So as someone who's written a mermaid trilogy, I made the decision not to read a book within the genre until my own vision was complete. But now that part 2 is online, I decided to dip my toe into salty waters at last.
There was so many to choose from so I started with the only one I could find in paperback form locally-'Wake' by Amanda Hocking.
It's YA, and focuses more on Sirens than mermaids, but I've got to say that I'm pretty impressed. It wasn't your cookie-cutter fantastical tale that I'd anticipated. there were quite a few sinister elements that I appreciate. In fact, if it wasn't for the POV switching like mad and without warning and a few pacing issues, I probably would have rated it 4 stars.
I don't know that I'll be rushing off to read part 2 straight away, there are a few others on my TBR list I'd like to finish or start first, but on the whole, this was an entertaining read :) And I was lucky enough to do it on an island :)