Waiting on Wednesday (114)

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:

"The Brides of Rollrock Island"

by Margo Lanagan
Random House Children's
Release Date: Sep 11, 2012

The following description is from goodreads.com:

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.

This sounds a little creepy in a good way! A little mermaid-ish too. Definitely a new and different idea!

What are you waiting for this week???

17 comments:

Karen said...

That does sound creepy and the cover has a spooky kind of fee to it.
You'll have to let me know if you like it once you read it.

Joy said...

Looks good and I like witch and ghost stories.
Have fun reading! Following you on Pinterest now.

Kelley Lee said...

That sounds beautifully creepy! I love a good ghost story.

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Christina / Book Addict said...

I love the sound of this one and am waiting anxiously for it as well. I think it sounds really unique! Great pick!

fakesteph said...

OMG I have to read this.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Whoa. What a cool concept. I love it. And such a fantastic cover.

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Ohhh love the cover of this one! Great pick :D

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Blodeuedd said...

I do like the selkie myths

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Soulds creepy, but exciting too! :D
Nice pick!

KM said...

Oooo I hadn't heard of this one! But it sounds great! Thanks for the rec! :)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOoh that's new to me! Looks intriguing too!

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@HarleyBearBooks said...

This is definitely original and kind of creepy, but it works somehow. I wonder if they are mermaids or what since the girl on the cover has legs it seems. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

The Norwegian BookGirl said...

This book is on my wishlist too. I love creepy stuff :)

Dani said...

Oooh! This does sound interesting. Great choice!

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The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like an interesting book. And I like the cover!

Vegan YA Nerds said...

I'm so glad you're interested in this book, I hope you get a copy when it's released over there!

Hafsah - IceyBooks said...

Never heard of this one, but I really like the cover. Great pick!

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