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A mermaid's draw to forbidden land and the humans it harbors brings an impossible choice: Follow the rules, or follow her heart. A colorful party yacht drifts by one evening, blazing the surface with it's twinkling lights. Skye, unable to sleep, sneaks away from her pod to observe the humans, but what starts as a sightseeing adventure turns into a rescue when one man falls A mermaid's draw to forbidden land and the humans it harbors brings an impossible choice: Follow the rules, or follow her heart. A colorful party yacht drifts by one evening, blazing the surface with it's twinkling lights. Skye, unable to sleep, sneaks away from her pod to observe the humans, but what starts as a sightseeing adventure turns into a rescue when one man falls overboard. Forced to stay hidden, she flees the scene, but her heart has been touched by her contact with the man. Later, the boat returns, and so does she. Getting to know Vince, the man she rescued, goes against everything she's ever been taught; stay hidden, or risk the annihilation of the Mer. Yet land's call is too strong to ignore. She decides to trust Vince-and her heart-and accept his invitation to board his boat. But when it sets sail for shore, she worries that her trust has been misplaced. Stranded, Skye must find a way to return to the ocean without exposing the Mer and ushering in an age of mermaid genocide. But after all of the mistakes she's made, can she trust her heart to help her find the way home? Fans of D.S. Murphy's Shearwater will enjoy this modern mermaid tale, told with the clean and straightforward narrative styling of Carrie Ann Noble's The Mermaid's Sister. Praise for Skye's Lure: "A lovely tale well told, and something perfect to read along with a hot drink on a grey winter's day. Or with a glass of wine on a summer beach." - Chrys Cymri, author, Penny White and the Temptation of Dragons (Penny White Series) - http: //www.chryscymri.com "A feel good story about overcoming your fears and your past." - Andrew M. Ferrell, Author, Beginnings (Family Heritage Series) - https: //andrewmferrell.com "As a Little Mermaid fan, I enjoyed this story." - Samantha Gregory at Readers' Favorite "...an excellent twist on the old [Little Mermaid] tale." - E. Maynard, http: //pagingthroughthedays.blogspot.com/ "What [Skye's Lure] lacks in pages, it more than makes up in story line." - Ica, Amazon Reviewer "A great short novel! Definitely worth the read!" - Alyssa Peck, http: //aisforagoraphobia.wordpress.com Dive into the adventure today!


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A mermaid's draw to forbidden land and the humans it harbors brings an impossible choice: Follow the rules, or follow her heart. A colorful party yacht drifts by one evening, blazing the surface with it's twinkling lights. Skye, unable to sleep, sneaks away from her pod to observe the humans, but what starts as a sightseeing adventure turns into a rescue when one man falls A mermaid's draw to forbidden land and the humans it harbors brings an impossible choice: Follow the rules, or follow her heart. A colorful party yacht drifts by one evening, blazing the surface with it's twinkling lights. Skye, unable to sleep, sneaks away from her pod to observe the humans, but what starts as a sightseeing adventure turns into a rescue when one man falls overboard. Forced to stay hidden, she flees the scene, but her heart has been touched by her contact with the man. Later, the boat returns, and so does she. Getting to know Vince, the man she rescued, goes against everything she's ever been taught; stay hidden, or risk the annihilation of the Mer. Yet land's call is too strong to ignore. She decides to trust Vince-and her heart-and accept his invitation to board his boat. But when it sets sail for shore, she worries that her trust has been misplaced. Stranded, Skye must find a way to return to the ocean without exposing the Mer and ushering in an age of mermaid genocide. But after all of the mistakes she's made, can she trust her heart to help her find the way home? Fans of D.S. Murphy's Shearwater will enjoy this modern mermaid tale, told with the clean and straightforward narrative styling of Carrie Ann Noble's The Mermaid's Sister. Praise for Skye's Lure: "A lovely tale well told, and something perfect to read along with a hot drink on a grey winter's day. Or with a glass of wine on a summer beach." - Chrys Cymri, author, Penny White and the Temptation of Dragons (Penny White Series) - http: //www.chryscymri.com "A feel good story about overcoming your fears and your past." - Andrew M. Ferrell, Author, Beginnings (Family Heritage Series) - https: //andrewmferrell.com "As a Little Mermaid fan, I enjoyed this story." - Samantha Gregory at Readers' Favorite "...an excellent twist on the old [Little Mermaid] tale." - E. Maynard, http: //pagingthroughthedays.blogspot.com/ "What [Skye's Lure] lacks in pages, it more than makes up in story line." - Ica, Amazon Reviewer "A great short novel! Definitely worth the read!" - Alyssa Peck, http: //aisforagoraphobia.wordpress.com Dive into the adventure today!

