Waiting on Wednesday (41)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"May"
by Kathryn Lasky
Scholastic Press
Release Date: Mar 1, 2011

The following description is from goodreads.com:

Book 2 in Kathryn Lasky's shimmering quartet about mermaid sisters and supernatural love. May feels her life drying up. The sea calls to her, but her parents forbid her from swimming. She longs for books, but her mother finds her passion for learning strange. She yearns for independence, but a persistent suitor, Rudd, wants to tame her spirited ways. Yet after her fifteenth birthday, the urge to break free becomes overpowering and May makes a life-changing discovery. She does not belong on land where girls are meant to be obedient. She is a mermaid-a creature of the sea. For the first time, May learns what freedom feels like-the thrill of exploring both the vast ocean and the previously forbidden books. She even catches the eye of Hugh, an astronomy student who, unlike the townspeople, finds May anything but strange. But not everyone is pleased with May's transformation. Rudd decides that if can't have May, no one will. He knows how to destroy her happiness and goes to drastic measures to ensure that May loses everything: her freedom and the only boy she's ever loved.


This book is about a mermaid, need I say more?? Unfortunately, I haven't read the first book in the series, but I have time before this one comes out! I love the cover and the romance sounds fantastic! What are you waiting for this week???

27 comments

  1. I love how this emphasizes her independence and passion for learning and books! It kind of makes me think of The Little Mermaid 2 =) I need to read more mermaid books! Great pick!

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  2. Sounds great...I now have to go pick up the first one.

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  3. Love the cover and the sound of this one! Haven't read the first one, but I'm adding both to my TBR list. Thanks.

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  4. OH I have not even heard of this series! I want to read about mermaids!!! Great pick! I put this on my tbr pile :D

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  5. This book looks BEAUTIFUL. I'll need to catch up on the first in the series, though.

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  6. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds great! I agree the cover is beautiful as well! Off to add it to my ever growing list!
    The Delusional Diaries

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  7. I haven't heard of this one, But I love mermaids... Great pick, and I love the cover!!

    -Steph
    Check out my WOW!

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  8. Love Laskey's books and this sounds like it will be a favorite too. Good Pick!

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  9. I haven't read the first book either, but I like the sound of this. Looks good! :)

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  10. I haven't heard of this series. I'm going to have to add it to my wishlist though!

    Here's the link to my WOW:

    http://jamielovesya.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

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  11. I haven't heard of this series but I really love the mermaid concept, it sounds great! =)

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  12. This sounds so gorgeous, and I adore the cover! Excellent pick! :)

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  13. I can't think of the last book I read about mermaids...probably The Little Mermaid ;-)

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  14. I haven't heard of this series before but it sounds good, thanks for sharing!

    http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com/

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  15. The cover certainly is beautiful...hope you enjoy it, and the first book in the series :)

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  16. The cover is stunning! I don’t think I’ve read anything with mermaids. I should rectify that situation soon. Nice pick!

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  17. I saw this series over at Gr and wanted it too :)

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  18. I have not read the first book yet either, but the cover of this one is awesome! I am adding it to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. This sounds like a good series that I need to read. I love these types of books! Great pick!

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  20. Need you say more? Nope! You've got me!

    I wanted book 1 but I reallly want book 2 :)

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  21. Hannah is still waiting on my shelf! I need to read it.

    I am just WOWing over the cover of Janet Fox’s new book, Forgiven, check it out on my blog!
    http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/10/leaving-paradise.html
    Blessings,
    Gabrielle Carolina

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  22. Cool! I haven't heard of this series. It sounds fabulous.

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  23. Ooh sounds good! I haven't read the first one, though. I guess I had better get on that haha. Great pick!

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Thanks so much for your lovely comments!