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The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Sharv_Sona
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This book was great! This was recommended to me by @Lovelylottereader and so I thank you! I also blame you for me emotional pain now. 🖤 getting back to point, I would recommend this book to people love a good pirate love story! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Sharv_Sona
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

“Love does not come in terms of convenience. Or any kind of sense.”

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Sharv_Sona
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

“It doesn‘t do to pretend this life isn‘t what it is.”

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Sharv_Sona
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

“You think the world of men is so complicated? It isn't. You're all the same. Weak, and small, and eager to push your own failure off on others while pretending I couldn't possibly understand the great forces at work that forced your hand. Half a woman's life is spent pretending she doesn't notice just how stupid and prone to failure you all are!“

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Sharv_Sona
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

“Know your truth, not your story.”

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Sharv_Sona
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#Haunted #WitchyWednesday

This book came highly recommended.
The cover art is beautiful! 😍

Eggs What a beautiful cover!! 2mo
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Lovelylottereader
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This might be my new favorite book! I loved it so much, I loved the characters, the storytelling, the perspectives, the action scenes and much more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lovelylottereader
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

"Love does not work in terms of convenience. Or any kind of sense."

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Lovelylottereader
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

"We don't just read to imagine
better lives. We read to be introduced to all kinds of lives. Any kind. Not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us. To understand others better. It's escape, and it's also a way to become more connected to everyone around you. There's power in that, you know. In understanding.
It's like magic."

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Lovelylottereader
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

“There‘s freedom in stories, you know. We read them and we become something else. We imagine different lives, and while we turn the pages, we live them. To escape the lot we‘ve been given.”

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Lovelylottereader
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall

“Know your truth, not your story.”

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Kazzie
Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Exciting, pacey fairytale. Loved the non traditional gender roles

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Leelee.reads
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Pirates, mermaids, magic, and high-seas romantic adventure! Quick and fun read. :)

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SkeletonKey
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Finished with work today and now I‘ve got a good, long holiday break. Starting this one now.

Kenyazero Looks like a fun read! 11mo
SkeletonKey @Kenyazero - Hope so! 11mo
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I had this saved and vaguely remembered it had been suggested for gender queerness, which was nice, present but not necessarily central. I feel like The Witch part could have been it's own book, but it was well written to have so much happen in a stand alone.
Would like to think that the story would have ended the same, had Flora been born Florian.

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Bookish_Gal
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This was a sweet powerful book about the magic of stories and love. Flora finding herself, how who she believes she is differs from the truth. You need the truth of yourself. Then you have sweet Evelyn. How all she wants to do is the right thing. Rake is such a complicated character. Loved all theses twists and turns of who is actually who is disguise.

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Bookish_Gal
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1/2 way thoughts. Such a nice quiet, calm story so far. We‘ve met the mermaid, now we‘ve met the witch. Little confused on the main goal of the book. I get that the pirates want to be free of the Imperials colonization, but there‘s not much else mentioned. Yet. There is also a new perspective and view on Rake.
I still enjoy Flora and Evelyns different views on life. It really alters the route of the story of the Pirate Supreme

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Bookish_Gal
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First impressions are good and fair. We have Evelyn, the imperial sent across the ocean to marry a man she has never met. And Flora, who is marauding as a man upon a pirate ship with her brother that Evelyn boards
I really like the diversity of these two young ladies. Such different ways of life and perspectives. There‘s so much going on to be said already

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AbigailJaneBlog
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I liked it. The end went by a bit fast for me, and a few unfinished ends, but overall I enjoyed the fantasy world, 4 stars!

Read my full review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51710973-the-mermaid-the-witch-and-the-sea

#netgalley #currentread #honestreview

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rachelsbrittain
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A queer Pirates of the Caribbean by way of A Princess Bride. Lady Evelyn Hasegawa boards the Dove with a coffin full of all her belongings after being betrothed to a man she's never met. She doesn't realize the Dove is a front for a pirate ship. Nor that the boy Florain charged to watch her is actually Flora in disguise. They fall in love but a vengeful sea and cruel reality almost tear them apart for good. But the mermaids are on their side.

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"She wanted to take Evelyn in her arms and kiss her the way a pirate ought to be kissed."

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On the agenda for this evening

Skyrimir I‘m reading We Ride Upon Sticks right now and loving it! 2y
rachelsbrittain @Skyrimir I'm having a bit of a hard time getting into it to be honest-- worth sticking with? 2y
Skyrimir @rachelsbrittain after reading a bit more it‘s definitely slow going. I keep waiting for something to happen. I‘ll still finish it, but if you aren‘t feeling it now I don‘t think it would change. I‘m about at page 100. (edited) 2y
rachelsbrittain @Skyrimir okay good to know. That's what I've been struggling with too--just waiting for something to happen. I may give it a bit more time, but I'm so bummer because I really wanted to love it based on the premise 2y
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Branwen
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"There's freedom in stories. We imagine different lives, and while we turn the pages, we get to live them. We don't just read to imagine better lives. We read to be introduced to all kinds of lives. Not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us. To understand others better. It's a way to become more connected to everyone around you. There's power in that. In understanding. It's like magic."

This book was SO GOOD! A sweet LGBT fairytale! ??

MissAimz_55 You had me at lgbt fairytale 2y
Branwen @MissAimz_55 Yes! It will make you so happy! 😍💕📚 2y
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Branwen
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It's warm enough to have all the windows and balcony door open tonight, so I'm enjoying the cool breeze along with my tea, popcorn, and book! 😀💕📚🍿☕ Happy Friday night, littens!

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Branwen
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My boyfriend surprised me with this one today! I had not heard of this before but after doing some research I am MEGA excited to start it! Pirates! Mermaids! Witches! LGBTQ Romance! What more could you ask for?! 😍💕📚🏳️‍🌈

ozma.of.oz Wow! What a gorgeous cover! ❤️ 2y
JoScho That sounds amazing and the cover is so beautiful 🖤 2y
Branwen @ozma.of.oz Right?! I can't get over how gorgeous it is! 😍 2y
Branwen @JoScho I agree! I'm so excited about it! A good cover is totally worth fawning over! 😍 2y
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okthislooksbad
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This was a wild adventure from start to finish and I adored it. The world-building was really neat, you can tell it's based on the actual real world but it just /works/, and the rep was just.. *chef's kiss*. If, however, you're allergic to slightly insta-lovey romance plots, this might set off some sneezing. Maybe. But do give it a try anyway!

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LibrarianRyan
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This is on my TBR. I love the cover and I am excited to read the story.

May 4, 2020
#CoverLove #YAedition

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Oh this is beautiful! 2y
robinb Gorgeous! 2y
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okthislooksbad
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Kiwi really is loving the entire “my human is always available“-thing. Bless her furry heart ♥ (also I was a bit spooked by how gruesome the first chapter of this book was. most unexpected. am loving the world-building so far, though!)

Megabooks Henry is loving it too!! 2y
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sakeriver
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I enjoyed this book quite a lot. In form and structure it‘s a lot like the romantic adventures I loved as a teen in the 90s, but more inclusive than what was available back then, centering a queer romance between two POC. I also particularly enjoyed the way magic is constructed in this story—that is, storytelling *as* magic. As someone whose young life was so deep in books, that felt right to me.

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I don‘t think I‘ve ever read anything like this before. The author has taken what should have been a standard fantasy/romance and turned it into a non-binary magical adventure love story. Exceptional. The book comes out in May. Watch for it. (6)