Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WoW (148): THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS


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June 2015 from Simon Pulse
Sometimes, there are no words…

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.


When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them . . .

A contemporary version of The Little Mermaid by Sarah Ockler? I'm sold. I'm a huge fan of Ockler's work – her novels are always heartfelt, humorous, and memorable  – so I am incredibly EXCITED for this book! Plus, I'm loving the diversity of the cover. It looks fabulous!

What are you waiting on? 

14 comments:

  1. You had me at Sarah Ockler! I loved Twenty Boy Summer. I'll be adding this to my TBR list. Great pick, Lea!

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  2. This sounds really good, and I really like the cover too! Another one for my TBR!

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  3. I still haven't read anything by Sarah Ockler but this one sounds too good to ignore! And that cover!!!

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  4. Not sure if this is for me, but sounds cute :D I hope you will love it when you read it sweetie. <3

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  5. I really liked #Scandal, so I will definitely have to check this one out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  6. This looks like a cute one! Love the fun cover!

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  7. Wow! This one sounds amazing and I adore the cover :) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

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  9. OMG. I might die - this looks absolutely amazing! And a contemporary retelling of a fairytale is always awesome. I don't think I've ever read one of the Little Mermaid! And I absolutely adore the cover - thanks for putting this on my radar! :)

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  10. I love the interracial couple on the cover! it really stands out to me XD

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  11. This sounds great. I didn't realize it had a cover yet. Yay! Great pick!

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  12. This sounds gorgeous, love the cover too.

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  13. Awesome, I haven't heard of this one before. Why haven't I?? It's a retelling of a fairy tale and it has such a cute cover. On my TBR you go :D

    My WoW

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  14. This sounds fantastic! And I love that it is a retelling of The Little Mermaid. Great pick. It is going right on my TBR list. :)

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