Saturday, September 3, 2016

Book Review - The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless

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Review by Anniek

Kate is the last mermaid. She has watched every other mermaid get sick and die. Not being able to leave she stays close to the island were she laid her people to rest. Every day Kate is walking along the shores of lake Eerie, looking for pieces of glass that once were a part of the mermaid world. Kate makes jewelry from these pieces and sells her creations at her shop.

Cooper has returned to Chancellor to spend the last of his remaining days in the house he inherited from his grandmother. Cooper has cancer and he knows he doesn't have much time left. Every day he paints the sunrise and the sunset. They are the most beautiful sights he has ever seen. Cooper has seen Kate walking the shores and is fascinated by her beauty.

Kate has lived for hundreds of years and she feels that her time is coming. When Kate meets Cooper she doesn't know that he's ill. Kate is such a kind person who loved her people very much. She has a big caring heart. Kate is mesmerizing as a mermaid and this shows through the person she is. I liked that a lot about this story.

Cooper is a wonderful man who has accepted his fate. It broke my heart when he was sharing his dreams knowing they wouldn't happen. Cooper wants to feel love just one more time and he is happy when Kate agrees to go to a dance with him. Cooper is a talented painter and I could picture his paintings vividly in my mind because of Poppy Lawles's colorful descriptions, I loved that creativity.

The glass mermaid is a beautiful story that made my heart ache, I love it when a story makes me feel so much. Poppy Lawless described the surroundings so well that I felt part of her magical world. I love reading about the myths that came into existence once in a small town and this story enchanted me from the beginning. I had a soft spot for Kate and Cooper immediately and these special main characters will be in my heart forever. The Glass Mermaid is a wonderful memorable story about true love in its purest form, it's a book I highly recommend.

21 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to read this for sooo long. Thanks for motivating me!

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  2. this sounds like such a lovely read - thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I haven't read a book about mermaids but this sounds great and highly recommended. I may have to buy it x

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  4. I haven't read a book about mermaids but this sounds great and highly recommended. I may have to buy it x

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  5. Sounds good.
    Thanks for the great review Anniek :)

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  6. This sounds like a very sweet but sad story. Great review!

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  7. Sounds like a very emotional story--must read!

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  8. This sounds like a beautiful and heart-touching story. Lovely!

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  9. Thank you for the review it sounds good !

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  10. What?! OMG, this sounds amazing. I need to read it. Thanks for posting <3

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  11. I wanted to read this, thanks for the awesome review!

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  12. This is a must-read!! Thank you for the reveal!

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  13. This sounds like a sweet story.

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  14. Sounds like a sweet story but it's a little sad too. It gives me hope about the good love can bring even in the darkest moments of one's life.

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  15. Thank you for featuring this book to review-- I actually opened the Amazon link in a new tab before starting to type out this comment. This looks like a heartbreakingly beautiful read, and I don't want to miss out on it.
    --Ann

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  16. Sounds like it will be a sad one.

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  17. Sounds like a beautifully written emotional roller-coaster.

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  18. Sounds like a unique story. Thank you for your review. Just great. This is on my TRL now.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. Sounds like a unique story. Thank you for your review. Just great. This is on my TRL now.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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