Book Reviews of The Last Mermaid

The Last Mermaid
The Last Mermaid
Author: Shana Abe
ISBN-13: 9780553584974
ISBN-10: 0553584979
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 592
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 129 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Not my favorite by her. It was at times, a bit confusing, but still a good read.
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Instead of reading this book, I borrowed the audio version from the library. I really enjoy the fantasy genre and am a real lover of Harry Potter, good witches, bad warlocks, time travel, ghost stories, love spells gone awry and all that, but for some reason I've never intentionally sought out a book from the fantasy genre. Well, I am SO glad I came upon this one! I could not get enough of it! It's one of those rare books I've listened to and found that I was sorry to have reached the end, and even sorrier that there was no sequel. It was truly the most amazing and well written story I've ever read.

The story spans over more than a thousand years and focuses on three different periods in time. It is one of those rare books that has everything: a mystical premise, mystery, romance, enduring love, heartbreak, war, deception, soul mates, integrity, heroes, villains and strong, resilient and independent women who, over the centuries, have forgotten just how strong they are. But not so strong that they couldn't appreciate the help and support of a loving and devoted man. Not to mention intelligent enough to recognize that their strength was always there, inside them.

Ms. Abe's clever writing and gift for storytelling has the power to make readers believe that, once upon a time, mermaids did exist. And who's to say they didn't, or still don't? If you even mildly enjoy fantasy books, I HIGHLY recommend this one. I truly do not believe you will be disappointed. I don't think I've ever given a book 5 stars, but I didn't even hesitate to do just that with The Last Mermaid. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)
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Helpful Score: 2
3 stories from 3 different time periods-all very good. First I've read from this author-will look for more.
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A collection of 3 stories linked together by a mythicl curse and a locket. Pretty good until the very end and then I think there's a break in the continuity of the story line that makes the ending nonsensical. Disappointing.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good paranormal romance....
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Helpful Score: 2
Set of three intertwining romances, moving forward in time. The first 2 were enjoyable, the 3rd not so much.
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely LOVED this book! It hurts to give it up.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's stories told by the two main characters has they reincarnate thru thee different lives. I couldn't put the book down.
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Three very nice stories. I particularly liked the one about Ronan, Earl of Kell. I really liked how she tied all three stories together at the end.
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Three wonderful stories packed into one book. Followin the lifes of three sirens.
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I really enjoyed the story, all of them
and the way they all connected.
I read it all in 2 days I had a hard time putting the book down..
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This was 3 paranormal stories in one. The first two were very good, the last, not so much. It was disjointed, the heroine not very likeable, and didn't make much sense, to be honest. I think you were supposed to figure out what was going on by the previous two stories. A little more clarity would have helped with the ending. Overall, a good book.
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Typical Abe. No one really is what or she appears to be. A collection of tales that are linked by the final sory.
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Trio of interrelated stories about love and loss, possession and passion, entertwined with the lives of a siren race and a remote Scottish isle. The final story, which should tie it all up, is a bit obscure, but it's a fine, romantic read anyway.
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531 a.d.: The tiny island of Kell is said to be enchanted, inhabited by an extraordinary creature who comforts shipwrecked sailors passing into the next world. Prince Aedan of the Isles believes in no such nonsenseuntil he awakens on Kell itself and meets the sensuous siren who rescued him from the sea.

1721: Ronan MacMhuirich, Earl of Kell, is the target of an unlikely assassin: Leila, a mysterious woman from an exotic land. But his irresistibly beautiful would-be slayer is in just as much danger as Ronan when she falls for this man with a magic of his own.

2004: What do you do when you inherit a Scottish island you never knew existedand find yourself pursued by a handsome stranger who wants to buy it from you? Thats what happens to Ruri Kell when she accepts Iain MacInness invitation to visit her birthright, and listens to a proposition as sinfully tempting as everything else about him.

Three seductive love stories, three passionate couples, all linked by one of the most romantic myths of all.

I love this book and didn't want to put it down until I finished. She tells an amazing tale.
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book is poetic.
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Kind of a fun story. I could take it or leave it.
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A must read. Lots of surprises of a well told story. A well told mermaid tale with a new flavor. Sweet sweet romance. A wonderful sleeper tale caught me by surprise. Real joy to read.
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This book was really different from the ones I usually choose but of all the books Ive read this one has really stuck in my head. It was entertaining and kept my attention.
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Shana Abé has entranced countless readers with her passion-filled novels of adventure, intrigue, and romance. Now the author of The Secret Swan delivers a gift from the sea: three hauntingly beautiful tales connected by a legend, a locket, and a love beyond time.

531 a.d.: The tiny island of Kell is said to be enchanted,
inhabited by an extraordinary creature who comforts shipwrecked sailors passing into the next world. Prince Aedan of the Isles believes in no such nonsense?until he awakens on Kell itself and meets the sensuous siren who rescued him from the sea.

1721: Ronan MacMhuirich, Earl of Kell, is the target of an unlikely assassin: Leila, a mysterious woman from an exotic land. But his irresistibly beautiful would-be slayer is in just as much danger as Ronan when she falls for this man with a magic of his own.

2004: What do you do when you inherit a Scottish island you never knew existed?and find yourself pursued by a handsome stranger who wants to buy it from you? That?s what happens to Ruri Kell when she accepts Iain MacInnes?s invitation to visit her birthright, and listens to a proposition as sinfully tempting as everything else about him.

Three seductive love stories, three passionate couples, all linked by one of the most romantic myths of all