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The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

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A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a rich, riveting fantasy set in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic.

Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian the man to earn the respect and protection of the crew. For Flora, former starving urchin, the brutal
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Candlewick Press
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Tara ☽
Jul 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
*sniffs the air* Do I smell a sapphic pirate romance?
Charlie Anders
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea will take you on the journey of a lifetime. Maggie Tokuda-Hall has created characters that I've never seen before, and then put them into an adventure that feels more real than real life, and twice as unpredictable. I wanted to live in the world of this book forever, and I can't stop obsessing about the rich tapestry of pirates, mermaids, witches and conniving nobles who inhabit it. The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea might just remind you why you fell in love ...more
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
Oct 03, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
There may come a day when "it's about pirates and it's also queer" doesn't immediately make me click want to read, but it is not this day
Dahlia
My official blurb for this book is “An utterly romantic and breathless adventure that wouldn’t let me sleep until I’d devoured every last word. It’s a journey of love, magic, and self-discovery unlike any I’ve ever read.”

My unofficial blurb is that no word of my official blurb is remotely an exaggeration - it's one of the most compelling books I've read in ages, and I absolutely could not put it down. I did not expect such an incredible gender self-examination in such a wild adventure, or for
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Lea (drumsofautumn)
Jun 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released
“magic and mayhem set aboard a pirate ship” y’all know this was written for me, don't even pretend otherwise
♠ TABI ♠
Jul 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
well of course magic and mayhem is what I expect of life aboard a pirate ship okay

anna (½ of readsrainbow)
adventures, pirates and a poc f/genderfluid couple...................... i literally could not ask for more
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
...a story of magic and mayhem set aboard a pirate ship...
More pirates to add to my TBR!!!
Isabella (lives_in_ya_books)
1.23.2020
another cover that really popped off. i love it.
Rebecca
Sep 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
“A story of magic and mayhem set aboard a pirate ship.”

Well SIGN ME UP.
Lindsay
Jan 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
this cover is so STUNNING!!! iM IN LOVE
Joe
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly charming and creative world building. I couldn’t get over how FUN every environment this book took me through was.
I really connected with the main character. I feel like I know them in real life.
Micaela Muldoon
Jun 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
No pirate story is complete without magic and mayhem.
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