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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

July 21st 2011 by Razorbill/Penguin

Eighteen year old Lexi Wentworth is cursed. For as long as she can remember, she’s spent every night swimming. If she doesn’t, she’ll regret it—simply walking will be agony, as if she’s stepping on shattered glass. Her body craves the water, demands the water, until she can’t say no.

But it's not the swimming that troubles Lexi. It’s the singing that goes with it.When she turned sixteen, her siren song killed the only boy she's ever loved. Now, she avoids the popular shores of the Pacific in favor of a long forgotten lake up in the mountains, where she can swim and sing in peace, far from the population of her oceanside home.

Until, that is, Cole Mills discovers her lake. He’s new to Lincoln City High, and he doesn’t know about Lexi’s reputation as an ice queen—a reputation she’s carefully cultivated to keep everyone around her safe. He pushes her, talks to her, forces her to dream of what life could be like if she weren’t a siren.

Lexi can’t stop herself from warming to him, from falling for him. Soon, he’s demanding answers, following her to the lake, unknowingly risking his life. How can she keep him safe when the one thing she wants most--to hold him close-- will endanger his life?

I absolutely love the cover for this one--that alone would make me want to buy it. Add in the fact that she's a siren? Sold!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event spotlighting upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
What are you waiting on?


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...


Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I want it now!! ;)

Bee said...

A siren? Woohoo!
And the cover art is beautiful :)

TheBookishSnob said...

I can't wait for this book to come out!! It's already sitting on my TBR list ready to go!

Here's my WOW

Jenny said...

I'm sold as well! Love that she's a siren, there aren't enough books out about them:)

danya said...

This one's on my wishlist too - I also think it's awesome that she's a siren, we don't get too many YA books about those!

Heather said...

New follower!

Never heard of this, but I love the premise, must check it out!


Lori said...

Looks cute. I hope that when you get your book, you enjoy it. Here is what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.