Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (82)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (5/6/14):

Description (from Goodreads):
The first in a series of four epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world.

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.
Why I’m Waiting:
There are two reasons I’m waiting on this one. First, the story! It kind of sounds like a Sailor Moon/Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants underwater adventure. I am so for this mixture! And second, I absolutely love this author. Donnelly knows how to write a good story. I’ve loved her YA and adult books. She has historical fiction down to a T. And she also knows how to write super compelling, and realistic suspense. I haven’t read any fantasy by her yet, and I have a feeling I will not be disappointed.
What are you waiting on this week?

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