30 review for Skye's Lure: A Contemporary Fantasy Romance Mermaid eBook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    Skye's Lure: A Contemporary Fantasy Romance Mermaid eBook by Angel Leya is a wonderful and delightful teen/young adult fantasy tale (tail) lol of a mermaid and a human. It is rich is legend, magic, feelings, trust, hopes, dreams, and youth. The plot is filled with twists and surprises. The characters are well developed. A lovely book for those that love a fantasy teen/young adult romance with a unique twist. A clean book also! Skye's Lure: A Contemporary Fantasy Romance Mermaid eBook by Angel Leya is a wonderful and delightful teen/young adult fantasy tale (tail) lol of a mermaid and a human. It is rich is legend, magic, feelings, trust, hopes, dreams, and youth. The plot is filled with twists and surprises. The characters are well developed. A lovely book for those that love a fantasy teen/young adult romance with a unique twist. A clean book also!

  2. 4 out of 5

    David Kummer

    Definitely a unique book, this is outside the normal genre I read but I loved it more than expected! It's a bit of Little Mermaid but with a different twist to the story that makes it more enjoyable for me. This is a great work for the author's collection, and I would expect some big things out of her! Skye's Lure is a wonderful book and I'd suggest that you pick up a copy now! Definitely a unique book, this is outside the normal genre I read but I loved it more than expected! It's a bit of Little Mermaid but with a different twist to the story that makes it more enjoyable for me. This is a great work for the author's collection, and I would expect some big things out of her! Skye's Lure is a wonderful book and I'd suggest that you pick up a copy now!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Reads & Reviews

    I appreciated many things about Skye's Lure. The pacing, characters, story arc, etc were appropriate for a MG/YA story. The retelling of fairy tales can be fun to explore, especially when they are brought to modern times. Thus, I think many young readers will enjoy reading it. To dive a little deeper though, this could have been great. While a mermaid falling in love with a land lubber isn't new, what Skye really wants are legs and feet. In fact, the romantic element detracts from what is unique I appreciated many things about Skye's Lure. The pacing, characters, story arc, etc were appropriate for a MG/YA story. The retelling of fairy tales can be fun to explore, especially when they are brought to modern times. Thus, I think many young readers will enjoy reading it. To dive a little deeper though, this could have been great. While a mermaid falling in love with a land lubber isn't new, what Skye really wants are legs and feet. In fact, the romantic element detracts from what is unique about the story--which is to long for something desperately, then to be given a taste of what you desire, only, not really. If she were a bit more of a heroine, perhaps she'd try harder---confront the Sea King, or something. It was a cruel act on his part after all. I'm being cryptic so as not to spoil the plot. As for the romance, I had trouble rooting for a man who would kidnap a mermaid and keep her against her will. Sure, he takes care of her and finally repents, but he shouldn't have gotten off the hook so easily. The author tried to redeem their love through some offers of self-sacrifice at the end, but the gentleman was never redeemed in my eyes. So---lots of interesting moments here. The prose was competent and at an appropriate level for MG/YA, but the magic that would have made this story really special just wasn't there for me--not in this novella, but perhaps in Ms. Leya's next one.....

