Best mermaid books

Do you know mermaid or merfolk themed books (either for childen, young adults or adults?) and happen to like them. List them here and rank the best highest. Thank you!
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3.78 avg rating — 921,113 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 10,557 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 298 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 67,810 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 2,782 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 4,910 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 3,467 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 6,999 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 5,715 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 770 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 3,580 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 7,592 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 7,857 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 16,967 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 4,246 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 312,815 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 3,366 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 1,226 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 210 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 1,666 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 7,436 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 2,531 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 4,953 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 9,168 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 2,994 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 23,192 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,064 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 4,174 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 76 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 2,609 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 1,124 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 1,497 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 340 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 353 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 1,426 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 175 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 974 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 2,671 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 556 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 328 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 502 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 2,937 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 162 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 1,744 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 1,011 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 173 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 38,996 ratings
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3.41 avg rating — 484 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 527 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 438 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 400 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 41 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 426 ratings
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411 books · 926 voters · list created November 6th, 2009 by oliviasbooks (votes) .
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message 1: by Kayla (new)

Kayla Another wonderful mermaid book!
Mermaid - by Carolyn Turgeon *^_^*


message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin There were a few, maybe only two, books back in the 80s. All I remember is Wine Red Sea or Wine Dark Sea in one of the titles. But the heroine is taken by the mer folks because she can be transformed into one of them, given gills etc..... And the book was very good about tackling her adjustment to a life unsea. If this rins a bell with anyone I'd love to re read the books.


message 3: by Erin (new)

Erin Found it.....Across a Wine Dark Sea by Jessica Bryan. It was very original and I loved it.
http://www.amazon.com/Across-Wine-Dar...


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Wahle There were actually three books in the Jessica Bryan series - Beneath a Saphire Sea (with a merman) and Dawn on a Jade Sea. I still have my orignal copies and think I may need to go back and read them again!


message 5: by Karla (new)

Karla Paramo yeah!


message 6: by Iggy (new)

Iggy Starfish have you guys checked out Last Night I Swam With a Mermaid?

It's only $25 and you can buy it at www.lastnightiswamwithamermaid.com


message 7: by B. (new)

B. Water Trilogy. Kara Dalkey.


message 8: by E J (new)

E J Sankey There is a brand new Mermaid book out there called NaLee you can find it at NaLee2010.com...342 pages of pure mermaid fantasy!! Check it out!!!


message 9: by Terrichilcutt (new)

Terrichilcutt i can't wait to read this i think i will love this are these books realy good i realy want to read this book's so bad.


message 10: by E J (new)

E J Sankey AWE yay!! I hope you enjoy it when you do read it :) thank you very much


message 11: by Moira (new)

Moira Laidlaw Ugh! I remember reading this book from my elementary school library ages ago about this mermaid girl. It was in a series and there was some sort of competition, but I remember she was betrayed by a friend near the end of the book. Not a lot to go on, I know, but if anyone has any ideas as to what book I'm talking about I would appreciate it! I really want to find this book again since I never got to finish reading the series!


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Moira wrote: "Ugh! I remember reading this book from my elementary school library ages ago about this mermaid girl. It was in a series and there was some sort of competition, but I remember she was betrayed by ..."

YES I think I know what you're talking about. Some of them had legs, some didn't. There was an air chamber where they kept books. There was some sort of nursery that raised creatures that had a physic bond to the queen or something... am I thinking of the same one?


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Amanda wrote: "Moira wrote: "Ugh! I remember reading this book from my elementary school library ages ago about this mermaid girl. It was in a series and there was some sort of competition, but I remember she wa..."

WOOHOO found it, Ascension (Water #1)
by Kara Dalkey


Bespectacledreader Thank God for this list.


message 15: by Dianne (last edited Feb 07, 2015 09:31AM) (new)

Dianne PourakaI'd love for you to check out Pouraka. It's an underwater romance. I think you will like it. It's new. There's a short story prologue that introduces it too on Amazon.


message 16: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne Wiestling I'm really liking "Updrift", by Errin Stevens. She really "fleshes out" the whole nature of what being a "hygromorph" ("their term") really is - physically, spiritually, and how they function in their own society and with human ones. A bit of hot fish/two-legger bodice-ripping romance is involved as well. This new author keeps a thinking reader happy in all the ways a good book should, while maintaining her beautifully written prose to immerse us (pun intended) fully into the world of these magnificent beings.


message 17: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I have to reccomend 'Salva Me - the untold story of mermaids' by Joanna Beatty. Its awesome! Its the kind of book you just cant put down, and it stays with you!


message 18: by Tara (last edited Nov 26, 2017 10:53AM) (new)

Tara Eldana Try Tara Eldana’s series of novellas “In the Depths,” “On Thin Ice,” and “Under the Riptides.”


message 19: by Fiona (new)

Fiona there is a beautiful short story called "Robert Greenman and the mermai" in Anjali Sachdeva's collection of short stories All the names they used for God


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