Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Bryn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well, to be more precise, a bloody, action-filled romance including the mermaid legend as Sirens, and lots of conflict between humans and factions of the sirens.
More than anything, it's a character study and a gradual shifting of priorities and emotions and it's quite LGBT friendly.
What's great about it is the body horror and the sign language, the slow building of trust, and eventually the heroism on both sides. Perle really comes into her own and this is NOT exactly a light rendition of the Little Mermaid... more like it's the gritty dystopian version.
Well worth the read. And it goes nicely with the growing trend of the mermaid genre! :)
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