Reviews

  • "Outstanding . . . Margo Lanagan is a writer whose violently sexy reworkings of Grimm have previously been more for teenagers, but her new book stays within the allusive fairy tale tropes and will enthrall readers of 11+. Nothing is predictable in this astonishing novel, which expands on classic tales about selkie brides with unsettling imaginative thoroughness"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "Lanagan's prose is always a joy . . . she shows writing of the highest order: subtle, powerful, poetic"

    Marcus Sedgwick, Guardian
  • "Margo Lanagan’s writing is dangerously beautiful; it knows how to dance, and it knows how to fight"

    Mal Peet
  • "Powerful, beautiful, dangerous, unsettling, truthful, earthy, challenging, poetic, wonderful, absorbing. I can't recommend it highly enough. Margo Lanagan has a unique, uncompromising and lyrical voice and she brings it to the folk myth of selkies in a soaring journey of passion and pain . . . Read this selkie novel. It's heartstoppingly gorgeous. And you won't find anyone else with a voice like Margo's. Five stars"

    The Bookbag
  • "Atmospheric, moving and rich in detail."

    Fluttering Butterflies