Miranda Merchant who finds new friends and discovers a mysterious island where she meets Leo. Her views about boys have changed as she builts friendship with Leo.

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    Sara Kim
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Sea Change is a good young adult book that hints at mermaids and takes place on Selkie Island. A good read about growing up, old family drama, and young adult romance."
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    Siren is a fantasy novel written by Tricia Rayburn that tells the story of Vanessa, a seventeen-year-old girl who lives with many fears. This amazing tale is the perfect option for those who are interested in paranormal love story!


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    Janet Adams
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "One of the best young adult mermaid books that I have had the pleasure of reading lately has to be Siren by Tricia Rayburn. I really love this type of fantasy novel and have really been reading a lot of her works lately."
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    #11Tide Knot

    Tide Knot

    Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore is a mythology perfect for young adult readers. This book tells the adventures of Sapphire and her brother under the mysterious world of the sea.


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    Larry Simpson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Tide Knot is a wonderful story for young people. I recall buying this one for my daughter after having read it myself and she simply loved it. I knew she would like it from the moment I read the first page."


Best What are the best YA mermaid books
1Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy)Books 37 Paid
2Forgive My FinsBooks 33 Paid
3Tempest RisingBooks 32 Paid
4Everblue Books 30 Paid
5Ingo (The Ingo Chronicles)Books 26 Paid
6Wake (Watersong)Books 22 Paid
7Lost VoicesBooks 20 Paid
8Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy)Books 18 Paid
9Sea ChangeBooks 16 Paid
10SirenBooks 5 Paid

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