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Tag: louise o neill

Fantasy

The Surface Breaks

The Surface Breaks is Louise O’Neill’s retelling of The Little Mermaid. I have a love hate relationship with her writing but I thought her foray into fantasy might not be as bleak. The mermaid in question is Gaia, daughter of the Sea King, who is…

Young Adult

Asking For It

Emma is the prettiest girl in town and she wants everyone to know it. When her partying gets out of control, she’s discovered on the doorstep of her house, with no recollection of how she got there. She doesn’t find out what happened until she…

Young Adult

Only Ever Yours

In a world where women are designed to be companions and concubines for men, they have no choices. Confined to institutions until they are seventeen, they spend their lives being judged against each other. Only the prettiest, thinnest, most obedient girls will be chosen as…