Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - 20

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for readers and bloggers to get excited about upcoming books.

Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou

Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember what happened—his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident.

Now Will and his best friend and neighbor, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled—her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she's from—all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerizing voice have a powerful effect on people.

Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman? (from GoodReads)

There are so many fantastical creatures written about in YA fiction (vampires, werewolves, fairies), but the more obscure mythological creatures have yet to be seen, like sirens. I think this sounds really good because it is about a creature I don't really know much about. And just look at that cover! Siren's Storm will be released August 9, 2011.


Michelle Santiago said...

haven't heard of this book. sounds perfectly dark! :)

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Rachel said...

Great pick! It sounds good, I haven't read any siren stories yet.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, very eerie...I love stories about memory loss, sleepwalking, and the secrets that are eventually revealed....

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