  4. 5 out of 5

    Allie Cresswell

    Skye’s Lure is an entertaining modern-day re-telling of the Mermaid story, with a twist; its sub-title should perhaps be ‘be careful what you wish for.’ Angela Leya’s writing is fresh and very accessible, the voice of Skye very believable. The character of Vince was well-developed. I liked the back-story which explained how Mer-people came to exist separately from their human cousins, and the practical details of Mer-living. At the same time, Skye’s fresh vision of land, shopping, digital media an Skye’s Lure is an entertaining modern-day re-telling of the Mermaid story, with a twist; its sub-title should perhaps be ‘be careful what you wish for.’ Angela Leya’s writing is fresh and very accessible, the voice of Skye very believable. The character of Vince was well-developed. I liked the back-story which explained how Mer-people came to exist separately from their human cousins, and the practical details of Mer-living. At the same time, Skye’s fresh vision of land, shopping, digital media and beauty parlours gave a humorous balance. This story would be suitable for younger teenage readers or for side-by-side reading with younger children, giving opportunities for discussion on topics such as self-image, disability, self-determination, ‘rules’ and the reason for them; make-believe and real-life.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Skye's Lure, by Angel Leya, is a contemporary re-telling of The Little Mermaid. In it, we meet Skye, a mermaid who dreams of having feet and dancing on land. The ancient history & rules of the Mer people preclude her from having any contact with humans, but Skye is too much a dreamer to let rules stop her. When a human named Vince falls into the sea, she rescues him and they begin an unlikely and complicated friendship. Thus, the story begins as an enchanting fantasy in the sea, yet it takes a t Skye's Lure, by Angel Leya, is a contemporary re-telling of The Little Mermaid. In it, we meet Skye, a mermaid who dreams of having feet and dancing on land. The ancient history & rules of the Mer people preclude her from having any contact with humans, but Skye is too much a dreamer to let rules stop her. When a human named Vince falls into the sea, she rescues him and they begin an unlikely and complicated friendship. Thus, the story begins as an enchanting fantasy in the sea, yet it takes a turn toward contemporary science fiction later on. Skye unwittingly allows herself to be thrust into today's human world of computers, internet and cell phones - and finds herself captive inside a tank on Vince's boat. He is portrayed as a playboy who is hiding a secret, and now, also harboring a mermaid in the midst of a human world that does not believe in her existence. While I enjoyed the idea of a fairy tale retelling, and found the enchanting beginning promising, I could not reconcile that beginning with how the story progressed. Skye starts as a curious, intelligent mermaid - would she really be tricked that easily? Vince doesn't seem a strong enough character to attract her, and I found their connection to be lacking a spark, a depth that might come with more character and relationship development. In the end, there are lessons learned on both sides - and the wise Sea King sets Skye and Vince on a new path that will hopefully bring happiness to them both. While I do enjoy a happy ending to fairy tales (even though many are indeed, originally dark), this ending was bittersweet. Perhaps I wanted to see Skye forge her own path, becoming a fierce, independent mer-woman without Vince. If you enjoy fairy tale retellings, and are a fan of mermaids, light romance and contemporary fiction - Skye's Lure may indeed be a story you enjoy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily Maynard

    A quirky new take on the classic Little Mermaid story...well done! Many thanks to the author, who provided a free copy of Skye’s Lure in exchange for an honest review. The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorite fairy tales, outranked only by Beauty and the Beast. As I’ve grown older, I’ve seen the irony in the story, in the fact that the heroine both changed her body and gave up her voice, all to attract a man. This is not that tale. Angel Leya’s mermaid Skye is similar to the Little Me A quirky new take on the classic Little Mermaid story...well done! Many thanks to the author, who provided a free copy of Skye’s Lure in exchange for an honest review. The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorite fairy tales, outranked only by Beauty and the Beast. As I’ve grown older, I’ve seen the irony in the story, in the fact that the heroine both changed her body and gave up her voice, all to attract a man. This is not that tale. Angel Leya’s mermaid Skye is similar to the Little Mermaid in the most basic of ways - the fact that she is a mermaid. Like the original, has been warned that being discovered by the world of men could cause destruction for herself and her people. But, being a curious creature, one night she is drawn to the lights and music coming from a yacht. This is where she rescues Vince, the hapless “prince” of this piece, when he falls from the deck into the frigid water. Skye cannot resist returning the next night, hoping to see him again, and learn more about the forbidden world above the waves. I found myself liking Vince very much. He makes some choices that might make the reader dislike him, but like Skye, he is isolated, and unhappy in his skin. He thinks he has won the jackpot when he convinces Skye to join him on the boat. She is totally taken by surprise to find that Vince has his own agenda, and soon finds herself in a desperate situation. I loved the conclusion of this story. I thought it was an excellent twist on the old tale. I didn’t connect with Skye as well as I thought I would have, but that just may be due to the length of the story. I don’t know if the author plans on a second story for Vince and Skye, but I would be interested to read more of their adventures.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Traci Otte

    This was a really nice reimagining of The Little Mermaid set in modern times. I liked Skye's curiosity and her ability to adapt to her changing situations. I do wish the book was a bit longer. I really enjoyed it and wanted to get to know the characters better. However, it is a Young Adult book, so perhaps the length is just right for that age group. I'm looking forward to reading other books by this author! This was a really nice reimagining of The Little Mermaid set in modern times. I liked Skye's curiosity and her ability to adapt to her changing situations. I do wish the book was a bit longer. I really enjoyed it and wanted to get to know the characters better. However, it is a Young Adult book, so perhaps the length is just right for that age group. I'm looking forward to reading other books by this author!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Allysa Peck

