Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (49): Glimmer and The Vicious Deep

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming books you're looking forward to.

This is a wonderful chance for blogger to show off what's coming out soon that they are excited about! Every week my wishlist balloons thanks to this awesome meme.

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
What if you forgot your identity and had to rely on other people to tell you who you were? 
And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it? 
When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future. 
Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school. 
Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.
Why I need this: Holy creepiness! I've always sort of been afraid of this exact scenario and while we get it a lot in books (i.e. the mc knows something is happening even when everyone else thinks she's nuts) this is like a straight out problem in this novel which I love. As a writer, I have no idea how I'd explain this sensation away so I'm interested to read how it will all work out.

Glimmer is out April 17, 2012 from Blazer + Bray.

The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

Set against the backdrop of a Coney Island summer comes The Vicious Deep, the story of sixteen year old Tristan Hart whose life is turned upside down when the mermaids make an unscheduled return to land in search of their new king. 
When a sudden storm pulls Tristan from lifeguard duty into a deadly riptide, he discovers what he really is—a prince of the Sea Court. Turns out, his girlfriend hopping and talents as a swimmer aren’t caused by his teenage prime hormones after all. 
In this modern Arthurian tale with a twist, when all a guy wants to do is get The Girl and enjoy the freak show that is a Coney Island summer, Tristan has to fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity, if he still wants it, as he’s caught in a race for a throne that is as ancient as the gods.
Why I need this: Oh, oh. oh! Boy book about mermaids? Yes, please! I love that the lead is a male and I can't wait to see where this one is going to lead. The premise sounds exciting and that cover is seriously gorgeous.

The Vicious Deep is out March 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire. 

What are you waiting on?


  1. Boy book about mermaids?! I'm definitely going to have to check that out as I hadn't heard of it before. Great pick. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ooh, love the sound of both of these! Glimmer has been on my wishlist for a while, but haven't heard of The Vicious Deep before! Intrigued though - mermaids! Great picks :).

  3. Awesome picks! Love both of their covers!
    Adding to my TBR stash :)

  4. They both sound awesome! I'm sure we'll be hearing more about Glimmer and The Vicious Deep more in the future!

  5. Great picks. I'd heard of Glimmer, but The Vicious Deep is a new one for me an it sounds awesome!

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