Imperfect Mermaid by Kris Shields {Review}



Imperfect Mermaid
by Kris Shields
Published May 29th 2016 

After an infection compromised over fifty percent of the human population it was easy to get lost in the world. Charlie was just starting out in her adult life, finishing high school and getting her dream job with NOAA. Her task was to find out what was causing a black taint to spread through the ocean. With her ability to breathe underwater, Charlie found it easy to swim around, she also found that the taint killed anything it touched. For her, she was lucky to have only been exposed in small doses.

Charlie encountered one of the creatures who called the ocean home and Kandril found a young woman who he thought could help save his people. The merman wanted Charlie to be his one love but feared after what he done, she would never want anything to do with him. 

Will Kandril be able to let Charlie go if she refuses to live in the ocean? Or will that choice not matter when the taint destroys every living creature in the ocean? 








I'll start off by telling you that I stayed up late to finish this book. That's how engrossed I was in this read. This isn't like any other story I have read. Charlee has grown up in a world that was almost decimated by a virus and now there appears to be something in the water that is beginning to kill the ocean's creatures. Thankfully, Charlee has a unique gift that allows her to breathe under water and guess what....she's a human. During a dive into the ocean to gather samples she encounters a merman who is intent on having her but not in the way we assume and not all is what it seems.


This author has created a fantastic spin and the world building was incredible. The characters are strong and vivid and you get swept away by what's going on. At times it feels like there are moments when it's a  retelling of the Little Mermaind and even Beauty and the Beast but throw in post apocalyptic events and simply don't want it to come to an end. It contains the right blend of action, adventure, mystery, suspense and romance. There are some technical quirks here and there but I don't give negative reviews for those types of things because overall, I loved it and "to err is human." The fact that I got caught up in the plot and enjoyed it is enough for me to give it the rating I have. 


I cannot wait to read what this author writes next. 

1 comment

  1. Ohh awesome review this is the first time I hear about this book, but it looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley. Yes I've been looking for more books with merman in them except mermaids because there really are not a lot of books with merman in them. Thank you for your great post.