    I received a copy of Skye's Lure through an advanced reader program in exchange for an honest review. As someone whose always had a love of mermaids, this story caught my attention right away, and once I had the time to sit and read it, I read most of it in one day. The story is a different take on the Little Mermaid story, and was executed quite well. Most notably, the main male character was flawed, which made him a lot more interesting. The addition of modern technology was also interesting, a I received a copy of Skye's Lure through an advanced reader program in exchange for an honest review. As someone whose always had a love of mermaids, this story caught my attention right away, and once I had the time to sit and read it, I read most of it in one day. The story is a different take on the Little Mermaid story, and was executed quite well. Most notably, the main male character was flawed, which made him a lot more interesting. The addition of modern technology was also interesting, as it wasn't around at the time the original story and movie were released (for the most part). Overall, the book was really enjoyable. The only complaint I really have is that it wasn't longer. It certainly told its story well, and I was satisfied with the ending, I just liked it enough that I would have liked to have seen the characters developed even further. I definitely look forward to reading more works from this author. Four out of five stars from me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Very cute twist on The Little Mermaid tale. Recommend for anyone who wants a quick, light read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Scott Spotson

    The book title "Skye's Lure," after reading, is a little confusing. It turns out (at the very beginning, so it's not a spoiler) that Skye is the one lured, daring to do a prohibited act, that is, rescue a human drowning in her territory, the sea. She didn't set up a lure--she was lured. The title implies she was the one performing the lure. Anyway, I digress. True to its title, the book is a clean read. In fact, I wondered if it was best written for a middle grade audience, rather than young adul The book title "Skye's Lure," after reading, is a little confusing. It turns out (at the very beginning, so it's not a spoiler) that Skye is the one lured, daring to do a prohibited act, that is, rescue a human drowning in her territory, the sea. She didn't set up a lure--she was lured. The title implies she was the one performing the lure. Anyway, I digress. True to its title, the book is a clean read. In fact, I wondered if it was best written for a middle grade audience, rather than young adult. For children, it's probably easier to accept the kidnapping (however well-padded it is) of Skye than it is for a skeptical adult. It might be easier to re-write it one of two ways; Skye eagerly comes ashore, or the love interest Vince becomes more of an over-the-top charmer, too ready to wine and dine her and to take her on many journeys to the wonders of the land environment--caves, cliffs, forests, meadows, and of course the glitzy shopping malls. The charm of this story is what keeps it afloat (pardon the pun). Skye seems like a tremendously nice mermaid, someone you'd like to be friends with. As seems to be a requirement for many girls' modern-day stories, she even gets to enjoy being pampered on a shopping trip for clothing and accessories--and those shoes too! I enjoyed reading the story. The author seems to have had fun writing it, and it shows.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kira Simion

    Awwww this was a pretty cute retelling. •I liked the world building (there wasn't a lot of it, but it was intriguing). •The characters were both awkward in their own ways. Sky because she had never seen a human before, and the human, Vince, had tremors and didn't interact with many people that often. •The little twist at the end was good, but I had a different ending in mind. I still enjoyed this ending too though! •Not a spoiler, but it's how I thought (and kind of hoped it'd end: •(view spoiler)[I Awwww this was a pretty cute retelling. •I liked the world building (there wasn't a lot of it, but it was intriguing). •The characters were both awkward in their own ways. Sky because she had never seen a human before, and the human, Vince, had tremors and didn't interact with many people that often. •The little twist at the end was good, but I had a different ending in mind. I still enjoyed this ending too though! •Not a spoiler, but it's how I thought (and kind of hoped it'd end: •(view spoiler)[I was hoping for the Sea King to test Skye (and Vince) by making Skye choose either to be a human or mermaid, but green the other would have to be the other. Like if Skye said she wanted to be a human, Vince would be a mermaid, and if she wanted to be a mermaid, then Vince would have to stay human. (hide spoiler)] Just my own thing! •Overall, a cute, enjoyably quick read!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Robby Charters

    This takes a page out of Hans Christian Anderson's Little Mermaid. In fact, I went and looked it up on Wikipedia, and found the story line is different. In Anderson's book, mermaids don't have souls, and the lover-boy, the prince, marries someone else. In this one - well, that would be a spoiler, wouldn't it. But in this one, the lover-boy is simply a well off young gentleman, named Vincent, who owns a yacht, and has a debilitating disease that's eventually going to cripple him. As a Romance nov This takes a page out of Hans Christian Anderson's Little Mermaid. In fact, I went and looked it up on Wikipedia, and found the story line is different. In Anderson's book, mermaids don't have souls, and the lover-boy, the prince, marries someone else. In this one - well, that would be a spoiler, wouldn't it. But in this one, the lover-boy is simply a well off young gentleman, named Vincent, who owns a yacht, and has a debilitating disease that's eventually going to cripple him. As a Romance novella about the relationship between a mer-person and a human, I found it quite good. My only hiccup was at the beginning, on finding that the ancient tribe of mer-people speak English. But then, I told myself, it is a fantasy, and in Anderson's story all the characters, sea people and humans alike, speak Danish. After that, the story behaved itself quite nicely, had its share of twists and surprises, and left me a happy reader.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dan Gillis

