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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, participating bloggers will make a post about a book whose publication they're eagerly awaiting.

This week, I'm featuring Ripple by Mandy Hubbard.
Eighteen year old Lexi Wentworth is cursed. For as long as she can remember, she’s spent every night swimming. If she doesn’t, she’ll regret it—simply walking will be agony, as if she’s stepping on shattered glass. Her body craves the water, demands the water, until she can’t say no.

But it's not the swimming that troubles Lexi. It’s the singing that goes with it.When she turned sixteen, her siren song killed the only boy she's ever loved. Now, she avoids the popular shores of the Pacific in favor of a long forgotten lake up in the mountains, where she can swim and sing in peace, far from the population of her oceanside home.

Until, that is, Cole Mills discovers her lake. He’s new to Lincoln City High, and he doesn’t know about Lexi’s reputation as an ice queen—a reputation she’s carefully cultivated to keep everyone around her safe. He pushes her, talks to her, forces her to dream of what life could be like if she weren’t a siren.

Lexi can’t stop herself from warming to him, from falling for him. Soon, he’s demanding answers, following her to the lake, unknowingly risking his life. How can she keep him safe when the one thing she wants most--to hold him close-- will endanger his life?

Who doesn't love a good Siren story? After reading some of the recent YAs featuring Sirens (eg: Siren by Tricia Rayburn), I'm really looking forward to seeing if this trend continues. So far, so good, and this looks like it'll be another great read about a less popular paranormal species. Not that I don't heart my werewolves and vampires, but the other guys deserve some love, too!


TheBookishSnob said...

Great recommend. It looks like it'll be a great read. Hope you enjoy it :)

Here's my WOW for the week

Jan von Harz said...

This one is definitely drawing a lot of attention. I am intrigued with the whole siren aspect of it myself. Good pick!

anjohnston said...

This novel looks incredible and ever since I first read the description I have been dying for it to come out already! Awesome pick!

My WoW Pick

Heather said...

I've seen this one on a few lists now... I guess I should sit up and pay attention!!!

Please check out my pick:

Sarah said...

I recently read Siren by Tricia Rayburn too, and I loved it! I am looking forward to this one too :D

sablelexi said...

Saw this on another person's wish list and had to put it on mine. the more I find it on people's lists, the more I think I might really want it.

what I'm waiting for can be found here.

danya said...

I haven't read many books about sirens (although I see Siren got a great review from you so perhaps I should check it out!) but I do think the concept is an intriguing one, with plenty of room to explore it further in YA without overdoing it.

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