Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Skin Of The Sea by Natasha Bowen is a new YA fantasy. This unforgettable fantasy debut inspired by West African mythology has Black Mermaids!!!! Just take my money now!!! Can we also take a moment to admire this glorious book cover designed by Jeff Manning and Regina Flath?!?!? The illustration, the colors, it is just perfection! I cannot wait to get my hands on and read Skin Of The Sea.
Synopsis of Skin Of The Sea from Goodreads:
A way to survive.
A way to serve.
A way to save.
Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata--a mermaid--collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home.
But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi does the unthinkable--she saves his life, going against an ancient decree. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy it.
To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But something is amiss. There's the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing Simi, something that would rather see her fail. . . .
Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she doesn't, then she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers, Skin Of The Sea will release on November 09, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!