Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #58: The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.

Title: The Mermaid's Daughter 
Author: Ann Claycomb 
Publisher: William Morrow 
Expected Publication: March 7th, 2017 
Pre-order: Amazon  |  B&N 

Summary: A modern-day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, this unforgettable debut novel weaves a spellbinding tale of magic and the power of love as a descendant of the original mermaid fights the terrible price of saving herself from a curse that has affected generations of women in her family.

Kathleen has always been dramatic. She suffers from the bizarre malady of experiencing stabbing pain in her feet. On her sixteenth birthday, she woke screaming from the sensation that her tongue had been cut out. No doctor can find a medical explanation for her pain, and even the most powerful drugs have proven useless. Only the touch of seawater can ease her pain, and just temporarily at that.

Now Kathleen is a twenty-five-year-old opera student in Boston and shows immense promise as a soprano. Her girlfriend Harry, a mezzo in the same program, worries endlessly about Kathleen's phantom pain and obsession with the sea. Kathleen's mother and grandmother both committed suicide as young women, and Harry worries they suffered from the same symptoms. When Kathleen suffers yet another dangerous breakdown, Harry convinces Kathleen to visit her hometown in Ireland to learn more about her family history.

In Ireland, they discover that the mystery—and the tragedy—of Kathleen’s family history is far older and stranger than they could have imagined.  Kathleen’s fate seems sealed, and the only way out is a terrible choice between a mermaid’s two sirens—the sea, and her lover. But both choices mean death… 

Haunting and lyrical, The Mermaid’s Daughter asks—how far we will go for those we love? And can the transformative power of music overcome a magic that has prevailed for generations?


"A modern-day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid"? Fathoms below! I want this book!

What book are you waiting to get your hands on?

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  1. I ADORE RETELLINGS AND THAT COVER IS AMAZING AND AHHHHH WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD OF THIS BEFORE??!! Awesome pick! Thanks so much for introducing me to this one!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. I WANT THIS BOOK! OMG it sounds so amazing... give it to me now!

  3. I haven't heard of this one before but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR right away. That cover is so beautiful and that synopsis already has me hooked. I hope we both enjoy this one when it comes out :)
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  4. Very eye catching cover. I haven't seen this one yet, and now you have caught my attention. I will be on the lookout for it

  5. Ooooooooo! I'd not heard of this book before! Retelling of The Little Mermaid? That's awesome! I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a great week. =)

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