    A mermaid tale set in the modern era presents an interesting twist on the classic tale. Skye is a young mer woman who is entranced by the surface world, that which is forbidden. She saves the life of a man from drowning in the ocean. This fateful meeting begins a journey of discovery for Skye which will ultimately determine her fate on land or sea. I was excited by the setting and genre for this novel. I have not read a mermaid centered narrative to this point and enjoyed the journey of imaginati A mermaid tale set in the modern era presents an interesting twist on the classic tale. Skye is a young mer woman who is entranced by the surface world, that which is forbidden. She saves the life of a man from drowning in the ocean. This fateful meeting begins a journey of discovery for Skye which will ultimately determine her fate on land or sea. I was excited by the setting and genre for this novel. I have not read a mermaid centered narrative to this point and enjoyed the journey of imagination. The author provides hints of the origin of the Mer people through the narrative and I was pleased to see the story continue with some additional lore (in the bonus material). Areas, where I had some issues, were in the transition time for Skye from mermaid to human. I felt she adapted too quickly and broke the immersion factor. I kept asking myself if a creature/person from one culture could adapt so rapidly to a world so foreign. I guess I was looking for more culture shock, specifically when she interacts more directly with the culture. I don’t think the author’s intent was to get bogged down with the transitions and chose to focus more on the relationships of the main character. The novel moves along quickly and the adventure ends perhaps too soon. I liked the conclusion and the resolution of the main conflict in the story. I was left wanting to know more of the underwater world, which the author has provided. I would recommend this book to any who enjoy different perspectives on classical themes. A fun read!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jum

    A modern version of The Little Mermaid. But it's still has its original story of Mer. It's short as it said, but it's enjoyable. I like it :) A modern version of The Little Mermaid. But it's still has its original story of Mer. It's short as it said, but it's enjoyable. I like it :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya This novella begins with Skye reciting the legend of her Mer-peoples’ past to a group of rapt young Mer-kids. I thought this was an excellent way to introduce Ms. Leya’s Mer-world and history to her audience. Skye is a young-adult Mermaid whose parents passed away a couple of years earlier. She continues to contribute to her pod’s community any way she can but is unsettled about the elders’ harsh laws concerning humans. Late one evening, Skye is attracted by the party lig Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya This novella begins with Skye reciting the legend of her Mer-peoples’ past to a group of rapt young Mer-kids. I thought this was an excellent way to introduce Ms. Leya’s Mer-world and history to her audience. Skye is a young-adult Mermaid whose parents passed away a couple of years earlier. She continues to contribute to her pod’s community any way she can but is unsettled about the elders’ harsh laws concerning humans. Late one evening, Skye is attracted by the party lights and music from a yacht that has anchored above her pod. Being curious, young, and naïve, she ventures closer to investigate. When one of the drunken young men stumbles and falls overboard, Skye saves his life. Puzzled over what he believes is his inebriated drowning vision, Vince returns night after night, looking for the Mermaid who saved his life. The plot pace is steady and the story is told through Skye’s eyes. There are also plenty of twists to keep the reader interested. I had some problems with the dialogue though, it seemed stilted. Vince didn’t ring true to me and I had a hard time liking him, which had nothing to do with his dishonesty with Skye. He is a flawed character in more ways than one. I found it easier to forgive Skye for such transgressions because she is a young, inexperienced mermaid and this is her journey. She didn’t know or understand humans except for what she knew from their Mer legends. Skye literally risks her life by beseeching the Sea King in order to learn more about what it would be like to be human. I think this story leans more toward the Middle Grade age group than Young Adult but it could be enjoyed by all ages on a sunny beach under a large umbrella with a cool drink by your side. Format/Typo Issues: I found a small number of proofing issues in the file I received to review. **Originally written for "BigAl’s Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** March 16, 2016

  16. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne

    Skye's Lure by Angel Leya is a bedtime story that will delight young readers. In this modern mermaid tale, two misfits, one human and one mermaid, both unhappy with their lot, get a chance to view life through the other's eyes. The only problem I had with the story was the kidnapping. Saying that he kidnapped her because he loved her is unacceptable and is not the kind of love I would want my children to expect. However, there is a happy ending, and I'm all for that. I was given a free copy of Sky Skye's Lure by Angel Leya is a bedtime story that will delight young readers. In this modern mermaid tale, two misfits, one human and one mermaid, both unhappy with their lot, get a chance to view life through the other's eyes. The only problem I had with the story was the kidnapping. Saying that he kidnapped her because he loved her is unacceptable and is not the kind of love I would want my children to expect. However, there is a happy ending, and I'm all for that. I was given a free copy of Skye's Lure in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Angel Leya

    Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite Skye's Lure by Angel Leya is the story of Skye, a mermaid who lives in a pod with other mermaids. One night she sees a party boat and a man falls overboard. Skye breaks all the rules by saving his life. The man she saved, Vince, intrigues her and she visits the boat again. She lets him see her and they talk. Vince reveals he has a condition where his legs will eventually give out on him and he will end up in a wheelchair. Skye, however, longs to Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite Skye's Lure by Angel Leya is the story of Skye, a mermaid who lives in a pod with other mermaids. One night she sees a party boat and a man falls overboard. Skye breaks all the rules by saving his life. The man she saved, Vince, intrigues her and she visits the boat again. She lets him see her and they talk. Vince reveals he has a condition where his legs will eventually give out on him and he will end up in a wheelchair. Skye, however, longs to have legs. The two form a friendship, until Vince does something stupid. Can Skye forgive him? Or could he help her get what she wants? Angel Leya has written a good story with Skye's Lure. It will be compared to the likes of The Little Mermaid and Splash, but that isn't a bad thing. As a Little Mermaid fan, I enjoyed this story. It went in a different direction than I thought it would. Skye was a good character and, as a mermaid, it makes sense that she would want to see what land was like and would make a bad decision to do that. Vince doesn't start out as a very sympathetic character, but again, considering what he faces, it is understandable. This book is listed as adult fiction, but I think it would do well with the young adult market too.   Original review can be found: https://readersfavorite.com/book-revi...

  18. 4 out of 5

    Angel Leya

    Reviewed By Samantha Gregory for Readers’ Favorite Skye's Lure by Angel Leya is the story of Skye, a mermaid who lives in a pod with other mermaids. One night she sees a party boat and a man falls overboard. Skye breaks all the rules by saving his life. The man she saved, Vince, intrigues her and she visits the boat again. She lets him see her and they talk. Vince reveals he has a condition where his legs will eventually give out on him and he will end up in a wheelchair. Skye, however, longs to Reviewed By Samantha Gregory for Readers’ Favorite Skye's Lure by Angel Leya is the story of Skye, a mermaid who lives in a pod with other mermaids. One night she sees a party boat and a man falls overboard. Skye breaks all the rules by saving his life. The man she saved, Vince, intrigues her and she visits the boat again. She lets him see her and they talk. Vince reveals he has a condition where his legs will eventually give out on him and he will end up in a wheelchair. Skye, however, longs to have legs. The two form a friendship, until Vince does something stupid. Can Skye forgive him? Or could he help her get what she wants? Angel Leya has written a good story with Skye's Lure. It will be compared to the likes of The Little Mermaid and Splash, but that isn't a bad thing. As a Little Mermaid fan, I enjoyed this story. It went in a different direction than I thought it would. Skye was a good character and, as a mermaid, it makes sense that she would want to see what land was like and would make a bad decision to do that. Vince doesn't start out as a very sympathetic character, but again, considering what he faces, it is understandable. 4 stars!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mariyam Hasnain

    Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya is a book that I really enjoyed in the recent times. It’s light-hearted, romantic, inspiring, and I really loved the retelling of Little Mermaid story with all new set of twists and turns. The characters are believable with flaws and virtues. While Vince kidnaps the mermaid against her wishes and holds her captive, he unconditionally falls in love with her and does whatever he can to protect her identity. The story is told from Skye’s point of view, a naïve and charming m Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya is a book that I really enjoyed in the recent times. It’s light-hearted, romantic, inspiring, and I really loved the retelling of Little Mermaid story with all new set of twists and turns. The characters are believable with flaws and virtues. While Vince kidnaps the mermaid against her wishes and holds her captive, he unconditionally falls in love with her and does whatever he can to protect her identity. The story is told from Skye’s point of view, a naïve and charming mermaid who falls in love with a human. Despite knowing the consequences of getting closer to humans and entering the forbidden world, she couldn’t resist herself. And what happens when a mermaid falls for a wealthy human is the morsel of the story. The storytelling, pacing, and structure of the novella are well weaved. Skye’s Lure is a refreshing read and though the novella is for middle graders and Young adult, anyone who loves reading clean romance will feel happy and satisfied after reading this book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Chris Keaton

