"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!
This week, I am eagerly waiting on:
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: 03.2012
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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.
The cover is what initially pulled me in to this book. I saw it on Parajunkee's Tumblr in full-size, and was all: ohmygoshthat'sflippingcool! Is that blood dripping from her mouth? You bet it is! And she's obviously a mermaid. Plus, the title is awesome. I really like it. A lot. So I went and looked the book up on Goodreads, and after reading the description decided that it's pretty much what I've been waiting for as far as mermaid books go. Can't wait to read it!