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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #123: THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where 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 pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

by Sarah Ockler
Expected release date: June 2nd, 2015
Published by Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Fairytale Retelling
Format: Hardcover, eBook


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.


First of all - it's a LITTLE MERMAID retelling!!!!!

Second - Hello?! LOOK at that cover!!!
and I can really use a good contemporary right now!

Lastly... I have yet to read a Sarah Ockler book!
and I think that this is the perfect book to start with :)

What are you waiting for right now???


  1. I haven't read any Sarah Ockler either. And I love fairytale retellings! Might be picking this one up!

    My WoW

  2. I'm SO EXCITED to read this! I just watched The Little Mermaid last night with my son and I just love it. This book sounds wonderful! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. I don't usually like retelling but this one sounds interesting.

    My WOW http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-30.html

  4. Another author i have not read---shame on me, I know! But I do love a good retelling--this looks really good!


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