The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic.

Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian the man to earn the respect and protection of the crew. For Flora, former starving urchin, the brutal life of a pirate is about survival: don’t trust, don’t stick out, and don’t feel. But on this voyage, as the pirates prepare to sell their unsuspecting passengers into slavery, Flora is drawn to the Lady Evelyn Hasegawa, who is en route to a dreaded arranged marriage with her own casket in tow. Flora doesn’t expect to be taken under Evelyn’s wing, and Evelyn doesn’t expect to find such a deep bond with the pirate Florian.

Soon the unlikely pair set in motion a wild escape that will free a captured mermaid (coveted for her blood, which causes men to have visions and lose memories) and involve the mysterious Pirate Supreme, an opportunistic witch, and the all-encompassing Sea itself.

Title:The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781536204315
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  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    There may come a day when "it's about pirates and it's also queer" doesn't immediately make me click want to read, but it is not this day...

  • may ?

    — find this review and others on my blog!The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea follows a pirate named Flora/Florian and an aristocratic lady named Evelyn. Their paths intertwine on the Dove, a pirate ...

  • Lex Kent

    2.50 Stars. I’m really disappointed to say that this book did not work for me. I was really excited to get the ARC copy of this. Pirates, witches, mermaids and a sapphic romance; what could be bette...

  • Becca & The Books

    A beautiful story about love & identity.The atmosphere and writing in this book was on point, making it read almost like a fairytale, which is simutaneously my favourite and least favourite aspect of ...

  • Charlie Jane Anders

    The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea will take you on the journey of a lifetime. Maggie Tokuda-Hall has created characters that I've never seen before, and then put them into an adventure that feels mor...

  • Tara ?

    *sniffs the air* Do I smell a sapphic pirate romance?...

  • C.G. Drews

    This was just so brilliant and brutal, it will absolutely take you by the throat and not let go. I was just NOT prepared for this and I'm so grateful this book exists to grace our human eyes. It's phe...

  • Ash

    Thank you to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.DNF ~30%.For a long time I’ve assumed the reason I dislike most fictional romances is that I...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    I heard 'queer' and 'pirates', which is all I need to be hookedrtc!thank you to the publisher for gifting me a proof copy in exchange for a honest review ...

  • Silvia

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. 2.5 starsTo understand the different stages of emotions I'm going through...