Waiting on Wednesday (4)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, in which we share the book that we are anxiously waiting to be released.

Want want want.

The Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson
Published: July 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press

When Adrianne comes face-to-face with the mermaid of Windwaithe Island, of whom she has heard terrible stories all her life, she is convinced the mermaid means to take her younger sister. Adrianne, fierce-willed and courageous, is determined to protect her sister from the mermaid, and her family from starvation. However, the mermaid continues to haunt Adrianne in her dreams and with her song.

Yet, when the islanders find out about Adrianne's encounters with the mermaid she is scorned, for this small and superstitious community believes the mermaid will bring devastation to the island if Adrianne does not give herself to the sea.

A powerful and lyrical story of one girl who must choose between having everything and having those she loves.

7 thoughts?:

Jan von Harz June 16, 2010 at 7:04 AM  

This sound awesome. I will definitely be looking for this one next month.

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) June 16, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

This is new to me. It sounds fascinating. Great choice!

Alayne June 16, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow June 16, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

Haven't heard of this one...love that cover.

Here's mine:


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog June 16, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

Great pick! I love any book with mermaids!!

Life After Jane June 17, 2010 at 7:24 AM  

Carrie- Any book that even hints about mermaids just makes me squeal with childish delight. I do so love mermaids and still plan on being one when I grow up.

A Simple Love of Reading June 18, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

Looks like another I have to add to my list! I have an award for you here.

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