We are so excited to be announcing the tour schedule for SKIN OF THE SEA by Natasha Bowen. Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate in this Creative Review Tour! Please be sure to check out each stop on the tour, where our hosts will be reviewing the book and displaying it in a creative way. We appreciate all the help in spreading the word about this awesome title!
Monday, November 1
Holly – @doodle.books
Tuesday, November 2
Madeline – @imaginewithellie
Wednesday, November 3
Jess – @mrsmiralda
Thursday, November 4
Candid – @balancing_books_and_beauties
Friday, November 5
Charity – @charitys.bookshelf
Saturday, November 6
Carly – @beautynherbooks
Content Warning: Racism
Age requirement: 13+
An unforgettable fantasy debut in which a mermaid takes on the gods themselves.
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 does the unthinkable—she saves his life, going against an ancient decree. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy it.
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 doesn’t, then she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.
About Natasha Bowen
Natasha Bowen is a writer, a teacher, and a mother of three children. She is of Nigerian and Welsh descent and lives in Cambridge, England, where she grew up. Natasha studied English and creative writing at Bath Spa University before moving to East London, where she taught for nearly ten years. Her debut book was inspired by her passion for mermaids and African history. She is obsessed with Japanese and German stationery and spends stupid amounts on notebooks, which she then features on her secret Instagram. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, watched over carefully by Milk and Honey, her cat and dog.