Princess of Mermaids
Under the sea lives Fiora, the child of a human and a mermaid. Despite her best efforts, she has never found a place to belong. Worse, the other mermaids have accused her of waking a kraken with dark magic and threatened to silence her.
Above on land lives King...more
Okay, so, right off let's talk about Fiora. In the first book she was overbearing and clearly not the kindest soul in the room. She was competitive and knew exactly what she wanted. She was well- ...more
Fiora was such an interesting character. I loved reading about her journey and reading about her fall in love. All her life Fiora wanted to ...more
It's for those reasons that I feel slightly disappointed in the PRINCESS OF MERMAIDS. It still has a strong female character with agency--except when she's giving up because nobody likes her (only at one point recognizing that her own behavior ...more
This is the third book in the Fairy Tale Adventures series by A.G. Marshall.
This was a really interesting book. I like how the first two books in this series feature characters that will show up in upcoming books. Although, I was not a fan of Fiora in book one. She came off as annoying and self righteous. In this book we experience her feelings and who she really is after her father banishes her to the sea. Carina’s father did a similar thing in book two. I feel so sorry for these chara ...more
Fiora might still have a temper and be wildly un-ladylike, at least she had a reason. Although she might not deserve the super-kind-and-somehow-awkwardly-charming Gustave, I didn't hate her, which was a plus. Besides, she did show some true heart in the end. Her bravery wasn't something I expected, so that was a nice surprise. And Gustave, o ...more
I don't know much about the Little Mermaid story. I watched the Disney version in French class over 20 years ago and I can still sing "Kiss the Girl" in French...LOL.
Fiora wasn't my favorite character in book 1. Gustave was fun in book 2. Honestly, I don't remember much of him in book 1.
This story was full of turns for me. But that might be due to the lack of knowledge of the original story. I liked this one though!
I loved the mermaid family and then the new f ...more
I would recommend you start with the first two books in the series and then also continue to the authors website to read additional notes and chapters regarding the characters
I loved that Fiora struggled to fit in as a mermaid not because she randomly pined for land or love, but rather she was half-human and she had a bit of a dual nature. She liked some things about being under the sea, but also had lots of good points about ...more
This was a fascinating read that I thoroughly enjoyed. AG Marshall's world-building is fantastic and subtly wove the story of the Little Mermaid throughout this book. Redeeming Fiora after the first book was quite the feat, but well-done! This was sweet and clean, I'd rate it PG for some references to nakedness and loose morals. ...more
To start let me say I had trouble getting through the first book but Im so glad I did as the second was good and this one was truly excellent. First, I love that a previously disliked character was the heroine and we got to see her redeemed as both she became more self aware and we got to know her. Second, I love the level of detail and complexity in the story. This was not just a mindless read. Third, I love that the characters acknowledge the ridiculous romance ...more
Over the corse of the past few days, ive been reading this series. And ive found a bunch of posatives. Like how these books are so much longer than your average fairy tale rewrites. Or how unique this retelling is. Or how nice it is to have an overall plot between the books.
But I just cant give this book more than 4 stars. Any of the books. This is because the auther makes it painfully ovbious how much time is going by in the book(which mostlikely than not is a very short amount of time). ...more
There were a lot of grammatical errors including extra words that made the sentence not make any sense. The storyline was okay but we were rooting for the sharp tongued, disrespectful, princess that we didn’t like in The Princess of Shadows. The book was very negative with numerous scowls and glares. I described it as the dumb prince fell in love with the rude girl. A lot of building up and it took too long to finish. Also for the ending of the series it felt incomple ...more
In addition to writing books, she has published numerous piano solos including Romanza, Forgotten Waltz, and Notes from the Past.