Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (37): Ashes on the Waves

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey
Release Date: June 27th 2013 by Philomel/Penguin
 Format: Hardcover

  Goodreads Summary:
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.

Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
1. The cover. Yes. I have a huge case of coverlove with this book. Guilty, lol. I can't help it. I love the mystique to it with the gothic house in the background, with turbulent waves clashing against the rocks in the island where the house seems to be, while the girl with the gorgeous blue dress (my fave color) is floating above it all. That dash of blue just stands out so much amongst all the somber gray/black tones on the cover and I think it's a stunning contrast. 

2. The genre. This is a gothic novel and a retelling of an Edgar Allen Poe poem called Annabel Lee. Edgar Allan Poe retellings are quite popular in Young Adult literature now (Nevermore & Masque of the Red Death) and I am loving the trend. Edgar was brilliant and his writing was so haunting, yet beautiful. Love to see how writers interpret his work.

3. The male point of view. I think that in this book, if I am not mistaken, the story will be told from the male POV (point of view) which we YA addicts know is hard to come by in the Young Adult genre, so can't wait to read this!

 What do you guys think? :)


  1. I've picked this up like tow or three weeks ago in a WoW, and I can't wait for this! Awesome pick, Jen, and I'm sure we're going to enjoy it!
    Thanks for sharing, and for stepping by my WoW. Happy reading! =)

  2. This is an awesome pick Jen, I usually go weak in the knees at a gorgeous cover and this one is stunning! I've seen loads of Poe re-tellings about but have yet to pick one up! I think I may have to start with this one! :)

  3. The cover is gorgeous and I love Poe re-tellings! I also love male POVs!
    My WOW

  4. This sounds fab!! I love books told from a male POV. New follower :D

    My Wow: http://pageafterpagereviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday_14.html

  5. Oh wow! Gorgeous cover and intriguing gothic true-love story! Can't wait!

    My WOW this week.

  6. This sounds great. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover.

  7. Whoa. That cover is fantastic! And the story sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This has been a popular pick lately. I love the cover!

    My WoW

    Tiffany @ Book Cover Justice

  9. Great pick! I'm so excited for this one too! It sounds so great and love the cover! I definitely have it on my list.

    Thanks for visiting my post!

  10. Awesome pick! Mary Lindsey is one of my fav authors so I'm eager to get my hands on this one. Lovely cover!

  11. Ah, I love this cover. It's gorgeous :D And the book seems interesting too ;) Enjoy :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  12. I love Edgar Allen Poe retellings! Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my post! Sorry for the late response.

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books


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