The Glass Mermaid was a quick read, but the author has managed to create two characters who I ended up really rooting for. It’s told from a dual POV and it was lovely to watch Kate and Cooper fall in love even though neither of them were really looking for a romantic attachment. We got some nice back story about Kate’s mermaid heritage as well and why she is the last mermaid.
Poppy Lawless’s writing style is very good and she can clearly write a romance without descending into flowery, bodice-ripping language, which is great. The novella is really well plotted - she sticks to the point and ties things up nicely at the end. I was really glad Kate and Cooper got a happy ever after!
If I had one thing I would change about this novella, it is that I think it actually had the potential to be a full-length novel. The two MCs are well written, but I would have enjoyed more build-up in their relationship and I would have liked to have seen more of the supporting characters. This isn’t really a criticism as such, because what is in the novella is really good, but yeah, I think it would also have worked as a full length novel.
Nevertheless, I would still definitely recommend this if you’re into mermaids and want a sweet romance to read this summer.
I received a copy of The Glass Mermaid in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the author, Poppy Lawless.