Out of the Blue


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$17.99  $16.73
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5.85 X 8.58 X 1.26 inches | 0.98 pounds

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About the Author

Jason June has planned to be a merperson ever since he first saw The Little Mermaid and strongly identified with King Triton's daughters. While he waits for his fin to appear, Jason June is a New York Times bestselling author who writes young adult works full of queer joy and love and lust and magic. He is the author of Jay's Gay Agenda, and can be found on social media @heyjasonjune, and on his website at heyjasonjune.com.


"OUT OF THE BLUE is a hilarious and heart-warming modern update of The Little Mermaid. Splashy, voicey, and prescient, this fish-out-of-water tale (pun intended) is the perfect rom-com to have in your beach bag this summer."
-- 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

Readers who are drawn to the whimsical premise will stay for its emotional truthfulness about the earth-shattering intensity of first, if not forever, love. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books