4 January 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature at Breaking The Spine which allows you to spotlight upcoming releases that you're really keen for!!

Author: Anna Banks
Release Date: May 22nd 2012
Publisher: Feiwal & Friends
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Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish.

What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings.

Why I'm Waiting: Well, truth be told, when I was a little girl I used to want to be a mermaid or a girl who turned into a mermaid/could talk to fish. I also love sharks and plus "Of Poseidon" .... heh heh :D that sounds awesome alone!

Author: Zoraida Cordova
Release Date: May 12th 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Set against the backdrop of a Coney Island summer comes The Vicious Deep, the story of sixteen year old Tristan Hart whose life is turned upside down when the mermaids make an unscheduled return to land in search of their new king.

When a sudden storm pulls Tristan from lifeguard duty into a deadly riptide, he discovers what he really is—a prince of the Sea Court. Turns out, his girlfriend hopping and talents as a swimmer aren’t caused by his teenage prime hormones after all.

In this modern Arthurian tale with a twist, when all a guy wants to do is get The Girl and enjoy the freak show that is a Coney Island summer, Tristan has to fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity, if he still wants it, as he’s caught in a race for a throne that is as ancient as the gods.

Why I'm Waiting: I didn't realise I chose a particular theme with this week's WoW! Again, with the childhood mermaid thing and "he's caught in a race for the throne that is as ancient as the gods" sounds amazing! Yayayyyy! 


  1. Definitely waiting on Poseidon! I love books about mythical water creatures, especially when they include hot princes!
    My WOW

  2. Great Picks! I'm waiting on both too! :)

    Especially Of Poseidon!
    Nice blog :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. I've heard about Poseidon :) But I've never heard about The Vicious Deep! It looks interesting ;)

  4. Hey, I have Of Poseidon set aside as my WOW for next week! LOL It sounds great! I just added The Vicious Deep to my tbr. Thanks for sharing.
    Waiting For Wentworth

  5. Great Picks! I'm waiting on both too! :)

  6. YAY for Mermaid novels! I haven't read any Mermaid YA, come to think of it, but it sounds exciting :D Especially Poseidon!

  7. Of Poseidon is one of my most anticipated 2012 reads! That cover is just so gorgeous! I hadn't heard of The Vicious Deep before, but it sounds awesome, too. I love stories that are based in mythology as well. Great picks!

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

  8. I am so excited for both of these books! I'm such a sucker for mermaid books.

    Great choices! :)

  9. Both look cool, especially the Vicious Deep! Great picks.

    Mine is at YA Yeah Yeah if you'd like to take a look.

  10. thanks for stopping by! lots of under the sea books here that look awesome and also bring me back to the little mermaid :) haha

    hope you get to read and enjoy them!


  11. MERMAIDS!!! Is 2012 the year of the mermaids or what?? I actually don't think I've really read any mermaid YA... but I am so excited with what we have on offer this year. These BOTH sound AMAZING!

  12. Mermaids, FTW. :)
    Actually, I haven't read any mermaid books yet. Boo. I need too--like now. These are at the top of my wishlist as well. Although I thought the original cover for Vicious Deep was much prettier than the recent one they put out. But meh. Still sounds excellent either way. :D
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me- I'm following back! I love your place here. I'll be sure to visit often. :D

    Have a great weekend!


  13. I always wanted to be a girl who could turn into a mermaid too... Both books sound really great!

  14. The Vicious Deep sounds good! I love books that involve some sort of mythology. I'm a mythology junkie!

    And I have to admit your little Twitter bird just came swooping down at me and freaked me out for all of a second. But he's cute. Hi birdie! Lol.


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