March 20, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (135)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings—and to catch their wives.

The witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast. And for a price a man may buy himself a lovely sea-wife. He may have and hold and keep her. And he will tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as she. He will be equally ensnared. And the witch will have her true payment.

Margo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire, despair, and transformation. With devastatingly beautiful prose, she reveals characters capable of unspeakable cruelty, but also unspoken love.

My favorite author, Melina Marchetta said: "It's my favourite Margo Lanagan and that's saying something. It's truly beautiful writing." 
SO, *I* cannot wait!

Release Date: September 11, 2012


  1. oh wow this book sounds FANTASTIC! must add it to the tbr pile. :D and don't you love the cover? Love the girl.

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  2. I've never heard of this but this sounds interesting. Mysterious and alluring. Definitely adding this to my TBR pile :).
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  3. Good choice It sounds really good I haven't heard of this writer before. I'm putting it on my TBR list. Click on my name to see my choice.

  4. This sounds really unique! The idea of a man buying a wife but then becoming enthralled himself.
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  5. I think I prefer the other cover more than this one (this is a new cover, right?) but a Margo Lanagan book? Count me in! Great pick :)

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  6. This one sounds really different and the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Wow, what a synopsis! The title didn't sound noteworthy, and the cover - while pretty - wouldn't probably draw my attention much - but after reading what it is about, I am hooked with curiosity!

  8. First time I've heard of this one, but if it gets Ms. Marchetta's praise, it's a no brainer...I will read it.

  9. This sounds really interesting and I keep meaning to try something by Margo Lanegan - great pick!

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