    A contemporary YA fantasy about the dangers of young love. This mermaid meets boy story presents us with a masterfully created world. It is a cute well crafted and well written story. I have to admit I really stepped out of my normal reading habits when I dove into this novella, but I was sucked right in. Admittedly I was hoping for a more action, sci-fi, or thrilling ending, but it stayed true to its family friendly fantasy which I appreciate. I would recommend this to anyone that likes to read A contemporary YA fantasy about the dangers of young love. This mermaid meets boy story presents us with a masterfully created world. It is a cute well crafted and well written story. I have to admit I really stepped out of my normal reading habits when I dove into this novella, but I was sucked right in. Admittedly I was hoping for a more action, sci-fi, or thrilling ending, but it stayed true to its family friendly fantasy which I appreciate. I would recommend this to anyone that likes to read modern fantasy stories.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    CPed

  22. 4 out of 5

    S.E. Sasaki

    Skye is an orphan mermaid who feels detached from her people, the Mer. Forbidden to have anything to do with humans, she still seeks them out, surfacing to watch a brightly lit ship carrying humans dancing and partying. When someone falls off the ship and begins to drown, she rescues the person and in so doing, reveals herself. Drawn to this human male, rich handsome Vince Boyd, she naively seeks him out every night at his boat, not suspecting his secret intentions. Skye makes some poor decision Skye is an orphan mermaid who feels detached from her people, the Mer. Forbidden to have anything to do with humans, she still seeks them out, surfacing to watch a brightly lit ship carrying humans dancing and partying. When someone falls off the ship and begins to drown, she rescues the person and in so doing, reveals herself. Drawn to this human male, rich handsome Vince Boyd, she naively seeks him out every night at his boat, not suspecting his secret intentions. Skye makes some poor decisions and ultimately ends up threatening the existence of her people. She must try and correct her mistakes and seeks the aid of the Sea King to do so. The story is well written, however it does not offer much in the way of originality or pathos. As stated in the story's title it is a variation on Disney's The Little Mermaid, the difference primarily being the modern setting. The delight in shoe shopping, clothes shopping, beautician and pedicure visits for a mermaid who is not familiar with human customs left me shaking my head. Why would an aquatic creature be delighted in twelve clothing outfits and five pairs of shoes? Sadly, the poignant theme of the original The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson, in which the mermaid refuses to kill the prince and sacrifices her life instead, is not echoed in this tale.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Skye's Lure is a charming little tale of a mermaid who wants legs and bites off more than she can chew when she meets a shady but charming human. Some of the characterization is hard to accept in the start - such as how much Skye is willing to risk to see the land, and how we're expected to root for Vince despite him kidnapping her - but when you accept that it is a fairy story, that doesn't seem to matter so much. I was completely won over by Skye's overjoyed enjoyment of the delights of shoe s Skye's Lure is a charming little tale of a mermaid who wants legs and bites off more than she can chew when she meets a shady but charming human. Some of the characterization is hard to accept in the start - such as how much Skye is willing to risk to see the land, and how we're expected to root for Vince despite him kidnapping her - but when you accept that it is a fairy story, that doesn't seem to matter so much. I was completely won over by Skye's overjoyed enjoyment of the delights of shoe shopping and pedicures, which have never felt so appealing to me before. A book that makes me smile with childlike joy must be a good one. I worry a little about the ending. It's a very fairytale ending for the repentant prince to be forgiven and gifted with a powerful tail in place of his failing legs, so that both main characters recieve a wondrous gift in the end, and initially I didn't think anything more than that. But then I started worrying about the kind of message that was sending to people who are in Vince's position and have to accept their wheelchairs. Would it be a nice idle wish for them, or would it be upsetting to think that their daily reality was being presented as a terrible fate that any sensible person would flee from? I don't know. And it makes this small book one of the more thought provoking things I've encountered recently.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Nanto

    Ok, so first off, I have to admit I don’t usually read YA romance novels. In fact, this may be a first for me. So, I had my doubts when I picked up Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya. I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised by this clean story and am glad I read it. Leya has a new twist for a story about mermaids and humans falling in love. The story revolves around a mermaid named Skye who falls for a young man named Vince who suffers from a health condition that affects his legs. There are some nic Ok, so first off, I have to admit I don’t usually read YA romance novels. In fact, this may be a first for me. So, I had my doubts when I picked up Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya. I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised by this clean story and am glad I read it. Leya has a new twist for a story about mermaids and humans falling in love. The story revolves around a mermaid named Skye who falls for a young man named Vince who suffers from a health condition that affects his legs. There are some nice plot twists and fun banter to keep a young reader engaged and interested. By the end, I found myself both wanting to read more, but also satisfied with the overall story. The author does a good job of creating believable characters and interesting situations. My only recommendation is that the story seemed a little short. It would have been nice to expound more on some of Skye’s experiences on land. Aside from that, I enjoyed reading Skye’s Lure. The story was crisp and well written. I’d recommend it for young adults looking for a quick escape and a fun read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    John Crianza

