Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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.

Ashes on the Waves
by Mary Lindsey

hitting shelves June 27th, 2013 from Penguin

description: Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam’s fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied; but, the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couple’s love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time it’s not only their love that’s in danger of being destroyed.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling poem Annabel Lee, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.

My Thoughts:  Several reason to drool over this one: first off, it's Mary Lindsey---her first book, Shattered Souls, was so good. Secondly, it's based on Poe's Annabel Lee!! And last but not least, the gorgeous cover--her dramatic dive into the dark, crashing water and the ominous Victorian mansion in the background.  Love it. 


  1. When I first saw the book, the cover really got my attention. Lovely cover! Can't wait to read this too! Great pick!

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  2. I like that this book is based on Poe and it sounds like a fascinating story.

  3. Oooh this sounds fantastic! How have I not heard of it before? I'm not familiar with Annabel Lee, but I think I'll look it up before reading this one. Great pick! :)

  4. I am excited for this one, too. I love Poe's "Annabel Lee", so I am looking forward to this. And you are right...the cover is awesome! Great pick!

  5. I am also super excited for this one. I loved Shattered Souls, I love Edgar Allan Poe, and like you, I love this cover. Great WoW pick!

  6. That is a gorgeous cover. I haven't read SS, or Annabel Lee. Thanks for sharing!