Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is an idea borrowed from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

We’re back to fairy tales this week, with one of the best writers who is currently retelling them: Jackson Pearce.

I really, really love that cover. I also love that Jackson is tackling The Little Mermaid this time, following Red Riding Hood (as sisters), and Hansel and Gretal in her first two books. I am very curious as to what she will do!

Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant — until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn’t know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea — a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid — all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she”s becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she”s tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude”s affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there’s only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.

Sounds pretty straightforward? But if we’ve learned anything from SWEETLY (and SISTERS RED, for that matter) it probably isn’t. In any case, I have no doubt that Jackson Pearce will deliver another winner, and I am very much looking forward to it.

FATHOMLESS comes out on September 4, 2012.

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