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Mermaids, Sirens & Other Sea Creatures @ SCCLD

Lies Beneath
Lies Beneath By Brown, Anne Greenwood Book - 2012 / SF BROWN ANNE Available in some locations

Annotation:As the only brother in a family of mermaids living in Lake Superior, Calder is expected to seduce Lily, the daughter of the man believed to have killed the mermaids' mother, but he begins to fall in love with her just as Lily starts to suspect the legends about the lake are true.

The Vicious Deep
The Vicious Deep By Córdova, Zoraida Book - 2012 / SF CORDOVA ZORAIDA Available in some locations

Annotation:After being sucked out to sea in a tidal wave, Tristan returns ashore on Coney Island with no memory of what happened to him--yet he can sense the emotions of others and dreams of a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

Tides By Cornwell, Betsy Book - 2013 / FICTION CORNWEL BETSY Available in some locations

Annotation:After moving to the Isles of Shoals for a marine biology internship, 18-yr-old Noah learns of his grandmother's romance with a selkie woman, falls for the selkie's daughter, and must work with her to rescue her siblings from his mentor's cruel experiments.

Wrecked By Davies, Anna Book - 2012 / SF DAVIES ANNA Available in some locations

Annotation:After a boating accident off Whym Island, South Carolina, takes the lives of four friends and injures three others, 17-yr-old Miranda meets Christian, a sort of merman who saved her life but was then charged by a sea witch to kill her.

Monstrous Beauty
Monstrous Beauty By Fama, Elizabeth Book - 2012 / SF FAMA ELIZABE Available in some locations

Annotation:In alternating chapters, tells of the mermaid Syrenka's love for Ezra in 1872 that leads to a series of horrific murders, and present-day Hester's encounter with a ghost that reveals her connection to the murders and to Syrenka.

Wake By Hocking, Amanda Book - 2012 / SF HOCKING AMANDA Available in some locations

Annotation:In the quiet seaside town of Capri, 16-yr-old Gemma enjoys a close bond with her sister Harper and a growing attraction to next-door neighbor with Alex, but everything changes when, after partying with newcomers Penn, Lexi, and Thea, Gemma discovers she has powers that will force a terrible choice.

Waterfell By Howard, Amalie Book - 2013 / SF HOWARD AMALIE Available in some locations

Annotation:Disguised as a human while waiting for the day she can claim her birthright as heir to her murdered father's undersea kingdom, Nerissa is challenged to a battle to the death by her family's betrayer when she comes of age.

The Brides of Rollrock Island
The Brides of Rollrock Island By Lanagan, Margo Book - 2012 / SF LANAGAN MARGO Available in some locations

Annotation:On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings--and to catch their wives. The witch Misskaella knows how to draw a girl from the heart of a seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast. And for a price a man may buy himself a lovely sea-wife.

September Girls
September Girls By Madison, Bennett Book - 2013 / FICTION MADISON BENNETT Available in some locations

Annotation:Vacationing in a sleepy beach town for the summer, Sam is pursued by hordes of blonde girls before falling in love with the unusual DeeDee, who compels him to uncover secrets about the community's ocean-dwelling inhabitants.

Teeth By Moskowitz, Hannah Book - 2013 / SF MOSKOWI HANNAH Available in some locations

Annotation:Rudy's life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote, magical island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother, Dylan. While Dylan recovers, Rudy sinks deeper and deeper into his loneliness.

Fathomless By Pearce, Jackson Book - 2012 / FICTION PEARCE JACKSON Available in some locations

Annotation:Celia, who shares mental powers with her triplet sisters, finds competition for a handsome boy with Lo, a sea monster who must persuade a mortal to love her and steal his soul to earn back her humanity.

Above World
Above World By Reese, Jenn Book - 2012 / SF REESE JENN Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future of high technology and genetic modification the Coral Kampii, like legendary mermaids, live isolated from the Above World, but when the devices that allows them to breathe underwater start to fail, 13-yr-old Aluna and her friend Hoku go to that forbidden place to find help.

Inland By Rosenfield, Kat Book - 2014 / FICTION ROSENFI KAT Available in some locations

Annotation:Returning to the coast after living in the Midwest, Callie's mysterious illness disappears, but when the water near her house begins to call her, she uncovers dangerous family secrets and jeopardizes everything and everyone she holds dear.

Renegade By Souders, J. A. Book - 2012 / SF SOUDERS J. Available in some locations

Annotation:Trained since the age of 3 to be Daughter of the People, 16-yr-old Evelyn believes her underwater world of Elysium is perfect until Gavin, a surface Dweller, stumbles into Elysium and she realizes that everything she knows is a lie perpetrated by "Mother".


Check out these books all about sea creatures like mermaids, mermen, sirens and selkies.

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