Waiting on Wednesday: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****
My pick this week is:
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Expected release date: June 2nd, 2015
From Simon Pulse
Sometimes there are no words...
The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse D’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.
Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.
Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.
When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them…
Everything about this book makes me want to read it. I've read two other books by this author and absolutely loved them. The cover is adorable. It's set in a beach town. I already ship them. It has the word mermaid in the title. I could go on. The only thing I don't like about it is the wait. Can it be next summer a little sooner?!
That's what I'm waiting on this week! What are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments.
And if you celebrate Thanksgiving, eat a ton of pie of your choice (my favorite is pumpkin) for me tomorrow!