Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#13): Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey


"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, I'm featuring:

Ashes on the Waves

Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey
Publisher: Philomel
Publication Date: June 27, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.


I love Edgar Allan Poe (I'm from Baltimore!). I love Annabel Lee. I did NOT like Mary Lindsey's debut novel (not big on reincarnation), but this one is unrelated, so I'm willing to give it a shot! :)

What are you waiting on? Leave me a comment, or a link, and I'll comment back on your blog!

36 comments:

  1. Nice! Seeing a lot of this one lately!

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  2. Great cover and blurb! Hope you enjoy it....and here's MY WOW POST

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  3. Oh! I want this book SO BADLY! I mean, look at that AWESOME COVER! How can you not LOVE IT?! Awesome pick! :D

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    1. I know, right?! It's gorgeous! Thank you!

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  4. This sounds a bit spooky, especially with the stormy looking cover! I also love Poe, I think I'll add this to the list right now! Thanks for stopping by Books, Bones & Buffy!

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  5. I picked this a couple of weeks ago. It does look awesome. I'm a huge Poe fan, so it got my attention.

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  6. Oh I haven't heard about this one yet! Sounds spooky and I love the cover! Great pick!!

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    Eva @ All Books Considered

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  7. I've had this one on my tbr since I first learned it was based on Annabel Lee. Great pick. Thanks for stopping by!
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  8. I loved ASHES ON THE WAVES. I was super lucky to get to read it last September. Though I also loved her story about reincarnation. But this one is definitely a bit darker. And I, too, loved that it has Poe as its inspiration.

    I'll definitely be re-reading it. Great choice for your WoW pick!

    If I were to participate in WoW I suppose the book I'm waiting anxiously on would be Bethany Griffin's Dance of the Red Death. Dying for that book.

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    1. Ooo, lucky you! Jealous over here! Thank you!

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  9. Ohhh, great pick! This one DOES sound great!! :)

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  10. I like the cover, it's so pretty! I hope that you get to read it soon, girly! (:

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  11. I love how you admit you didn’t like her first book but still want to read this one. I think it looks good and I want to read it…but there’s just so many other books I want to read more/first.
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    1. I agree - this one isn't priority for me, but it's there! My pleasure, Nereyda!

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  12. This is a gorgeous book! I hope you end up liking this one. Thanks got sharing!

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  13. This one is quite intriguing!! I'll have to add it to the TBR list!!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  14. Ooh, I haven't heard of this one before! I'm not a big Edgar Allen Poe fan, but I did recite Annabel Lee in middle school (with most of the other girls who thought it was pretty poem). So I may actually check this one out!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it, Becca! :)

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  15. What a beautiful cover!!! I can't believe I haven't heard of this before. It sounds good though.

    Beth | The Reading Vixens [Formerly YA Vixens]
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  16. I've been seeing this quite a lot, lately. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Michelle Shouts Random

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  17. Love that poem - it's so sad! I'm definitely going to check this one out!

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