The Changeling Sea
Young Adult / May 14, 2017

Author: Patricia A. McKillip. Summary: Since the day her father’s fishing boat returned without him, Peri and her mother have mourned his loss. Her mother sinks into a deep depression and spends her days gazing out at the sea. Unable to control her anger and sadness any longer, Peri uses the small magic she knows to hex the sea. And suddenly into her drab life come the King’s sons—changelings with strange ties to the underwater kingdom—a young magician, and, finally, love. (Goodreads Summary) My Thoughts: Gorgeous. I love a good book-length fairy tale, especially when it doesn’t even try to hide that that’s what it is. The Changeling Sea is short and sweet, with vivid descriptions both of sea-side life, sea-magic, and the human heart. Like any good fairy tale, I think it’s good for both younger and older readers, as long as they’re old enough to appreciate the prose. Peri is a relatable, enjoyable protagonist and Kir is one of the only examples of ‘dark brooding LO’ that I have ever found acceptable. He is, after all, the sea’s son – I loved the way this was portrayed, the way the sea and its power was shown, and above…