Skin of the Sea

Written by:
Natasha Bowen
Narrated by:
Yetide Badaki

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2021
11 hours 28 minutes
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The must-read Black mermaid fantasy series that #1 NYT bestselling author Nicola Yoon calls “epic and original,” in which one mermaid takes on the gods themselves. Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and anyone who can't wait for the live-action The Little Mermaid.

“Riveting.” —NPR
“Evocative.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Remarkable.” —Buzzfeed

A way to survive.
A way to serve.
A way to save.

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.

To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But all is not as it seems. There's the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing Simi, something that would rather see her fail . . .

Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she fails, she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.
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Simone R.

This book was amazing, can't wait for part 2. As a black woman growing up hearing about mermaid here in Jamaica I have always been fascinated... I love this book. The Narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters to life.

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Stacy H.

I was so obsessed with this story!! Black mermaids?!?! Great story, great history lesson in ancient African culture and beautifully detailed. I’ve already downloaded part 2. The narrator was super; her accent and voice inflections were beautiful and kept me smiling. I felt every emotion!

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Carmella C.

It was an amazing book!

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