Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

The Brides of Rollrock Island
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine! And this week i am waiting on:
On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings—and to catch their wives.

The witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast. And for a price a man may buy himself a lovely sea-wife. He may have and hold and keep her. And he will tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as she. He will be equally ensnared. And the witch will have her true payment.

Margo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire, despair, and transformation. With devastatingly beautiful prose, she reveals characters capable of unspeakable cruelty, but also unspoken love.~Goodreads
For some reason this just sounds absolutely fantastic to me. And, the cover is stunning. STUNNING! <3 


  1. This seems like one of those stories that will pull you in with great writing alone; add an interesting plot and we have a great pick!

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  2. This book DOES sound fantastic! :D Great pick!

    Here's my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

  3. There are really starting to be more selkie stories out there! I have read the Jane True urban fantasy series, but I am intrigued by a young adult spin. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  4. Oooh, I haven't heard of this one and it sounds FANTASTIC. I love witches! And that last line "characters capable of unspeakable cruelty, but unspoken love."

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

  5. The cover is definitely stunning. Great pick. Here is my WoW
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  6. I have never actually done a WOW post, but I love going through and seeing everyone elses.. My To Read list keeps growing.

    this does sound soooo good. I will be adding this. :)

  7. Sounds like a great pick.

  8. Whoa. That sounds different and very cool. Great pick!