Wednesday, April 18, 2012



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's WoW selection is...



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Title:  Of Poseidon
Author:  Anna Banks
Series:  unknown at this time
Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan
Publication Date:  May 22, 2012

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.



Why I'm waiting:  Just as vampires and werewolves before them, mermaids -- or maybe I should say sea creatures, in general, just to be politically correct -- are the new trend in YA literature this year.  In addition to Of Poseidon, I'm also looking forward to Lies Beneath and Monstrous Beauty, both due out later this year.

I've been a fan of mermaids ever since the first time I saw Disney's The Little Mermaid.  Well, probably even before that, but that movie solidified my love for all things "under the sea".  Heh.  But in all seriousness, this particular mer tale boasts some serious potential and has already garnered some spectacular reviews.  I can't wait to dive in!  Okay, okay...I'll stop.  I just had to get that last one in.  :D

What book are you anxiously awaiting this week?

39 comments:

  1. Super excited about this book! It looks really good and I love the cover. Great pick darling

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  2. I was a fan of The Little Mermaid as a kid and can't wait to read this as well.

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    Safari Poet

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  3. I've been wanting this so badly too! It's on Netgalley but I still didn't get a respond on that :( Great pick though!=D

    Drop by my WoW?
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  4. Great pick! I've heard this book is exciting and funny. Should be great. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm really curious about Of Poseidon. I'm a big greek/latin geek, so I'll probably read it, too! :D

    Patricia // My WOW

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  6. I've been noticing this one...beautiful cover and blurb! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I like the look of this book- gorgeous cover! Thanks for sharing x

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  8. I have been waiting for this book for a long time. I hope it's really good!
    Waiting For Wentworth

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  9. i have been waiting a while now for this one
    gr8 wow

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  10. I'm looking forward to this one as well! Great pick :). Here’s my WoW post! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  11. Little Mermaid used to be my favorite movie when I was a kid, actually it probably still is one of my favorites. This book sounds really interesting! Can't wait to read it.

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  12. I have a review copy of Of Poseidon. I still have to start it though. I just love the cover of this book!

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  13. This book immediately caught my attention when the cover was revealed. The synopsis however didn't really got my interest but for some reason I'm still very excited for the release!.

    Aleksandra and her WoW

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  14. This book looks so good doesn't it? Plus that cover is gorgeous and draws you in.

    My WoW

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  15. I'm kind of on the fence about this one. I'll watch for your review. :) Oh and yes, YOU NEED TO READ ABBI GLINES!!!!

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  17. Okay, I agree with you. Mermaids are coming and so far there haven't been enough stories that include them. I love hearing about a new book, thanks.

    http://leavemommyalone.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-5-crown-of-embers.html

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  18. Excellent choice! I'll be getting to read this one as part of the Fierce Reads promotion and I couldn't be more excited.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I LOVE mermaid books too! I can't wait for this one! There are definitely not enough good mermaid books out there! Great pick this week :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  20. Great choice! I have heard this is supposed to be good! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Ashley @ Shades Of Yellow/ My WoW

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  21. I love mermaids. I've heard wonderful things about this and can't wait to start it! Great pick! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  22. I really, really, really want to read this one..lol I can't wait for it to come out! Great pick!

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  23. Seen this one around, great cover.

    http://tributebooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  24. This does sound interesting.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=1957

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  25. For some reason I always forget this book hasn’t already been released! In fact, this is super embarrassing but about a week ago I went to Barnes and Noble and I asked a worker where it was. Luckily he was very nice and looked up the release date for me. Excellent pick!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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  26. Awesome pick! I'm eagerly awaiting this book too. It sounds amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by my wow :)

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  27. I just finished this. I haven't posted the review yet. It was okay for me, but was not as good as I had anticipated. I hope you love it though when you get a chance to read it.

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  28. I am excited to read all three of the new mermaid/sea creature books coming out! This one looks really good, and I agree I have loved mermaid since watching The Little Mermaid. I always wanted to be Ariel! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

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  29. I have this for review and cannot wait to read it..awesome pick!
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  30. Ohhh, I want to read this one so badly! Still waiting for a confirmation from netgalley!
    Oh, and your mer-puns made me giggle :P

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  31. All three of the books you mentioned are some of my highly anticipated books of this year. I haven't read a mermaid book before but Of Poseidon, Lies Beneath and Monstrous Beauty all sound great. You should check out the Vicious Deep too, there's a version of the cover that's really pretty. Nice pick!

    New follower here, Allie.

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  32. I am in love with the cover for Of Poseidon, I really wanna check it out.
    Great Picks!
    My Wow: youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com

    your newest follower,
    Kristin

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  33. I'm super excited for this one, too, BBS! Can't wait to 'immerse' ourselves in it! *giggle-snort* <3

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  34. I feel like the mermaid tales I've read so far have been really hit-or-miss, but this one actually looks spectacular. Definitely putting it on my TBR, thanks!!

    My WOW post this week.

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  35. This one was super awesome! I loved it SO much.

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  36. Hi Jen!:)
    I need to read this I've had it sitting on my side dresser for ever now!! LOL...A lot of people lived it so hopefully we will too!!:)

    Have a wonderful weekend!:) XOXO

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  37. I'm currently reading Lies Beneath. I have put it down to read the immortal rules, but I'll be back at it soon.

    Mer-people FTW!

    this one is on my huge pile of books to read someday before I get old and my vag sags to the floor.

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  38. I really enjoy mermaid stories. I haven't really read a lot of them, I'm not sure why, but I do love them. When I first heard about this book I was super excited. For one, it's a mermaid (or as they are called in this book Syrena) and two, boy Syrena!! Right?!!! Then there were the little teasers and chats on twitter that made me even more interested. The characters sounded so entertaining...and they definitely were. This book moved along nicely. It was never really slow, but it was not ever really fast paced either. It was just a great flow. Anna was very good about giving us the Syrena history too, which I really enjoyed because too often, books just skim over things and leave us short on the details of why things are.

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