Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. My choice this week:
Between the Sea and Sky, by Jaclyn Dolamore
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: October 5, 2011

Bloomsbury's summary, via Goodreads:
For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. Then Dosinia runs away to the mainland, and Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.
Jaclyn Dolamore's debut novel, Magic Under Glass (Bloomsbury 2009), is an absolute gem with a charming, old-fashioned feel. It has a tightly woven plot, a determined heroine, excellent world-building, and something that always endears a book to me: decadent food descriptions. Pure loveliness!

So of course I'm very eager to read her next book. And bonus: this one has mermaids!

As stated in this blog post, Between the Sea and Sky takes place in the same world we saw in Magic Under Glass, so I'm excited to get to know that rich, detailed setting even better. I'm looking forward to another beautifully-crafted "but how will it WORK??" romance. And how can anyone resist a story the author envisioned as "Jane Austen meets Miyazaki?" Hee! Also, can I just say? Esmerine is the most perfect mermaid name EVER. So elegant and wonderfully mermaid-y. Esmerine! I love it. Cannot wait for this one.

7 comments:

  1. Love the cover! Can't wait for this one!

    That's What Liz Read

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  2. Sounds like an awesome book! I love how the main character is going from a paranormal world to a normal world. Not seen very much in YA these days. Great pick!

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

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  3. Great pick!! I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds awesome! I'm adding it to my reading list! Happy Reading! Here's my WoW!
    New follower! Great blog!

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  4. OOo! That sounds so good. I'm putting it on my list!

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  5. @Liz - Thanks for stopping by! The cover is stunning, isn't it?

    @Pamela - Great point about the heroine's journey from paranormal to normal. You're so right that it's usually vice-versa! How cool.

    @Christy - Thanks for the follow! I'm going to follow your blog, too... sounds like we have quite a bit in common, being moms and readers!

    @Michelle - I'm sure you'll enjoy this one. I mean, Jane Austen meets Miyazaki?? :D

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  6. I'm glad you like her name because I swear she had THE HARDEST name to come up with. I wanted to write a mermaid book so much and I was stuck for a whole year on the fact that I couldn't think of a name...

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  7. Well, you definitely nailed it with that name, Jackie! Esmerine is just perfection. I really can't wait to read about her.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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