In a world where humanity often seems lost, what does it mean to be human? A new twist on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved--yet tragic--fairy tale "The Little Mermaid."
There's more than one way to drown.
Coral has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease, said to be carried by humans--emotions. Can she face the darkness long enough to surface in the light?
Above the sea, Brooke has nothing left to give. Depression and anxiety have left her feeling isolated. Forgotten. The only thing she can rely on is the numbness she finds within the cool and comforting ocean waves. If only she weren't stuck at Fathoms--a new group therapy home that promises a second chance at life. But what's the point of living if her soul is destined to bleed?
Merrick may be San Francisco's golden boy, but he wants nothing more than to escape his controlling father. When his younger sister's suicide attempt sends Merrick to his breaking point, escape becomes the only option. If he can find their mom, everything will be made right again--right?
When their worlds collide, all three will do whatever it takes to survive, and Coral might even catch a prince in the process. But what--and who--must they leave behind for life to finally begin?
Praise for Coral
"I was not prepared for Coral. Sara Ella strikes every emotional chord imaginable, sweeping the reader into a breathless, powerful journey of the heart and mind--raw, beautiful, and as real as it gets. Coral is a painful, resonate tale that will linger long after The End." --Lindsay A. Franklin, award-winning author of The Story Peddler
"Part fantasy, part reality, this heart-wrenching tale will pull you under its spell. Coral is an in-depth look at the lives we lead, the ones we lose, and how we get through it all." --Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold and Tiger Queen
"As magical as a fairy tale, Coral is a beautiful reimagining full of heart, hope, and the powerful healing of unconditional love." --Lauren Mansy, author of The Memory Thief
"Sara Ella gives readers an honest, candid portrayal of depression that's sure to resonate with readers." --Christina June, author of It Started With Goodbye, Everywhere You Want To Be, and No Place Like Here