Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week my pick is Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama:
Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, 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. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at 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 so long ago.
Hardcover, 295 pages
Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
I would like to point out that this is another AMAZING release that is set to launch on my
Birthday :) I have found a couple really awesome books that will be must haves for that day!!
However I don't just want this book because it releases on my birthday but because I love a
good mermaid story. For so long they had faded into the back ground and they are really
making a strong come back now!!
This is what I am waiting on this Wednesday what are you waiting on?!
Leave me a link and I will head over and check it out!!