Coral

CoralThere Is Than One Way To DrownCoral Has Always Been Different, Standing Out From Her Mermaid Sisters In A Society Where Blending In Is Key Worse Yet, She Fears She Has Been Afflicted With The Dreaded Disease, Said To Be Carried By Humans Emotions Can She Face The Darkness Long Enough To Surface In The Light Above The Sea, Brooke Has Nothing Left To Give Depression And Anxiety Have Left Her Feeling Isolated Forgotten The Only Thing She Can Rely On Is The Numbness She Finds Within The Cool And Comforting Ocean Waves If Only She Weren T Stuck At Fathoms A New Group Therapy Home That Promises A Second Chance At Life But What S The Point Of Living If Her Soul Is Destined To Bleed Merrick May Be San Francisco S Golden Boy, But He Wants Nothing Than To Escape His Controlling Father When His Younger Sister S Suicide Attempt Sends Merrick To His Breaking Point, Escape Becomes The Only Option If He Can Find Their Mom, Everything Will Be Made Right Again Right When Their Worlds Collide, All Three Will Do Whatever It Takes To Survive, And Coral Might Even Catch A Prince In The Process But What And Who Must They Leave Behind For Life To Finally Begin Taking A New Twist On Hans Christian Andersen S Beloved Yet Tragic Fairy Tale, Coral Explores Mental Health From Multiple Perspectives, Questioning What It Means To Be Human In A World Where Humanity Often Seems Lost Trigger Warning A Note to My Readers You will find this note at the beginning of this book as well For my friends who have experienced trauma, a warning this story may be triggering I have done my best to approach the mental health topics addressed in this book in the most sensitive and caring way possible But even all the research and sensitivity readers in the world would never make it so I could approach every aspect of mental health from every perspective Your experience is unique t Trigger Warning A Note to My Readers You will find this note at the beginning of this book as well For my friends who have experienced trauma, a warning this story may be triggering I have done my best to approach the mental health topics addressed in this book in the most sensitive and caring way possible But even all the research and sensitivity readers in the world would never make it so I could approach every aspect of mental health from every perspective Your experience is unique to you Potential triggers include suicide, self harm, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and unwanted non consensual advances.With that said, while some of what I have written comes from research and some from the caring eyes of sensitivity readers who have lived through many of these experiences, other pieces come from my own personal experience with emotional trauma If you have lost a loved one, I m with you If you face depression or anxiety, my heart aches with you in a truly personal way If you have ever felt misunderstood for these things or simply wanted to escape altogether I understand.For the girl who is not okay For the boy who wonders if it will ever get better This story is for you.My hope is that Coral s tale may be a small pinprick of light in your darkness a reminder that you are seen You are loved You are not alone You are not nothing, my friend And neither am I.Sincerely,Sara Ella 3.5 stars Coral, a modern day reimagining of The Little Mermaid, follows three perspectives through their struggles with mental illness.Coral A little mermaid who lost her oldest sister to Red Tide, a condition that mirrors depression.Estranged and misunderstood by the rest of her family, Coral sets out to find the Prince she blames for her older sister s demise.Merrick A young man whose controlling father is definitely the villain of his story.After his little sister attempts suicide, and 3.5 stars Coral, a modern day reimagining of The Little Mermaid, follows three perspectives through their struggles with mental illness.Coral A little mermaid who lost her oldest sister to Red Tide, a condition that mirrors depression.Estranged and misunderstood by the rest of her family, Coral sets out to find the Prince she blames for her older sister s demise.Merrick A young man whose controlling father is definitely the villain of his story.After his little sister attempts suicide, and their mother runs off, unable to cope, he blames his father for the entire situation.When his father announces that he is planning to send his sister, Amaya, to a residential treatment program, Merrick disagrees He thinks she should be with family and essentially kidnaps her to keep her from going into treatment.Brooke The most mysterious of the three perspectives, Brooke is struggling with depression and anxiety and currently residing in a treatment center She is the most challenging to decipher.As a reader, you can tell all three perspectives are related somehow, as the storylines begin to run parallel, but you don t know exactly how.Once all is revealed, it makes sense and is a very heavy story to take in.While I understand how important the topics tackled in this book are, I personally had a hard time connecting with the story.The writing is strong and I know for the right person, read at the right time, this book could mean so, so much.For me, the perspectives began to run into one another and I just never felt fully engrossed in the story.With this being said, I do think it has a completely unique way of exploring very serious mental health issues and I am glad that I read it.I urge you to read the author, Sara Ella s, review for this book as she includes a full list of trigger warnings I definitely think that is important for this one Tread cautiously if you are at all worried that something may be harmful to your mental state.Thank you so much to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review I do consider this a heart breakingly beautiful tale, but please be sure you are in the correct headspace before reading Many thanks to Allison at Thomas Nelson for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewDNF at 55% for two reasons.1 I m confused at one point or another I must have zoned out because I am quite confused and don t really