Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (28)

Title: Monstrous Beauty
Author: Elizabeth Fama
Pages: 295
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 
Expected Release: August 21, 2012

Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

Why I cant wait?
1. I love the cover of the book
2. the summary totally invites you in Elizabeth Fama's world
3. Mermaids 
4. It has supernatural and history/myths
5. It looks awesome!!!!


  1. This looks SO good!!! I love Mermaid books! Thanks for sharing!

    Come check out my WOW for an exclusive excerpt of the book!

  2. This book sounds like it could have a really cool dark fairytale quality to it, which I love. Curses, dark forces, mermaids, history, secrets... yeah, I just added it to my Goodreads TBR. :) Thanks for the heads up on this one. I hadn't heard of it before.

    My WoW

  3. This sounds so good! I am definitely adding this to my list right now. I am loving mermaid books lately and have been looking for some more to add to my list so thanks! Great pick!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  4. Hm. Don't think I'm really feeling this one. Not a fan of the mermaid genre, and the names threw me off the bat. But I love the cover for it though. Hopefully you'll get to read it soon :)

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

  5. Loove the oxymoron title :))) I'm not really into mermaids though :(

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  6. Ohh I just love the cover! can't wait for this book ;) Awesome pick!

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    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  7. Sounds good and I haven´t read any book about mermaids yet.
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  8. Amazing choice!! This book sounds awesome and I can't wait to read it!!

    Happy reading and check out my waiting on Wednesday :)

  9. Oh yay! Another mermaid book coming out this year. I really love all these supernatural books that are coming out (especially the ones that don't deal with vampires/werewolves). And the cover is gorgeous! I would pick this up in the store just because of the cover! Great pick

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  10. This looks REALLY good! =D I've seen it around. I love mermaids and the cover is gorgeous!

  11. This book looks really cool. REALLY cool. (:D)

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  12. I'm not totally sure about this one yet. Mermaid books have been really disappointing for me but I'll wait and see what people think :)

    Xpresso Reads

  13. That does dound like an excellent read. Great choice!

  14. This looks super amazing! I'm going to definitely have to mark this one to read!

  15. I *still* haven't read any mermaid novels, but I do like this cover =)


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