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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#3) Ashes on the Waves


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking Ashes on the Waves by .
Expected publication: June 27th 2013 by Philomel/Penguin 

 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.

Why I'm Waiting on It:
I love Edgar Allan Poe, and this is my favorite Edgar Allan Poe poem. I used to have a quote from it hanging in my room.  I can't wait to see how Lindsey interprets this. I enjoyed her first book Shattered Souls, so I'm hoping I will enjoy this one as much.

What are you waiting on?


  1. I'll admit that I haven't read Shattered Souls and I'm not a big Poe fan, I do however think that this book looks amazing so I'll totally be picking it up myself! Great pick :)

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  2. Ooh nice! Think I've seen this one around lately because the cover looks very familiar!

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  3. Ahh I've seen this one floating around Goodreads :) it sounds so good!
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  4. Oh wow! I hope the interpretation is just as good as the poem is for you. I haven't heard of or seen this book anywhere. I hope you enjoy it a lot though. 8)

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  5. The Poe-thing works for me as well. I really want to get my hands on Ashes on the Waves.
    Also, you should try Nevermore by Kelly Creagh, if you like Edgar Allan. :)

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  6. Great pick! Annabel Lee is one of my favorite poems, and I can't wait to read this book. :)
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  7. I came across this one on GoodReads the other day and it definitely sounds good!! Yet another one to add to my every-growing TBR list! haha Sometimes I think for every book I get a chance to read, I find another three to replace it on my TBR list!

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    1. Yeah, unfortunately for me, for every book I read, I add 5 more to my TBR list, and buy 3 of those.

  8. Ashes on the Waves sounds interesting. I haven't read her other book yet, but I need to check it out. Great pick!
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  9. Great pick! That cover is so, so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I have this on my TBR list already. I have to agree with everyone else. The cover is gorgeous! I can't wait to read it!

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