know what s going on2 Suicide mental illness there are a lot of themes surrounding mental illness and I always love to see those representations in books Unfortunately, I m going through a patch of particularly strong anxiety so I m really sensitive to triggers Als Many thanks to Allison at Thomas Nelson for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewDNF at 55% for two reasons.1 I m confused at one point or another I must have zoned out because I am quite confused and don t really know what s going on2 Suicide mental illness there are a lot of themes surrounding mental illness and I always love to see those representations in books Unfortunately, I m going through a patch of particularly strong anxiety so I m really sensitive to triggers Also, I feel like the author is doing a poor job of representing mental illness and psychiatric hospitals in a realistic and healthy way This sounds amazing Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Coral by Sara Ella is a young adult fantasy that is a loosely based retelling of the Little Mermaid This one is a rather dark version of the classic that comes with a long list of trigger warnings for readers including suicide, self harm, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and unwanted non consensual advances.The book begins with Coral, our mermaid, who is different than all the others around her Corals fears she has contracted a deadly disease that her older sister Coral by Sara Ella is a young adult fantasy that is a loosely based retelling of the Little Mermaid This one is a rather dark version of the classic that comes with a long list of trigger warnings for readers including suicide, self harm, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and unwanted non consensual advances.The book begins with Coral, our mermaid, who is different than all the others around her Corals fears she has contracted a deadly disease that her older sister once suffered from that comes from the humans, emotions Then there s Brooke, a girl from the human world who is in a group therapy home being treated for depression and anxiety And then there s Merrick, the rich golden boy who blames his controlling father for his sister s suicide attempt.I have to say my biggest issue with this title simply came from the style in which the author chose to tell the story As you may see with my little summary or even the book s own blurb we are tossed into three main characters very different storylines all at once changing the point of view between them which I felt was extremely confusing and hard to follow and get to know any one side With subject matter like the ones in this book the haphazard back and forth was not letting me feel their emotions but instead wondering if I should take notes.I hate being a negative Nelly but this one took me four days to finish as I kept putting it down when I can normally be a book or two a day reader So while I can appreciate the creativity of being inspired by a classic and writing something completely new and also tackling very deep subjects I can t honestly say I d recommend this one unless one enjoys the style of feeling like you are reading multiple separate books only for them to eventually join together.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit Just look at that cover It isn t hard to imagine why I wanted to read Coral by Sara Ella Between the cover and finding out it has a fairy tale twist, I just could not pass it up However, if you struggle with depression, mental illness and have certain triggers You may want to avoid my review.WARNING MENTAL HEALTH TRIGGERS Coral is a mermaid and her father is the King She has two sisters, Jordan and The Crown Princess Emotions are for humans, not merpeople The Crown Princess is struggling Just look at that cover It isn t hard to imagine why I wanted to read Coral by Sara Ella Between the cover and finding out it has a fairy tale twist, I just could not pass it up However, if you struggle with depression, mental illness and have certain triggers You may want to avoid my review.WARNING MENTAL HEALTH TRIGGERS Coral is a mermaid and her father is the King She has two sisters, Jordan and The Crown Princess Emotions are for humans, not merpeople The Crown Princess is struggling Her father doesn t seem to understand Coral is the only one who shows any empathy towards The Crown Princess She has a disease and Coral is showing signs of it as well On land, Brooke is admitted into a mental health group therapy facility No matter if those around her try to reach out she still feels alone Then there is Merrick He comes from a wealthy family, but they also are torn apart by mental illness After is mom leaves, he goes to find her, and along the way meets a mesmerizing girl named Coral.I am so torn I really wanted to love this book However, I want to give a HUGE thank you to the author I love that she took a popular fairy tale and used it to bring awareness to mental health, depression, anxiety, and suicide The fact that mental health is the sole focus of this book is amazing.That being said The book is hard to read Not the themes The points of view transitions of Coral, Brooke, and Merrick are so rough There were many times where I thought I had to re read the book because I was so confused There are a few moments where I didn t even know that the characters changed points of view That brings me to the characters We don t ever get detail about the characters They are all defined by their mental illness or how it has affected those around them We don t really get to know them outside of their internal struggles This makes the story feel like it has a lack of depth.This may seem silly And it may just be me But personally, I was not a fan of the description Specifically in the Mer World Is that what we call it She talks about the seaweed bedsheets or eel gel I know this is a young adult book, but this felt like something that would have been in a children s book Instead of immersing me in this world, it actually made me tune out Plus, when Coral comes to the surface, she just seems to blend right in like it is second nature It just didn t