Should I let my teenage daughter read Urban Mermaid?
It all depends. How old is your teenage daughter?
Seriously, the adolescent years cover a range of levels with regard to maturity and sophistication. To quote the review of Urban Mermaid by Katie O’Sullivan,
“This is not your daughter’s mermaid novel.”
Urban Mermaid does not contain vast undersea cities, bands of warring mermen battling sea dragons, or characters with royal titles. This last bit will cause many a young adolescent to immediately lose interest.
Instead, the story deals with grown-up themes of newly found love and overcoming obstacles in order to be together. There are a number of bedroom scenes but there is nothing too graphic or explicit.
Indeed, the best approach may be to use a bit of reverse psychology and let them read Urban Mermaid. The first bedroom scene is nine long chapters into the story. If they can remain interested through all the grown-up stuff, then they might be mature enough to read further.
 Katie O’Sullivan has excellent mer-stories for Young Adults in her ongoing Son of a Mermaid series.
 A fine example of this type of mermaid story is the Merminia series by Emm Cole.
 I am reticent to use the term ‘Adult’ – even with a small ‘a’ – because of the connotations which immediately come to mind.
 If you’re looking for hot and messy mermaid stories, I heartily recommend The Fairytail Saga by S.K. Munt.
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