Marine Biology

Rated 4.00/5 based on 8 reviews
A short tale of seduction, selkies, and sushi.

Alex is a werewolf with problems – he’s unexpectedly alive, he’s quite definitely gay, and he’s been ordered into a partnership with one very flirty merman. In this short story, New York Times Bestselling Author Gail Carriger bring her comedic voice to contemporary fiction and male/male romance.

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Words: 11,100
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465960337
About Gail Carriger

New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London. She is fond of teeny tiny hats and tropical fruit.

The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless (March 2012). Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. She is currently writing young adult books set in the same universe ~ the Finishing School series.

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Reviews

Review by: everstone on Oct. 11, 2013 :
I liked this short story by Gail Carriger. It was a fusion of modern society and paranormal elements similar to those in her Parasol Protectorate world. I liked the dynamic of the werewolf pack and the addition of the selkies gave the story an interesting new flavour.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Denise Dernorsek on Oct. 28, 2012 :
A cute story with a twist on the usual shifter tale. I liked it a lot.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jillian MacLeod on June 17, 2012 :
A disappointing read. I'm honestly surprised that the author has written a NYT bestseller, because everything about this story felt clunky: heavy-handed exposition, stilted dialogue, and an abundance of telling rather than showing. The story tried far too hard to be quirky and cool, and ended up coming off as a poseur instead. I think the length worked against it, as well; doubling or perhaps tripling the length would've given the author a chance to be more subtle and leisurely in sketching out the universe for the reader.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Tsana Dolichva on April 03, 2012 :
Great story, adorable characters. Recommended quick read. If you enjoyed her novels, you'll enjoy this (although this story is sent in a different world, it has rather similar sensibilities).
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sally Edwards on Nov. 02, 2011 : (no rating)
I loved this. Gail Carriger's writing is fabulous in any context. Reading an M-M romance involving merpeople was something new to me. I loved the interplay of the different fantasy creatures and their habits and it was a wonderful quick read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lesley Mitchell on Oct. 30, 2011 :
Delightfully written. Great characters and an amusing tale. Highly recommended as a quick, amusing read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Penelope Frost on Oct. 10, 2011 :
I had to read this, I mean how often does merpeople and werewolfs end up in the same story?

I loved the story and it's twists. I laughed and I grinned like an idiot while reading this, and it's definitely worth the price!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Ben D on Oct. 05, 2011 : (no rating)
I bought this short story on a whim because gay werewolf/merman couple and MERPEOPLE and WERWOLVES and THIS IS EVERYTHING I LIKE.

I laughed out loud many times. I don't much like the whole 'werewolves turn into slathering beasts once a month' that Carriger puts in her werewolf universes, but it's easy enough to overlook due to the humour and the enjoyability of the world she writes in. The merpeople are very interesting--as are the selkies. Like all really good short stories, this one ends with only one thing resolved, and several more threads dangling with possiblity that is only implied. A really great read, I must say, and well worth the dollar I paid for it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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