Christina Henry is the author of Alice, Red Queen
and Lost Boy
, dark fantasy novels inspired by the classic Victorian stories Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
and Peter Pan
respectively. Her new novel is The Mermaid.
One evening, a lonely fisherman found a mermaid in his net. She stayed with him and lived as a woman on land and a mermaid in the sea, while he aged and she did not. News of this strange and unusual woman reached the ears of a man who sold the strange and unusual. He was P. T. Barnum, and he was looking for a mermaid.
Sarah Maria Griffin is the author of Spare and Found Parts, a beautiful coming-of-age story set in a post-technology Ireland.
In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts -an arm, a leg, an eye -Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the bio-mechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she's the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society's good. . . but how can Nell live up to her father's revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own?
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