seem believable.Overall, I really applaud the author for trying to bring a story that we love and bring awareness to mental health The story just needs a little work So I rate this book 2 out of 5 stars.I received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own Thank you Full disclosure Sara Ella is a friend of mine and I was sent an ARC copy of the book for review For me, some elements were 3 stars, some were 5 stars.The worst I can say about it is that I spent a lot of time being confused about the timeline I was reading too much into it, making up theories that I was WAY of about, so I think if you just take it at face value and allow the story to play out in its own time you won t feel the confusion that I did.The best I can say is that Sara captures a l Full disclosure Sara Ella is a friend of mine and I was sent an ARC copy of the book for review For me, some elements were 3 stars, some were 5 stars.The worst I can say about it is that I spent a lot of time being confused about the timeline I was reading too much into it, making up theories that I was WAY of about, so I think if you just take it at face value and allow the story to play out in its own time you won t feel the confusion that I did.The best I can say is that Sara captures a lot of the mental illness aspect very well, and I was fully invested in her characters The mermaid scenes were pretty great too There are many references to things from The Little Mermaid, be it a name, a song lyric said in conversation, plot points Sara Ella does fairy tale elements very well This book hits different It s deep and emotional and so many people need this story I m beyond thankful Sara fought through the difficulties she had writing this story This story could be the thing that saves someone s life.Such an unique twist on a well known fairytale She did an amazing job wrapping everything up, and making me feel every emotion Sara is queen of plot twists and I loved them all Even though they broke my heart If you know anyone who has depression, if YOU have depression This book hits different It s deep and emotional and so many people need this story I m beyond thankful Sara fought through the difficulties she had writing this story This story could be the thing that saves someone s life.Such an unique twist on a well known fairytale She did an amazing job wrapping everything up, and making me feel every emotion Sara is queen of plot twists and I loved them all Even though they broke my heart If you know anyone who has depression, if YOU have depression, or even if you don t, you need to read this book It will give insight to so many thoughts and feelings You are not alone You are not nothing.4.5 5 stars I received the book from the author All opinions are my own Coral is such a raw, beautiful story It left me breathless and desperately wanting , yet it was so satisfying in what it was, and ended so perfectly.The characters are all so real I felt their struggles in me I felt their struggles in my friends Coral, Brooke, Merrick, Hope, Grim, Nikki, Jake, Beck, Miss Brandes Pieces of them are pieces of me, and that was amazing to read.It s an incredibly brave thing to do to write a story like this about mental health For Sara Ella to be vulnerabl Coral is such a raw, beautiful story It left me breathless and desperately wanting , yet it was so satisfying in what it was, and ended so perfectly.The characters are all so real I felt their struggles in me I felt their struggles in my friends Coral, Brooke, Merrick, Hope, Grim, Nikki, Jake, Beck, Miss Brandes Pieces of them are pieces of me, and that was amazing to read.It s an incredibly brave thing to do to write a story like this about mental health For Sara Ella to be vulnerable enough to pour her heart and soul into this storyIt s so personal, so touching, so powerful And I love this story evenfor that.It s not a fast paced book, and for some I think it could be very difficult to read, but the raw emotions, and the messy, real life in it are so well written It s not a fun book It s even a hard book, sometimes But it s so good, in a deep, soul touching way.Content please note that this deals with some really tough subjects and could be triggering Sara has a beautiful note in the front of the book which you should read before venturing into the story.I definitely have to reread this book before I can fully grasp the intricate soul of this story, and I m looking forward to it It has captured my heart It has inspired me in so many ways It s my prayer that it will do the same for youYou are not nothing You are not aloneNOTE I received an ARC of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review. This is a big emotional read It deals with emotional trauma and the many faces of mental illness in the most original way possible Reading it was sometimes confusing, but in the end, it felt like I was wearing the story like a blanket It s a part of who I am now Depression, anxiety it s an illness Nothing is what it seems at first glance You can t never know what s inside everyone s head, what they are thinking and feeling, beside their smile The most important part of the story, for m This is a big emotional read It deals with emotional trauma and the many faces of mental illness in the most original way possible Reading it was sometimes confusing, but in the end, it felt like I was wearing the story like a blanket It s a part of who I am now Depression, anxiety it s an illness Nothing is what it seems at first glance You can t never know what s inside everyone s head, what they are thinking and feeling, beside their smile The most important part of the story, for me, is to understand that whether you think you re not worthy enough, you MUST remind yourself that you ARE NOT nothing, you ARE enough, and you ARE important.I m totally getting that tattoo, btw I received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own Lyrical, painful, and real Was slightly distracted by two of the main characters having the same first names as my two best friends.

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Coral
  • Sara Ella
  • 04 September 2017
  • 0785224459