The Dark Mermaid
Christina L. Barr
Publication Date: September 5th 2017
Genres: YA Fantasy
“True love is not a myth. It’s mystic. It’s a force in the universe that draws two people together, resulting in incredible power, for either good or complete chaos.”
On the day Luna proves that she is powerful enough to be her father’s heir, she is banished for saving the life of an enchanting human boy. Her father, the king, gives her two options: kill Ian and regain her honor by the time she comes of age, or be destroyed.
Luna finds shelter in forbidden waters and comes under the protection of her father’s greatest enemy, the Sea Witch. As her ward, Luna becomes a fearsome warrior, but struggles with the fear of turning her powerful magic dark.
With only days remaining before her seventeenth birthday, Luna finds Ian sailing the seas in search of answers. Luna is determined to escape her father’s wrath, and the Sea Witch’s plot of revenge, but dark forces won’t allow her to live a human life without making an impossible sacrifice.
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Such a heartbreaking and tragic story that still manages to keep you hopeful the entire times. I am not sure if this was the author intended it, but I saw this story as a twisted, much better, modern retelling of The Little Mermaid. It's very slight similarities has you feeling nostalgic, but the events make you wish it was the only way it should ever be told. I loved every detail, and every minute of this story. The characters are fantastic, And multidimensional. You love, and you hate, every one of them. I suggest this story to anyone that loved a twisted little fairytales featuring action, Romance, angst, and paranormal ideas. This book was truly amazing!
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Christina L Barr
As the daughter of sci-fi enthusiasts and a pastor, Christina L. Barr has been taught to believe that anything is possible. She's been a serious composer as far back as twelve-years-old, and has had the opportunity to sing her songs around the world.
In 2007, she graduated from Holly High School number nine in her class and attended College for Creative Studies. She started a pop culture website called The Gorgeous Geeks with her two older sisters, and was even featured on Times Magazine.
Her addiction to writing emerged when she was eighteen and started her first novel. To date, she has nine novels published, fourteen completed, and her goal is to finish thirty books by her thirtieth birthday.
She is currently a Creative Director and spends her days making graphics and videos.