Borrowed, Bought or ARC: This was an ARC granted to me through NetGalley and the publishers. I am very thankful for this opportunity. All thoughts published below are my honest and true opinion.
Where did I get it?: As stated above, I got this from NetGalley.
Author: Sara Ella
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre/s: Teens & YA
Number of Pages: 384
Release Date: November 12th 2019
There is more than one way to drown.
Coral has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease, said to be carried by humans—emotions. Can she face the darkness long enough to surface in the light?
Above the sea, Brooke has nothing left to give. Depression and anxiety have left her feeling isolated. Forgotten. The only thing she can rely on is the numbness she finds within the cool and comforting ocean waves. If only she weren’t stuck at Fathoms—a new group therapy home that promises a second chance at life. But what’s the point of living if her soul is destined to bleed?
Merrick may be San Francisco’s golden boy, but he wants nothing more than to escape his controlling father. When his younger sister’s suicide attempt sends Merrick to his breaking point, escape becomes the only option. If he can find their mom, everything will be made right again—right?
When their worlds collide, all three will do whatever it takes to survive, and Coral might even catch a prince in the process. But what—and who—must they leave behind for life to finally begin?
Taking a new twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved—yet tragic—fairy tale, Coral explores mental health from multiple perspectives, questioning what it means to be human in a world where humanity often seems lost.
This was the first book I read after coming back from my honeymoon where I stayed in the Little Mermaid rooms at Disney World. I had requested it before we went away and I just didn’t get around to it before we left but I am so glad I made it a priority. This book is amazing. I feel like I related to each and every one of the characters in some way. I loved how touching and serious this book is as it covers mental illness and how it is viewed in society. My favorite part was how all of the stories tied together into one.
The one thing I will say is, please be cautious of the trigger warning that the author gives in the front of the book. While I was in a good place while reading this, if I had not been I could have been triggered by some of the things in this book.