9.06.2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Vicious Deep



"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:


The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: 03.2012
Add it on Goodreads  /  LibraryThing doesn't have it yet--sorry!
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!


What are you waiting on?

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34 comments:

  1. This one sounds sooo good! and I love the cover =9

    btw, your blog is really pretty!! =D

    my WoW

    http://dazzlingreads.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  2. Woah, that cover definitely grabbed my attention too! I haven't read many books involving mermaids so this is one to keep an eye out for. Thanks for featuring it!

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  3. Mermaids with blood is awesome-we don't see enough of them...I love the cover.
    And the summary looks good too....had this on my TBR list for a long time. And yes, it was the cover.
    Enjoy life!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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  4. Natalia: Thank you for the compliment! I worked really hard on it. :)

    Stephanie: Anytime! It's so captivating.

    Nina: Hahaha, it definitely has an eye-catching cover. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hi, new follower here!

    I haven't heard about this one, it looks and sounds great!

    -Kate
    my WOW: http://nomaliciousreads.blogspot.com

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  6. This one has a really interesting cover. Kinda Alice in Wonderland-esque. Great pick, though! Am adding it to my to-read list now.

    My pick: http://gypsybookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

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  7. This sounds amazing. I will definately be adding it to my to be read list!!

    Check out my WOW here - http://lostinayabook.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

    Emma @ Lostinayabook.blogspot

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  8. THIS ISN'T BOOK RELATED, BUT DOESN'T THE WOMAN IN THE COVER LOOK LIKE CHRISTINA AGUILERA? MAYBE THAT'S JUST ME. SORRY FOR THE CAPS LOCK.





    - Mary [ Anxirium | WOW ]

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  9. Definitely an intriguing premise and I like the male POV. Great pick!

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  10. This sounds really interesting. I haven't heard of this before, so thank you for sharing! :)

    Carina

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  11. This book looks so amazing and I adore the cover!! Great choice, I can't wait to read it!! Here's my WoW: http://tiny.cc/y1rd2 :]

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  12. wow I love the cover!! I'm not a huge mermaid fan but this book sounds pretty awesome. thanks for sharing!

    The Cait Files

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  13. The setting alone tempts me...thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  14. This is a new one to me, but it sounds great! That's a wicked cover!

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  15. These look like some pretty vicious mermaids! I love it!
    Amy's Waiting on Wednesday

    Check out my Summer Favorites Giveaway!

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  16. This book sounds really good and different! Great choice :) Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  17. I'm super curious about this one. Good pick. I look forward to your review.

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  18. Sounds very intriguing!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesdy.html

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  19. Hi! I'm a new follower!
    Great pick! I just added it to my list.

    Your blog is awesome :)
    Have a great week!

    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

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  20. Sounds really good. I've never heard of it. The cover is disgustingly cool! Love it! Great pick! :)

    Alyssa
    Reader's Refuge

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  21. Hi, new follower! This looks like a good one! Adding it to my TBR list!

    Peggy
    My WoW: Pawing Through Books

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  22. Books about mer-people seems to be becoming quiet popular! Love the cover and summary sounds amazing!! Can't wait to read it :)

    My WoW: http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

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  23. I've noticed a trend in lots of mermaid books recently, and I wasn't sold until I saw Arthurian twist. Looks great!

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)
    http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-3-slide-and-right.html

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  24. This book sounds great! thank-you for sharing :)

    Thank-you for stopping by my blog earlier www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  25. This sounds good! I love this cover!

    My WoW

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  26. Ah I am so excited for this book!! It looks awesome!!
    check out my waiting on Wednesday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-9-tempest.html

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  27. Yessss, I absolutely LOVE this cover! I am STOKED to read this one :) Great pick!
    New follower :)

    My WoW

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  28. mermaids, i love it!! i have to add this to my list!

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  29. When I started reading the blurb, I thought, oh dear, mermaids again! And I read the rest of it and I want it SO MUCH right now. Definitely adding this to my wishlist. :D

    ComaCalm's Corner

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  30. This sounds really interesting. I haven't heard of this before, so thank you for sharing!

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  31. wow I love the cover!! I'm not a huge mermaid fan but this book sounds pretty awesome. thanks for sharing!

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