Title: The Glass Mermaid
Author: Melanie Karsak
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Series: The Chancellor Fairy Tales
TW: Death of family and friends due to disease, Cancer
On the shore of Lake Erie, Kate is the last of her kind and spends her days hunting beach glass for jewelry. She has resigned herself to dying alone, until she meets Cooper, who also has a secret.
This was a surprisingly heartbreaking story for such a short story. The story takes place over just a few days so it is a very quick instant love romance. Kate has lived 300 years with the guilt of not being able to save her family. She is slowly losing her mermaid charm and will die soon. Cooper is struggling to cope with the end of his life. He has so much he wants to do but knows it will never happen. They both get a second chance at life though in the end.
This was told in dual POV which really helped sell both of their feelings on each other, as well as their guilt and grief about what has happened to them. For how short this story was, it held a lot of impact. Hollie Jackson also did a great job at narrating this story and portraying the different characters. She was able to portray the emotions to go along with the story which really sold it for me.