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Review: Monstrous Beauty (Elizabeth Fama)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 304
Publisher: September 4th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374373665
Source: e-galley from NetGalley
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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.
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NEW blurb for The Twice Lost (Sarah Porter)

Soooo... Have you heard the great news? The amazingly talented (and author of one of my alltime favorite series)Sarah Porter has just announced that there is a blurb for book 3 (final book) in the Lost Voices trilogy.


Here it is! A sneak peak into The Twice Lost!

** Possible spoiler alert if you haven't read Waking Storms. You've been warned! **


Mermaids have been sinking ships and drowning humans for centuries, and now the government is determined to put an end to the mermaid problem—by slaughtering all of them. Luce, one mermaid with exceptionally threatening abilities, becomes their number-one target, hunted as she flees down the coast toward San Francisco.

There she finds hundreds of mermaids living in exile under the docks of the bay. These are the Twice Lost: once-human girls lost the first time when a trauma turned them into mermaids, and lost the second time when they broke mermaid law and were rejected by their tribes. Luce is stunned when they elect her as …

Review: The Brides of Rollrock Island (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.




Product Details:
Reading level: older YA, adult
Pages: 320
Publisher: February 2nd 2012 by David Fickling Books
ISBN: 9780857560339
Source: NetGalley


Pinterest + Images = Book Cover Love (Mythology)

If you love mythology like I do, you'll appreciate this cartoon. (Which also serves as an intro to today's cover appeal topic).




I don't think there is much I could say about how amazing these images are. I love mythology as it is, so if I found a book with any of these covers, I would instantly add it to my growing list. I would even buy a new bookshelf if I had to.













Don't you just love the guys? What a great way to bring boys into mythology! Love them.

Next Week: Neverland