Coral

Coral Review

There is 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?

Taking a new twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved—yet tragic—fairy tale, Coral explores mental health from multiple perspectives, questioning what it means to be human in a world where humanity often seems lost.

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    Coral Reviews

  • Sara Ella

    Trigger Warning & A Note to My Readers:(*You will find this note at the beginning of this book as well.*)For my friends who have experienced trauma, a warning—this story may be triggering. I have do...

  • megs_bookrack

    **3.5-stars**Coral, a modern-day reimagining of The Little Mermaid, follows three perspectives through their struggles with mental illness.Coral: A little mermaid who lost her oldest sister to Red Tid...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Allison at Thomas Nelson for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewDNF at 55% for two reasons.1. I'm confused - at one point or another I must have zoned out because I am qu...

  • Carrie

    Coral by Sara Ella is a young adult fantasy that is a loosely based retelling of the Little Mermaid. This one is a rather dark version of the classic that comes with a long list of trigger warnings fo...

  • Amanda

    Just look at that cover. It isn’t hard to imagine why I wanted to read Coral by Sara Ella. Between the cover and finding out it has a fairy tale twist, I just could not pass it up. However, if you...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)

    Full disclosure: Sara Ella is a friend of mine and I was sent an ARC copy of the book for review. For me, some elements were 3 stars, some were 5 stars.The worst I can say about it is that I spent a l...

  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)

    This book hits different. It’s deep and emotional and so many people need this story. I’m beyond thankful Sara fought through the difficulties she had writing this story. This story could be the t...

  • Jane

    Coral is such a raw, beautiful story. It left me breathless and desperately wanting more, yet it was so satisfying in what it was, and ended so perfectly.The characters are all so real. I felt their s...

  • Melissa

    This is a big emotional read. It deals with emotional trauma and the many faces of mental illness in the most original way possible. Reading it was sometimes confusing, but in the end, it felt like I ...

  • R.F. Gammon

    Lyrical, painful, and real. Was slightly distracted by two of the main characters having the same first names as my two best friends. ...