“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Here’s what I’m waiting on this Wednesday:
♡ Author: Elizabeth Fama
♡ Release Date: August 22, 2012 (North America)
♡ Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
♡ Synopsis: Monstrous mermaids, ghosts, and a century-old curse feature in this beautifully crafted, compulsively readable thriller.
In 1872, mermaid Syrenka falls in love with 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.
One hundred thirty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger and feels drawn to him in a way she can’t explain or resist. For generations, love and death have been inextricably linked for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect…or a curse? Hester’s investigation of her family’s strange, sad history leads her to the graveyard, the crypt, and 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 long ago.
♡ Why?: Mermaids? Darwin? I adore anything set in the 19th century, especially with both mermaids and Darwinism involved. Throw in genetic defects or curses and I am so TOTALLY there. I can’t wait to read this one! August seems a long time to wait.
What are you reading this Wednesday? (Though I know it’s a day late this week…)