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A mysterious shipwreck could unlock ancient powers… or send her to a watery grave.

Targa MacAuley feels more at home on dry land than in the watery realm of her mermaid ancestors. After 17 years on solid ground, she fears she’ll never grow into the creature her mother hoped she’d become. To keep her mom’s homesickness and true identity under wraps, Targa signs on for a mysterious salvage dive in the Baltic Sea.

Her plan to blend in with the rest of the crew is spoiled when she catches the eye of a handsome local. A freak accident and a strange connection to the ancient shipwreck below attract even more unwanted attention. With both her mom’s secret—and her life—in danger, Targa must finally find the courage to unleash the currents surging deep within.

Born of Water is the first book in The Elemental Origins, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels which can be read in any order. If you like new twists on mermaid lore, simmering romance, and close-knit mother-daughter bonds, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s nautical adventure. Embark on a deeper dive into the story's lore with The Wreck of Sybellen, a companion novel included with the audiobook.

©2016 A.L. Knorr (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing

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Beautifully written story proving Mermaids are real.

Strong world and character development. Mermaid's must keep in contact with salt water, the saltier the better. This makes life difficult for them. Targa lives with her mother and her mother thinks her daughter will never make the change to Mermaid. On a trip to a restoration dive in the Baltic, she falls into the water and drowns. She awakens underwater able to breath hear and see perfectly. Her new life starts.

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Great listen

I am sure that it is a great read as well, but I enjoyed the listen! Thank you Gabra.

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  • 05-30-18

excellent story!

loved it, wish there was a second book to find out more about the characters and how they developed.