Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she's never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu's seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he's gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there's a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it's for the best that he's dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she'll have to get closer to Clay. Lia's parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.
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Love this book!
Absolutely loved this fantastic novel! While its target audience is for teenagers, this book is perfect for readers of all ages! It takes a fun, creative spin on a Mermaid theme, and makes it easy for readers to care about the characters.
Little mermaid twist
This is a tale or twist from the little mermaid, about a young girl finding herself when she feels like she doesn’t quite fit the proper mold. This book is about true love and all that entails. Good read for younger teens.
Little mermaid. Mermen. True love. Curse. True friendship.
magical mermaid story
"Clever, well-written and insanely unique, EMERGE brings us deep into the lives of mermaids, where coming of age has never been so magical."--Award-winning author Jennifer Gooch Hummer