{A Twist in the Tail} Get ready to TBR the most GORGEOUS mermaid novel you'll need to own this year!

Love fairy tales and mythology?
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!

Hi bookworms! As you know, I am ALWAYS on the lookout for books featuring fairy tales, mythology, and, of course, mermaids! I talk about them so much that I created A Twist in the Tail Thursdays.

This past weekend, I was at ALA Midwinter, and I discovered a book we are all going to be fawning over on  March 3rd when it hits the shelves -- MERMAID MOON by Susann Cokal!

Cokal is the critically acclaimed author of KINGDOM OF LITTLE WOUNDS, which has won, among other awards, a Printz Honor.

Both books have / will have STAINED PAGES. I have an early mock-up of what the final hardcover will look like and it is so, so, SO gorgeous.(Take off the jacket and the surprise is STUNNING!)

I mean, just LOOK!

And here it is with its big sister:

*swoon* I can't wait to see truly finished copies! What about you?

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: Kelly Braffet
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Candlewick Press


An award-winning author tells of a mermaid who leaves the sea in search of her landish mother in a captivating tale spun with beautiful prose, lush descriptions, empathy, and keen wit.

Blood calls to blood; charm calls to charm. It is the way of the world. Come close and tell us your dreams.

Sanna is a mermaid — but she is only half seavish. The night of her birth, a sea-witch cast a spell that made Sanna’s people, including her landish mother, forget how and where she was born. Now Sanna is sixteen and an outsider in the seavish matriarchy, and she is determined to find her mother and learn who she is. She apprentices herself to the witch to learn the magic of making and unmaking, and with a new pair of legs and a quest to complete for her teacher, she follows a clue that leads her ashore on the Thirty-Seven Dark Islands. There, as her fellow mermaids wait in the sea, Sanna stumbles into a wall of white roses thirsty for blood, a hardscrabble people hungry for miracles, and a baroness who will do anything to live forever.

From the author of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book THE KINGDOM OF LITTLE WOUNDS comes a gorgeously told tale of belonging, sacrifice, fear, hope, and mortality.