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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday- Waking Storms by Sarah Porter

""We have lingered in the chambers of the sea, by sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown, till human voices wake us, and we drown."

After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefully on her own. But her tranquility doesn't last long: she receives news that the tribe is on the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership. Anais, their cruel queen, wants Luce dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined to make her pay for her part in the murder of his family. And while the mermaids cling to the idea that humans never suspect their existence, there are suddenly ominous signs to the contrary.

But when Luce and Dorian meet, they start to wonder if love can overpower the hatred they know they should feel for each other. Luce's new friendship with an ancient renegade mermaid gives her hope that her kind might someday change their murderous ways. But how can Luce fulfill her rightful role as queen of the mermaids without sacrificing her forbidden romance with Dorian?

Full of miraculous reunions and heart-pounding rescues, this haunting second installment in the Lost Voices Trilogy finds Luce eager to attempt reconciliation with humans—as long as war doesn't break out first."- summary from author's website

My thoughts: I absolutely loved the first book Lost Voices. It was so atmospheric and such an interesting twist on mermaids and sirens. I've been looking forward to the sequel since finishing the previous book and you'd better believe I'll be hunting this book down at BEA. Watch out, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!

What are you all waiting for this week?

1 comment:

  1. I got really distracted by the quote that kicked it off. I love me some J. Alfred Prufrock!