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    Post Merfolk Books?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for any good books featuring mermen and mermaids? Every time I've searched up books about mermaids, I get books for little girls, and whenever I've searched up books about mermen, I get very graphically sexual books. I'd preferably like them to not follow stereotypes. Pretty much everything I've found so far, has been incredibly stereotypical. I'm not trying to offend people who have qualities stereotypically associated with merfolk, because that's totally amazing, but I just want to see some variety. I love when I can read things about my interests, but if everything is either pink, frilly, and cutesy, or full of sex, neither of which is all that appealing to me.

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    I recommend the waterfire saga. Mermaids, mermen, nothing stereotypic (in fact it sometimes pokes fun at the stereotypes) and lots of action!

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    I too have found the same issue. What the heck is with all the fluff and stuff?! I am currently reading The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (not enough Mer stuff, but good so far) May I also recommend The Sea Lady by HG Wells.

    I've gotta check out this Waterfire saga!! Thank you.

    And a whole blog dedicated to Mermaid books... Oh my! So much love!

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    One site you might want to check out is "Mer Books Blog." It has been up for years, and has many reviews on mermaid books as well as movies. It has been less active in the last few years, but there is still a lot of info.

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    Ugh, I have the same problem! There are only 2 books/series I've found so far that are not to "mature" or to little-kiddish. The two book series I have found are the Waterfire Saga and The Tail of Emily Windsnap. I love both of them and own several books from them.
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions!

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    Your blog looks like it has a lot of good reviews. I'll definitely check out some of the books.

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    A friend of mine has written two ya/fanticy books. The first one is at https://www.wattpad.com/story/423918...mations-book-1, second is at https://www.wattpad.com/story/467993...mations-book-2

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    Hey guys, I was looking for merfolk book recommendations that are not the usual stories, and found your thread. I'll definitely check out the series you posted

    I can also recommend you guys a new series, Underneath - A Merfolk Tale. The second book is coming this Tuesday

    Here's the blurb in case you're interested:

    When an injured merman is found washed up on a beach in Maine, his arrival at the ER leaves his new doctors at a loss of how to treat him. Worse, how are they going to keep him from the military's eager hands?

    One reporter is hot on the trail of what she believes is an elaborate hoax—or the story of a lifetime. A story that has her tracking elusive clues into an ever-growing house of secrets surrounding one of the richest families in New York City.

    For merfolk have been hiding in plain sight for centuries, and are now torn between sacrificing one of their own—or telling humanity the truth.

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