    A new take on a well known tale, Skye’s Lure paints an escapade of innocent romance found in mutual loneliness and curiosity. Re-imagining The Little Mermaid in a contemporary setting, Angel Leya introduces her readers to an unfolding of familiar events that culminate in the continuing pursuit of happiness and love. Tone and word choice geared towards a young adult audience, the simplicity of the characters should come as no surprise. The original story brief, Leya has chosen to follow a similar A new take on a well known tale, Skye’s Lure paints an escapade of innocent romance found in mutual loneliness and curiosity. Re-imagining The Little Mermaid in a contemporary setting, Angel Leya introduces her readers to an unfolding of familiar events that culminate in the continuing pursuit of happiness and love. Tone and word choice geared towards a young adult audience, the simplicity of the characters should come as no surprise. The original story brief, Leya has chosen to follow a similar formula with a few twists providing much needed anticipation. Girl’s day out shopping and a blood thirsty broadcast journalist bring in a modern flare while a visit from the Sea King maintain a traditional feel reminding us of the stories origins. Some very imaginative undertones carry potential for further expanding of the Mer world should the author create a cast of characters in a sequel, prequel or tandem line of events. As a reader I sense Angel Leya’s deep fascination and love for the idea of mermaids and I would hope she continues with the stories of Skye and Vince.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Marco Marek

    At start while reading it, I didn't like it much, but when Skye met the Sea King the story was more interesting. Her wish to be human and her desire to have legs and feet was good idea. Skye liked a man who saved from drowning named Vince, though he kidnapped her, she forgave him. The Sea king offered her a deal, she can be human for three days and then she can decide to return to be a mermaid or stay human. Just a couple of things I had a doubt, I wonder why Skye asked what's drunk? And not also At start while reading it, I didn't like it much, but when Skye met the Sea King the story was more interesting. Her wish to be human and her desire to have legs and feet was good idea. Skye liked a man who saved from drowning named Vince, though he kidnapped her, she forgave him. The Sea king offered her a deal, she can be human for three days and then she can decide to return to be a mermaid or stay human. Just a couple of things I had a doubt, I wonder why Skye asked what's drunk? And not also to TV and internet, she should ask what's too, and also when Skye would get that pedicure Vince suggested, but I didn't read he said that before, over than that it was nice read.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Steve Martinson

    This was a very nice retelling of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen, not the Disney movie (which I have never seen, so I'm not putting it down or anything). It has been updated to a very contemporary setting. It was a little confusing in one part. The human man kidnaps her, feels sorry soon after, and she falls in love with him. Other than that part, I wasn't sure what age group the author was targeting; 6-12 yrs. or 13-18 yrs., or kind of a blend. It was a well thought out retelli This was a very nice retelling of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen, not the Disney movie (which I have never seen, so I'm not putting it down or anything). It has been updated to a very contemporary setting. It was a little confusing in one part. The human man kidnaps her, feels sorry soon after, and she falls in love with him. Other than that part, I wasn't sure what age group the author was targeting; 6-12 yrs. or 13-18 yrs., or kind of a blend. It was a well thought out retelling, but it seemed a bit more 'kiddish' than I was expecting. This review is totally voluntary.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chad Barrus

    I loved this book and Angel’s treatment of The Little Mermaid in book form! I loved the movie and I love this little book as well! I think I won’t be taking things for granted again-at least I hope not. If you saw the movie you have the gist of the story but there are twists to it. If you love fantasy this is a great escape and a very enjoyable read. I urge you all to sit down and read it. If you didn’t like the movie well I won’t be able to change your mind but maybe this book might. Kudos to Ang I loved this book and Angel’s treatment of The Little Mermaid in book form! I loved the movie and I love this little book as well! I think I won’t be taking things for granted again-at least I hope not. If you saw the movie you have the gist of the story but there are twists to it. If you love fantasy this is a great escape and a very enjoyable read. I urge you all to sit down and read it. If you didn’t like the movie well I won’t be able to change your mind but maybe this book might. Kudos to Angel for a “heavenly” gift to us all at Christmas!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nat

    A nice cute twist on the little mermaid story

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anjelica

    Great read!

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