8 Books Inspired by The Little Mermaid 

The Disney’s live action remake of The Little Mermaid is the talk of the internet. The classic story is a fan favorite and even a few authors! That is why we will be looking at 8 books inspired by the little Mermaid. Keep reading to find out which books made the list! 

The Little Mermaid Origins

The Little Mermaid movie
8 Books Inspired by The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale that was first written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in 1837. It was part of a collection of fairy tales for children. Since then, the novel has been adapted into many movies and television shows. 

The story follows a mermaid who wants to give her life as a mermaid and life her life as a human.  

This has inspired many stories over the decades and as proven by the live adaptation movie, it is just as popular as ever. You can see the 8 books that it inspired with different twists below. 

8 Books Inspired by The Little Mermaid 

Books inspired by The Little Mermaid 

The first novel on the list is the international bestseller To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. It is a darker retelling of the fairy tale and doesn’t follow the original story that much. Princess Lira is feared amongst humans for all the hearts she has ripped out. But when she disobeys her mother, the Sea Queen, she is stripped of her identity and forced to become a human.  

Another novel inspired by the Little Mermaid is a high fantasy novel titled The Crescent City Series By Sarah J. Maas. This is a series that is complex, involves multiple plots and worlds, and a lot of murder and bloodshed. It is not your typical retelling but a vast world-building novel that will have you under its spell. 

Jade Song made a splash with her debut novel Chlorine. The Story is told by Ren, as she recalls her childhood as a human and recalls her hopes and dreams. A reverse-story from human to mermaid that is not for the faint of heart.  


These are the 8 books inspired by The Little Mermaid. If you enjoy fairy tales and want to read them with different twists and plots, then these books will keep you entertained! 

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