Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Monstrous Beauty

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publish Date: August 21, 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Historical
Summary: Monstrous mermaids, ghosts, and a century-old curse feature in this beautifully crafted, compulsively readable thriller.

In 1872, mermaid Syrenka falls in love with a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.

One hundred thirty years later, 17-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger and feels drawn to him in a way she can't explain or resist. For generations, love and death have been inextricably linked for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect...or a curse? Hester's investigation of her family's strange, sad history leads her to the graveyard, the crypt, and the bottom of the ocean--but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of long ago.
Mermaid books have been hit or miss for me in the past but there are several coming out next year that I am hoping will be hits. Monstrous Beauty is one of them. I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover and this one is gorgeous! Plus it sounds dark and twisty and did you see the word thriller in the description?!? This is on my TBR list for sure! What books are you waiting on?


Giselle said...

Ooh I almost picked this one for my Wow too! :)

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chelleyreads said...

awesome pick! i love mermaid stories :)

Our WoW pick is HERE .


Laura @thereadingnook said...

wow im loving this cover!!! haven't heard of this book yet, so i'm glad you showed it!

Karen said...

Looks great! This is a mermaid book I can get behind!

KM said...

Oooo love a good historical fantasy! Thanks for the heads up :)

Ashley Prince said...

This sounds so good!

Lindsay Cummings author said...


I'm hosting an exclusive Cover reveal for TOUHCING THE SURFACE, by Kim Sabatini, a 2012 release from SimonPulse! Will you come by and comment your thoughts on it?!

Kathy said...

So many mermaid books coming out in 2012! I wonder if they are going to be the next big thing. This cover is totally eye catching, and the blub has me curious.

Rebecca said...

I love the sound of this one. o: It sounds so good. I'll have to put yet another book from today on my to-read list! I love mermaids too, but haven't read too many yet.

Find out what I'm waiting on!


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