Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen
Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata–a mermaid–collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home.
But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi goes against an ancient decree and does the unthinkable–she saves his life. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy the gods… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Chattel slavery
- Attempted suicide, on-page