Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"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.

Siren's Storm
by Lisa Papademetriou

hitting shelves August 9, 2011 from Knopf Books for Young Readers

description: Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember what happened—his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident.

Now Will and his best friend and neighbor, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled—her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she's from—all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerizing voice have a powerful effect on people.

Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman?

My thoughts: Just can't resist an eerie siren story. Anything creepy about sleepwalking also tends to get under my skin...not sure why, I'm not a sleepwalker! The idea just gives me the willies, I guess, the thought of going to sleep in bed and waking up anywhere. I can't wait for this one!


  1. Ah, I haven't heard about this one yet. The Sleepwalking part sounds great, the Siren part not so much :/
    I'm going to wait for your review before making a decision^^

    Here is my WoW pick:
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  2. I have never read a book with sirens and this one sounds very good and the cover looks gorgeous !! =) Great find Becky !

  3. This one sounds great and would be awesome to take on vacation w/ me this summer. I am definitely going to add it to my TBR list. Awesome cover too!

  4. Love the sound of this! Adding it to my wish list! :)

  5. Mmm mermaids, sirens, selkies.. they always have me hooked. Love the cover of this one!

    Thanks for the following an putting me on your blogroll! <3 <3


  6. Thanks for stopping by. I'm now following. :) Ooh, this one does sound eerie! I love a good creepy tale every now and then. Great pick!

  7. This one does sound eerie, doesn't it? And that cover...eep! Nice pick!
    Happy Reading!
    Mary @ Book Swarm

  8. This one really interests me as well! I love the whole sleepwalking thing as well :) Such a great choice!

  9. Ooooh...this DOES sounds suspenseful. Lots of mermaid books out in the world at the moment. I hope it's good!

    If you'd like you can check out my WoW here.

  10. I've not heard of this one before! It sounds awesome, and is definitely going on the list! :) Thanks for sharing!

  11. Wow that does sound interesting. I hope that you enjoy it when it does come out. :)

  12. Heck yes! This one sounds so so good! Fabulous choice this week :)

  13. That cover is super cool! Makes me think something edgy and dramatic will be on the pages.