Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday : Shadow Hills and Forgive my Fins

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
I chose two this week, couldn't decide which one to post about. :)

Shadow Hills
by Anastasia Hopcus
(link goes to amazon to preorder!)

release date: July 13th, 2010

description from goodreads:
His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her.

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

This one looks fantastic! You can read the first chapter HERE, but fair warning! It has me even more impatient for this one to release!!

Forgive My Fins
by Tera Lynn Childs

(link goes to amazon again!)

release date: June 1st, 2010 (less than a month away!!)

description from goodreads:
Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

All I can say is I've been a sucker for a good "mermaid in the real world" story since Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah were in the movie "Splash"!! This one sounds like suck a quirky fun story!!


  1. Shadow Hills was so good! I’m looking forward to Forgive My Fins too!

  2. Forgive My Fins was my WoW this week! I've already pre-ordered Shadow Hills, it looks amazing! Great picks ;)

  3. I'm looking forward to both of these as well!

  4. I'm so excited for Forgive My Fins!

  5. RYC: Aww that's awesome! I think it's exciting when something you look forward to is released on your birthday! And I'm trying to hold off buying more stuff from Amazon until Glimmerglass comes out but ah! I don't know if I can haha.

  6. I heard so many good things about Shadow Hills, and now I'm all hyped up about reading it, too. I can't wait for it to be released!

  7. Thanks so much for the WoW! I'm really glad you enjoyed the first chapter of Shadow Hills!

  8. I defnitely want to read Shadow Hills! Great picks!