- Published Date: November 9, 2021
- Author: Natasha Bowen
- Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
- Format: Hardcover
- Length: 336 pages
This book started off really slow for me. It’s one of the reasons why it took me a while to actually finish the book. This book is almost a retelling of The Little Mermaid, but West African edition.
Simidele is a mermaid. She has a task to collect souls of the people who die at sea. However, Simidele has a hard time completing this because memories from when she was human continue to hunt her. It hunts her so much that she finds herself reverting back to her human self more often than she should.
This book is well written and very fast paced. In the beginning you will have to familiarize yourself with the world and who Simidele is. The ending is honestly what made me change my rating from a 3 to a 4 star review.
I am excited to see how the next book will turn out, but for a debut, this was pretty good.
Have you read Skin of the Sea? What were your thoughts?