- Title: How to be a Mermaid
- Author: Erin Hayes
- ISBN: 9781514264904
- Page: 386
- Format: Paperback
All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.Everything s great until she meets a gorgeous real life merman named Finn Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare she s turning into a mermaid herself ForAll Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.Everything s great until she meets a gorgeous real life merman named Finn Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare she s turning into a mermaid herself For real Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it s sink or swim In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too Summer 2015, award winning, and best selling authors will bring you romantic tales of mermaids, sirens, sprites, and other creatures of the deep Keep in touch as we reveal each title in our collection
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I didn’t know what to expect when I got this book but it was about mermaids so I was excited. The story was unique and captivating. I couldn’t put it down once I started. Tara is a character I not only related to, with her fascination for mermaids and other sea creatures; I wished I could be her. What girl obsessed with the Little Mermaid doesn’t fantasize about becoming a mermaid every time they step into water? The author captured all the elements of a great story, mystery, action, roman [...]
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest reviewHow to be a Mermaid was exactly what I hoped and expected from the blurb. It follows Tara who is a professional mermaid, she dons a mermaid tail and does shows in aquariums. Then things change and she really does become a mermaid. I really liked getting a view of professional mermaiding, I didn't even knew this really existed before reading this book. Tara is living her dream life, until her dream really becomes real. Her rea [...]
3.5 stars"Anyone who ever bragged about being a good public speaker never had to do it in front of thirty kids and their parents while wearing a bikini top and a mermaid tail."Mermaid books. They're tough. Honestly, I have yet to read one I become completely immersed in and this was no exception.I felt like this short story was very similar to Disney's The Little Mermaid. The characters were flat and the love story, if you can call it that, was rushed. The plot was also quite thin. I actually be [...]
I was looking for a series to fall in love with like the Goddess summoning series. I just did not love it. I just have noticed I don't love young adult books anymore. I just can't handle the immaturity anymore. Just an okay read for me.
celebrityreaders/2018/01/0I really liked this story line. A mermaid who can both breath under water and walk on land was reminiscent of the movie Splash, a movie I loved as a kid…with some big differences of course.First, I loved how she was a mermaid performer. I think that was the coolest summer job. And how she empathized with the animals at the aquariums was pretty cool too. The romance was not a main focus in this book. It was a subtle side story and it wasn’t done very well if I’m be [...]
I got an ARC copy of this book at UtopYA con this year, and immediately loved the cover because it's so pretty and summery!However, I was not a fan of the writing style and our main girl Tara. Tara has a strange obsession with mermaids, and references mermaids and being a mermaid almost constantly before finding out they exist. The insta-love she experiences in this book is a dosey, and I just don't understand her reactions to things. For instance, screaming when she realizes she's underwater. A [...]
*I was provided an ARC for free in exchange for an honest review.How to be a mermaid is one of those stories that will stick with you for a long time. It's simple and yet complex all wrapped up in the prettiest pink and blue cover! Tara is a young girl that has always had a dream to be a real mermaid, working in aquariums gives her that chance as close as life could allow. One day, she is taken off guard when she hears something that just isn't possible. Upon investigating it a series of events [...]
I really enjoyed this book. I love all things mermaid and HTBAM did not disappoint. It flowed nicely and kept my interest all the way through. I could visualize the main character going through her adventures deep in the ocean with different species of fish following her. The idea of being able to communicate with these creatures and see the reality of what we as humans are doing to the oceans and it inhabitants really struck a cord with me. Great job Erin Hayes and thank you for taking me on th [...]
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **Tara was drawn to being a mermaide performed in a traveling group as one and really enjoyed itbut there was something else driving here believes she hears a little dolphin asking for help and checks it out one nighte stumbles across his rescue by a gorgeous mand bumps her head and almost drownshis nae is Finn and he saves her and she gets introduced into a world of real life mermaids!Super Cuted worth a listenI have book [...]
I recieved this book with my July Lit-Cube box and although I would not have normally picked up this book, it was okay. It was cute. I'd recommend it for tweens/young teens or anyone with a fascination of mermaids. It will keep you busy for a day though if you're looking for some light reading. I suppose I am just into a different style of book.
I really liked this book. Is such a sweet mature YA. It was entertaining and it got me hooked since the first chapter.The characters were likable and funny. The writing style was so easy going and the plot was good.I have to admit that the story was a little predictable but it was still great and funny. And so far it's the best mermaid story I have read so far.
