Book Reviews

The Little Selkie by K.M. Shea

My edition: Kindle Unlimited


Series: Timeless Fairy Tales #5

Synopsis: Off of Goodreads

Dylan-a selkie- makes a terrible mistake when she brashly chases and evil sea witcj onto land. Captured and stripped of her pelt- leaving her unable to return to the sea in her  unable to return to the sea in her sea lion body- Dylan’s only chance of survival is to serve as the sea witch’s tool. Instead of allowing the sea witch to use her selkie ability to control water, Dylan asks a wandering enchantress to seal her voice, rendering her unable to use her selkie magic. Stranded- with no allies and no wat to contact her family- Dylan fears she will never successfully steal her pelt back.

Luckily, Dylan is not alone. She is befriended by Prince Callan, a kind, human prince whose country is being pulverized by the sea witch. Combining the strength of humans and the intelligence of the selkies, the pair unites to save their people.

But when the storm is over will Dylan choose to stay with Callan, or return to the sea and leave him behind…forever?

Rating: 4.5 stars

Review: This is a retelling of The Little Mermaid. Instead of being a mermaid, Dylan is a Selkie who can transform into a sea lion. She can only do this if she has her pelt. One day Dylan and her family are battling a sea witch. Dylan chases her onto land and ends up getting captured. When she wakes up she runs and comes across the Lady Enchantress Angelique. She asks for her voice to be sealed so that the witch can’t make her abuse her power. Of course the only way to break the spell is true love’s kiss.

I love the twist Shea put on this classic tale. This, like Cinderella and the Colonel, was a slow romance. The couple don’t kiss till towards the end. I like how Shea focuses more on the story line than the romance. The romance just falls into place but it is riding back burner to the plot line.

I recommend this to anyone who loves retellings or loves the Little Mermaid.

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