Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's selection is:

By: Margo Lanagan
Published By: Random House Children's Books
Release Date: Sept. 11, 2012
Preorder the Book: Amazon

Goodreads Summary: On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings—and to catch their wives.

The witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast. And for a price a man may buy himself a lovely sea-wife. He may have and hold and keep her. And he will tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as she. He will be equally ensnared. And the witch will have her true payment.

Margo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire, despair, and transformation. With devastatingly beautiful prose, she reveals characters capable of unspeakable cruelty, but also unspoken love.

Why it's wanted:

This book sounds like it could be both creepy and romantic...I'm intrigued!


  1. I saw this one up on both NetGalley and Edelweiss! The blurb makes it sound pretty interesting, too. :) Great pick!

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  2. Oooh nice! Haven't heard of this one!

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  3. Wow, what an interesting sounding mythology - girls within seals? I wonder what the witch gets out of all of this...great pick!

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  4. This is a new one for me. I can see the creepy factor and that makes me want to read it all the more! Thanks for the great pick! Check out my WoW

  5. Hi Christin! Saw your comment on my blog and came to visit yours. Happy blogoversary btw. And great pick, I actually read this one and it's awesome, I loved it. Hope to see you around! ;)


  6. My goodness that sounds like a good book. Great pick!
    Thanks for sharing,
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  7. My goodness that sounds like a good book. Great pick!
    Thanks for sharing,
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