Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K Madigan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking The Spine, which encourages book bloggers to post about books that they are eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is:

Lena has lived her whole life near the beach—walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves—the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.
But her father – a former surfer himself – refuses to allow her to take lessons. After a near drowning in his past, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.
Yet something lures Lena to the water … an ancient, powerful magic. One morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman—with a silvery tail.
Nothing will keep Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove. And soon … what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life …

This book was released 2 days ago but I am waiting to read it so I still thought I'd feature it.

One of my favourite series is Ingo by Helen Dunmore about an underwater mer world where a brother and sister are enticed in just like in this one. I love mermaid fantasy now and I like the idea of the surfing element with it. The cover is gorgeous, I love the girl's hair- I wish I could do mine like that! The stormy sea is very atmospheric too with the girl and the illuminated title standing out. Also, isn't the title beautiful? The alliteration is beautiful and I'm quite surprised that this title has never been used before.

I have requested to read this book on NetGalley but I've never tried reading on the computer before and I don't know if I'll get on with it very well but if not, I'll wait to have a real copy. I'm really excited about it!

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  1. I was already looking into this one, but now that I've learnt a little more about it through your WoW post, I'm definitely adding it to my TBR pile :D

    Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books

  2. I think I saw this one on Netgalley, but wasn't sure what it was about completely. I think I did get a copy though.

    I've never read about mermaids in any stories I've come across, though I've seen quite a few out there. I should check 'em out sometime. :)

    Here's my WoW <3

  3. I agree - her hair looks beautiful :) I really like the cover of this and saw it at NetGalley as well. I kinda glossed over it but now I've actually read the blurb it might be something to look into more. Thanks for a great WOW!

    Here's my WOW for this week

  4. Great pick... I can attest to that.

    Here's my review for Mermaid's Mirror:

    Beware of spoilers.

  5. Oh I hope you enjoy this one it looks like a great story.

  6. This sounds really good! I haven't heard of it before. I have hopped over to Goodreads to add it to my list, so thanks for sharing! My wow is at:
    The Delusional Diaries

  7. This one sounds good - great pick! My WoW is up on my blog! :)

  8. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to read it or not. I think I'll wait for a few reviews to appear ^^

    But the cover is absolutely great! :D

    Greetings from Austria,

  9. I've heard it's pretty good, I hope you enjoy it! =)

  10. Ooh, I didn't know this book came out already! I've been wanting to read it :) Thanks for sharing!

    Here's what I'm waiting for this week :)

  11. I have a copy of this one on my TBR pile. I’ve heard it’s fabulous. I can’t wait to dig into my copy.

  12. Nice pick! Lovely cover. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  13. Great pick, this one sounds like an interesting read.

  14. opps, I forgot to link my wow.

    Here is our WoW

  15. I am going to be reading this one soon. It has such a gorgeous cover!

  16. I am up for this one! Thanks for the feature and for your beautiful blog!

    I have an award for you!

  17. I was interested in this book, but forgot that it was coming out, so I'm glad you posted this WoW.

    This is what I’m waiting on.

  18. Cute blog, love the banner.
    I haven't tried reading a book on the pc either.
    My son just got a kindle though and love it.
    Joy at Books and Life

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  20. I'm definitely adding this to my TBR list. The cover is beautiful, and the story sounds fabulous.

  21. Thak you everyone for your lovely comments, I'm glad that my post has helped some of you find a book to add to your TBR list.
    I'll be checking ut all your WOWs now! :D


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