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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #45: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 
This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

by Mary Lindsey
Expected release date: June 27th, 2013
Published by: Penguin
Genre: Young Adult


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.

Why I'm waiting on 'Ashes on the Waves'...

It's a gothic novel about true love!

It's based on an Edgar Allan Poe poem!
(Which I need to re-read asap to refresh my memory!!!)

"Can the bonds of true love ever be severed?"

Can't. Wait.

What are you waiting for???


  1. I see this book around all the time.. But I'm not sure if this is a book for me. However, I'm looking forward reading a few reviews, maybe I will love it after all!

  2. This cover kind of makes me laugh..She literally looks like she's going to take off..Maybe that was the point? LMAO Thanks for sharing Margie!!
    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

  3. This is the second Edgar Allan Poe retelling I've seen lately. I'm sensing a new trend. Thanks for sharing. I hope you get to it soon.

    Here's my post. Please check it out.

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  4. This was my pick too, last week. Here's my WoW.

  5. This sounds interesting. Big fan of Poe so a retelling would definitely be fun to read.
    My WoW

  6. I love this cover and I can't wait for June. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  7. I haven't heard about this book :-P But the cover is gorgeous!!
    My WoW

  8. This one sounds really unique and I liked the author's other book, Shattered Souls. Looking forward to this one as well!
    My WOW

  9. A lot of people seem to wait on this book and I can totally understand, because I am one of them :D It sounds very good and the cover is quite pretty.

    WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  10. What a cover! I'd love to read this!

  11. I'm coming across so many novels I haven't heard of today, this is wonderful! This one sounds great, and I love that it's based off an Edgar Allen Poe poem. I've been reading a lot of books based off of "older" stories, so this is definitely one I need to add to my list. I just have the say that I'm not a huge fan of the cover. I read a blog post pointing out how often we have a female floating/jumping/in water/some sort of combination in a flowy dress. And while it's pretty... I guess seeing this so soon just reminds me that perhaps there needs to be a bit more variation out there >__> Haha. I do, however, love the font they used for the title.

    Great pick!
    Chelsea Maya
    My WoW @ Books Turn Brains

  12. While I don't "like" the cover, I LOVE the synopsis! But I think I will wait for the reviews before picking it up! Thanks for sharing.

    Diayll @ Mother/Gamer/Writer

  13. Sounds intriguing, enjoy!


  14. This one sounds interesting!! I'll definitely check it out!!

    Here's My W.o.W.

    jaime @ Fic Fare

  15. ooh! Sounds pretty interesting! Also I love the name Liam, and the cover is very nice too haha. Great pick!

    Here's my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

  16. Love books based on Poe's stuff! Sounds really good! Adding it to my list! Here's mine. http://christyscozycorners.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-3-light-by-michael.html

  17. I'm not crazy about the cover, but with that synopsis, let's be honest - I'm going to read it. I'm actually really psyched about it! I love Poe.

    My WoW

  18. I picked this book a few weeks ago as my WOW pick. Great WOW choice.


  19. Great pick! This does sound really interesting! :)


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