I was lucky to read an ARC of this book before it came out. I love anything supernatural, and mermaids are no exception. This was a fun, lighthearted read that kept me flipping pages. I loved Tara & Finn!
This is the time I have read a book by Erin Hayes and I enjoyed reading it. The book is unusual yet interesting and is light hearted with some drama, suspense, romance and humor. This is a perfect book for young people/teenagers to read.
Seriously if you're looking for a fun, quick read that keeps you turning pages then pick up How to be Mermaid. I enjoyed it a lot!
I read this book in an anthology, being a huge fan of this authors work I was excited to read this book and I definitely was not disappointed. I have always been of the mind that wild animals should not be kept in captivity and should have limited contact with them and I think this is one aspect of this book that I really enjoyed, you see it from the sea creatures point of view which was really refreshing. That s is a hook that is so unique, I have never read anything like this book and that's a [...]
She wanted to be a mermaid since she was a child and against all of her family she goes to work at Neptunes. The story shows her going from being a self absorbed teen to one involved in a host of events and having to fight for the welfare of someone else and stop a war. Yup it's all peaches and roses watching her change (which is cool how it happens) and deal with the lies and secrets. This author reveals it all in pieces and let's us in on the secrets and fun. This is a light and fun read and g [...]
Available on Kindle Unlimited.The cover art is beautiful and the summary was interesting enough, so I had high expectations. Sadly it did not live up to what I hoped it would be. Weak character development and a bunch of insta-love. Tara describes people as mermaids a little too much, it was almost hard to distinguish between the real mermaids and her fellow workers unless you were paying attention to the setting and whatnot.The book itself was not horrible, it was an easy read. It was just not [...]
Tara has dreamed about being a mermaid since forever so takes a year out to wear a fake tail and be one in a professional group of performers. Then she meets a real one called Finn and starts to become a real one. When she tries to find him to stop the transformation she gets caught in the middle of a war between the land and sea - her only escape is to learn to be a real mermaid.A charming story with a gentle love story mixed in with the being a mermaid transformation and the impending war. Wel [...]
Such a cute storyRead the last book in this series first and am happy to go back to the beginning and see how all the characters got to be what they became. This story was a quick read but the author does a wonderful job of bringing you into the world of the characters. Can’t wait to get started in the 2nd one!!
I really enjoyed this story. There was a piece of almost everything mermaids, love, magic, upcoming war, quest and learning how to be a good mermaid.Characters and plot were good - interesting and showing like real. Plot was going smoothly but yet I would appriciate more of Oceanus and and court life in his Palace.
I was easily hooked to the book but then I felt so empty once I was able to finish it. I feel like I got to have more?! It was an easy to read kind of book and it helped me relax as well.
On wowWow oh wow, I loved this story and the possibilities that were brought forth in it. I mean who wouldn't want the best of both worlds
Love itI love this book it was cute and the characters and story line work amazing. I wonder what the next book will be about.
A book for all the girls who grew up wanting to be a mermaid.
MagicalI absolutely loved this book! The way she portrays mermaids is magical! I highly recommend this book because it takes you on a magical adventure both on land and in the sea
AmazingI love books that are different from what I normally read. I love how the author wrote about mermaids and she really didn't know anything about them.
Adore this bookI simply adore this book. It was such a fun read. I enjoyed the mermaids so much. Then you find out about dolphins and wonder how they actually feel.
Great mermaid taleLoved this story. Was similar to other mermaid stories but with its own unique flavor. Definitely a great story with a happily ever after!
What a lovely story! Each character is as realistic as may be, and as an animal activist (not PETA), I was very happy with the writer's treatment of the issue of aquariums for profit. The publisher's blurb gives an extensive recap of the plot, and there is no need for spoilers here. Relax and enjoy the read! Claire White is remarkable as the narrator! I got the Whispersync on the cheap.
This one has been on my Kindle since it came out last summer as part of the Falling in Deep collection of novellas. As a mermaid author and fan myself, I checked out the plot synopses of the fifteen stories in the collection, and this is the one I believed I’d enjoyed the most. And it’s also the one that shows up earliest on the also-bought list on my book’s page. The main character is just out of high school, so the book could be closer to the YA style of fiction I write and enjoy. And th [...]
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