Disney sent me Deep Blue in this super fancy box with a video trailer and a little mini making of movie. I’m going to put those two movies in first so that you can see them and then we can talk about this book.
There have been a ton of mermaid books that have published in the past few years. I don’t really think of mermaids as a MUST READ creature feature but I have read plenty of the offerings. Still, I wasn’t sure what expect from Deep Blue.
Where most of the YA mermaid fiction is more paranormal Deep Blue is contemporary fantasy and focuses a lot on the political and origin stories of the mermaids.
The book starts out with some of this:
Most of the time the book felt like a YA fantasy novel. There were times when the narrators were a bit more immature than the current young adult trending fashions.