Book review: Coral

Laney Estel



BOOK: Coral

AUTHOR: Sara Ella


Available on AMAZON

A retelling of the Little Mermaid, this book was not really what I expected and honestly… I had issues with it. There is definitely a mental health overtone to this book so if any of that triggers anything, best to steer clear. 

I wish I could say I loved this book, but I can’t because of the tone. That is not to say that is poorly written. Quite the  contrary… it’s beautiful and the topic is important. The creativity with which this book is approached is very appreciated. But I usually go with breezy, non-heavy books so this one was not for me. But I know MANY people who love these types of stories so if this appeals to you, give it a chance.



Short Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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?


I received this book for review purposes from NetGalley. ⠀

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