This is my personal offshoot of #FaeFriday, a book tag created by Kristy at Caffeinated Fae (y’all know how much I love my supernatural caffeine addicts 😉 ). I do plan to do some of the regular Fae Friday posts, but today I’d like to put my own NeriSiren spin on the prompt.
Today’s prompt is: What is your favorite book featuring a shapeshifter?
Now, if you’ve been following this blog for even just a few months, you probably already know my answer: basically, ANY BOOK WITH SELKIES IN IT. If I had to choose a favorite favorite, I’d go with my first and truest love: Sylvia Peck’s Seal Child, which introduced me to the genre when I was in middle school. For a more in-depth analysis of Juv/YA selkie literature, see The Great Selkie Post.
Now, being a devoted selkie student, I’d like to take this prompt one step beyond. The October Daye series has taught me that the original seal faeries — the Roane — were not only shape-shifters, but also prophets. They could see and predict the future. In honor of the Roane, I would like to offer the following future prompt for #FaeFriday:
What books are you looking forward to reading in the near future? (bonus points if they’re fae-related books and/or books involving prophecies/fortune telling/crystal balls).
For my part, I offer the following totally candid photos of NeriSiren in the middle of her own shape-shift while tackling a pile of potential 2020 summer/beach reads (at least, for the backyard beach). A few of the books have already been covered (particularly in previous summers), but a few represent potential review subjects for the next few months. If you’d like a few more hints, see my tags for this post.
Keep a weather eye on the horizon, Bookwyrms! And for more #mermaidbeachreads photos, see my Instagram post.