Waiting on Wednesday #4

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

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Release Date: September 4th, 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.

I’ve never read a mermaid book before and generally when I read a synopsis for one I feel uninterested in the plot. This one looks fantastic though! I love the added element of mystery and am eager to discover more about this Ezra character! Oh, and it’s always a plus when you’ve heard great reviews like I have with this book.

What are you waiting on?


  1. A truly great cover, enjoy! your pick.


  2. Ahhh, the mermaid book. This one has been dangled before my eyes as well, and I've been really tempted. Great choice! I only remember reading one mermaid book in the past O_O, they're actually quite enjoyable!! I say, give it a try ^_^

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

  3. I haven't heard about this book, but I am loving Mermaid books at the moment so this has been added to my TBR pile!

    New Follower :)

  4. I always enjoy reading mermaid books. They keep reminding me of the Little mermaid of Disney, and I love those movies. This one is also on my list. I am looking forward to it.