The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

The Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey

228 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction literary magical realism emotional mysterious sad medium-paced
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In 1976, David is fishing off the island of Black Conch when he comes upon a creature he doesn't expect: a mermaid by the name of Aycayia. Once a beautiful young woman, she was cursed by jealous wives to live in this form for the rest of her days....

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,096 reviews

Moods

emotional 70%
mysterious 55%
sad 55%
reflective 46%
adventurous 38%
dark 31%
tense 19%
challenging 17%
hopeful 15%
inspiring 9%
informative 3%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 21%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 38% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | No: 2% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 27% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.82

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