Kiss of the Selkie By Tessonja Odette

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Kiss of the Selkie: A Little Mermaid Retelling (Entangled with Fae) By Tessonja Odette

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Book/Novel Author: Tessonja Odette

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A handsome fugitive seeking a marriage of convenience.A selkie with a lethal kiss sent to seal his fate…To evade a vicious sea queen’s clutches, selkie Maisie hides on land surviving as a thief. But when she rescues a human from drowning and illegally brings him to shore, she must answer for breaking fae law. As punishment, she’ll have to hunt down the man she saved…and kiss him. But with a kiss that can kill, Maisie’s mission means more than seduction. It means murder.Son of a notorious fae-killer, Dorian was never meant to survive the shipwreck that was orchestrated to assassinate him. Now that he’s on the forbidden fae isle, he’ll do anything to gain citizenship—even marry a fae bride. Desperate for a hasty marriage, he holds a bridal competition in the isle’s most theatrical city, where displays of frivolity aren’t just encouraged—they’re expected. And if Maisie can act like a proper debutante and join the pageantry, she’ll get near enough to deliver her fatal kiss.But getting close to her target brings complications she didn’t expect. As she pretends to compete for Dorian’s heart, it starts to feel less like an act…and more like falling in love.If Maisie doesn’t deliver her kiss by sunrise on the last day of the competition, she forfeits her life. But if she succeeds, Dorian dies. When the pageant ends, will there be a true victor? Or only death and broken hearts?ACOTAR meets Bridgerton and The Selection in this standalone fairytale retelling of The Little Mermaid. If you like enemies-to-lovers romance, bridal contests, and snarky fae royals, then you’ll love this swoon-worthy story in the Entangled with Fae series.*NOTE this book is upper YA/NA featuring mature situations and some adult language. The romance is slow burn but leads to moderate steam. Kiss of the Selkie is a complete stand-alone novel set in the same world as The Fair Isle Trilogy. Journey back to Faerwyvae or begin your adventure for the first time with this enchanting tale. Each book in the Entangled with Fae series can be read on its own and in any order. Happily ever after guaranteed!
This series continues to be a fun, adorable ride. I generally don’t care at all for the “competition” trope in romantic fantasy, so I almost skipped this one upon reading the blurb. I also almost stopped early in the book once the main character was a thief, I figured this would mean that she wouldn’t have any empathy toward others. Luckily, I continued reading despite both these things and actually ended up enjoying this. The main character isn’t a jerk like I first thought she would be. Her character development throughout the novel is well done. I enjoyed slowly learning about the romantic interest’s life and personality, he ended up being a really well done character. This one actually had some nice twists and turns that took me a bit by surprise, as well, which is always nice. This continues to be a really cute, fun series. Can’t wait for the next one!
I didn’t really feel like it followed the little mermaid story like you traditionally hear it. Maddie is a Selkie who has spent the last year on land as a pickpocket. When she rescues a man from a she When she rescues a man from a shipwreck, the switched mother she never knew comes to reclaim her. The man had been faded to die and she must now kill him in exchange for Her magic being Her magic being removed. She sees this as an opportunity for true freedom. Only doesn’t count on falling in love with the man. I enjoyed this one but not as much as I has hoped. It was his but not great.
I loved learning what became of the main character after the last book. Funny, heart warming. Spoiler alert: Though I think honestly the steamy r rated scene at the end could have faded to black and it wouldn’t have hurt the storyline.
Another AWESOME retelling!! This time The Little Mermaid!! It was so great!! Each time I read one of the retellings in this series, I think this one’s my favorite! But honestly they’re all so good that it is hard to pick a favorite. And when i finish I feel sad that I’ll miss being with the characters!! I loved so many of the characters in this book! It had many lol moments and also heart wrenching ones. But by the end of the book you just get that *sigh* “that was so good, I wish it didn’t have to end” feeling. I can’t wait for her next one!!!
Seriously I never want this series to stop. They are so good, I keep re-reading because I just don’t want to leave the world of Farywae. This retelling does not disappoint and i love the way it ended. Super excited for more!
I loved the romance. Maisie and Dorian had passionate chemistry and the storyline was intriguing. Dorian seemed sexy and was totally swoonworthy. I really enjoyed this book.

 

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