Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember what happened—his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident.
Now Will and his best friend and neighbor, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled—her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she's from—all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerizing voice have a powerful effect on people.
Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman?
All right. So the cover has the word "vengeance" on it and the blurb has the words "sinister and inhuman" in it. Sounds mysterious to me. Mystery + intriguing blurb + wicked/scary/pretty cover = I want it. The entire lore of the siren freaks me out, to be honest. Beautiful singing creature that draws you to your gruesome death? Not something I'd want to encounter in a dark.. uh, ocean. But hey, I'd love to read about it! And I love that cover. It's a little creepy, but beautiful. Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou is scheduled for released on August 9, 2011. That's a long effing wait.