Summer is a great time for beach reads. Even if you can't go to the beach in real life, you can visit the sea in a book! This list is full of books with a nautical theme, whether it be mermaids, pirates, sailing, or anything else about the ocean!
Kiss of the Selkie
A Little Mermaid retelling with Fae and selkies! This enemies-to-lovers romance is a new twist on a familiar fairytale.
Do you love books about magical schools/academies? How about one with mermaids! This one is full of political intrigue, mean girls, and angsty romance.
Forbidden love between a female warrior trained to kill mermaids, and a mermaid whose people hunt humans. If you think mermaids are always beautiful and gentle, then you're in for something new, because these ones are vicious!
Daughter of the Pirate King
A teen girl pirate captain on a hunt to find a treasure map? Sign me up for some swashbuckling fun!
The Reluctant Witch by Kristen S. Walker
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
Voices of the Sea by Bethany Masone Harar
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
Sound of Sirens by Jen Minkman
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
This article was written by Kristen S. Walker.
Kristen S. Walker is a YA fantasy author and blogger, also known as a book hoarder. Check out more of her work by clicking on any of the covers below.