Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday #216: The Mermaid's Daughter by: Ann Claycomb

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine
It spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"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 descendent 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?" 

My Wifey featured this one as her WoW last week and I was immediately all grabby hands over it, so now it is my WoW for the week.

The Mermaid's Daughter will be released on March 7, 2017.
What are you waiting on?

3 comments:

  1. This one sounds like it would make me ugly cry. Hope you like it, I will be avoiding it- too many feels.

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  2. I'm curious about this one! I love a good fairy tale retelling though I hesitate with the "modern". I read a "modern" retelling once and I didn't really enjoy it. But I will definitely keep my eyes on this one! Hope you love it!

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  3. This made my day!!! The only thing better about being excited about an upcoming book is when we're excited about it TOGETHER!!! I hope we love this one *smoosh*

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