Out of the Blue:
— Sarah Henning, author of the SEA WITCH duology
Out of the Blue is a sweet, sparkly story that’ll make you smile so big your cheeks hurt! — Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters and One True Loves
Merfolk legends get a queer makeover. June’s approach to nonbinary gender as a central facet of merfolk culture, creates a fresh way to explore gender presentation and identity. An upbeat romantic fantasy with serious themes. — Kirkus Reviews
Jason June’s fast-paced sophomore novel will appeal to genre fans who didn’t fully understand Ariel’s decision to become human in The Little Mermaid. The world building around merfolk gender identity is both beautiful and deeply necessary for young readers. Fans of Jay’s Gay Agenda (2021) will connect with this sex-positive LGBTQIA+ merfolk story that is a delightfully fun summer read. — Booklist
Merperson Crest begrudgingly embarks on a rite of passage in June’s (Jay’s Gay Agenda) optimistic take on The Little Mermaid, a romance packed with subplots and classic rom-com tropes. June hilariously highlights the often messy realism of interpersonal relationships, and uses that realistic grounding to build toward a true-to-life—rather than picture-perfect—conclusion. — Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Jason June is a children’s book author who loves words and stories and making memories we can hold in our heart.