According to an article I read yesterday from PopWatch, mermaids are everywhere this year! They’re showing up in books, movies and fashion!
For the last few years, the most popular fantasy characters have been vampires- with a dash of werewolf mixed in. Now, it seems that mermaids may have taken their place in the YA fantasy world. Well, maybe not completely… 🙂
I took it upon myself to compile a list of 2011 mermaid reads!
Some 2011 mermaid-esque books are:
Not to mention that the May release of The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie will feature some killer (literally) mermaids.
PLUS- the famous Twilight author, Stephanie Meyer, has come out saying that she’s leaving vampires behind and is ready to feature some different creatures in her newest books.
Meyer talks about “time-traveling mermaids” in this video:
If you’re interested in finding out more, Carolyn Turgeon has created a website devoted to all-things mermaid! Her site is I Am A Mermaid.
How do you feel about the mermaid craze this year? Feeling excited or indifferent? Are you interested in reading about new fantasy creatures or do you want to stick with vamps and werewolves?