We are so excited to see the new The Little Mermaid movie! With Halle Baily as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Awkwafina as Scuttle, this is one movie we don’t want to miss! We’re getting into the “under the sea” spirit with this list of books we think you should read based on your favorite character from The Little Mermaid. So let’s dive on into this list of books like The Little Mermaid!
If Ariel is your favorite character, we recommend Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen, and the sequel, Soul of the Deep!
Just as Ariel gets into trouble for rescuing a human, so does Simi in this must-read Black mermaid fantasy series.
If Ursula is your favorite character, we recommend Those We Drown by Amy Goldsmith.
Poor unfortunate souls aboard a ship, dark secrets lurking everywhere, and prices people aren’t willing to pay? This sounds like an ocean-drenched, atmospheric horror that Ursula would live for!
If Prince Eric is your favorite character, we recommend The Isles of the Gods by Amie Kaufman.
We know Prince Eric would love reading this action-packed adventure on the high seas. The tale features magic, a prince, and two complete strangers falling in love—now, why does that sound familiar . . . ?
If Flounder is your favorite character, we recommend Picture-Perfect Boyfriend by Becky Dean.
We all know Flounder is one big cinnamon roll, which is why we think he’d love a good, light-hearted romcom about a girl falling in love with her not-so-fake boyfriend on a Hawaiian beach vacation.
If Flotsam and Jetsam are your favorite characters, we recommend Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather.
Those eels are a bit on the creepy side, so we think they’d totally be into this oceanic horror that combines the Salem Witch Trials, the Titanic, and the sass of Mean Girls.
If Sebastian is your favorite character, we recommend The Wicked Bargain by Gabe Cole Novoa.
We think Sebastian could totally relate to Mar’s attempts to reverse a wicked bargain made by his father. After all, we know Sebastian would do anything to undo the wicked bargain Ariel made with Ursula.
If Scuttle is your favorite character, we recommend The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson.
Scuttle may be a bit of a bird brain sometimes, but she’s also the eyes in the skies, and the first one to report Ursula’s trickery to the rest of the group. We like to think Scuttle would enjoy reading this Castle Cove mystery while collecting “evidence” like dinglehoppers and snarfblats.