I am a huge Disney fan, and when I was a kid, my favorite of the Disney princesses was (and still is) Ariel (although Belle the bookworm also holds a place in my heart!). I loved The Little Mermaid, but it was only when I got older that I realized that original Hans Christian Andersen tale is actually pretty dark. So today I wanted to compile a list of Little Mermaid retellings for adult fans!
The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember: A mermaid falls in love with a maiden trapped on a glacier.
The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb: An opera student in Boston feels stabbing pains in her feet, unless she's touching the sea. I can highly recommend this one - check out my review here.
The Summer Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler: A singer loses her voice, but a potential new relationship may give her renewed hope.
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon: Close to the original story, this retelling focuses on a love triangle between the mermaid, prince, and another princess.
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama: A mermaid's decision to join her human love echoes through generations.
Do you have any other recommendations for Little Mermaid retellings? What's your favorite fairy tale retelling?