Wednesday, September 28, 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.

When the Sea is Rising Red
by Cat Hellisen

hitting shelves February 28th, 2012 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux

In sixteen-year-old Felicita’s world, magic is strictly controlled—or so those in power like to believe. After her dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it.

My thoughts: While the cover and cool title are nearly enough to sell me on this on their own, the description sounds just as amazing! So this is definitely one I'll be waiting on!


  1. This is my WoW pick too! :) Love the cover for this one. And I agree, it sounds amazing. So excited to read it! <3

    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

  2. Forbidden magic mixed with what seems like a bit of a dystopian setting. Cannot wait. Great pick!

  3. Sounds like a dystopian paranormal, doesn't it? Sounds amazing! Thank you so much for sharing; I hadn't heard of this one before. Need to add this to my wishlist right now. :)


  4. I find the cover really creepy!
    pLUS...she fakes her own death?This I have to read...

    Feel free to check out my WOW (psst..giveaway too!)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  5. This does sound amazing! I just saw it on another WoW for the first time. Sounds like a book I would really like.

    Xpresso Reads
    Don't forget to enter my giveaway for an ARC of Legend ;)

  6. Wow- I've never even heard of this one. It definitely sounds really good. Thanks for sharing this one.

  7. I agree, I love the cover but it is creepy. Great choice!

  8. I agree about the description. It sold me right away, and the cover is so cool looking.

  9. I LOVE the cover - it's so dark, mysterious, and compelling. Great pick, Becky, I can't wait!

    Stop by my WoW

  10. Oh this does sound good. From the cover to the premise it looks like a must read.

  11. Disturbing cover lol! Looks interesting, cool choice :)

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    Amy @ Turn the Page

  12. Cupcakes and books? How can I not have heard of you? Let's be friends, yeah?
    And love the look of that book. Seen it around for a while. Must read soon.
    Thanks for stopping by x

  13. i have this book on my to-buy list. i'm so excited!!!

  14. I have this book on my wish list ever since i first saw/read the synopsis. Awesome pick!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Umm, I haven't seen dead like me, is about a reaper? I must check it out now :D