Waiting on Wednesday 45: Monstrous Beauty

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Name: Monstrous Beauty
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)  
Release Date: September 4th, 2012
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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.-Goodreads

My Thoughts
After reading a bunch of mermaid books, I am totally hooked on this new trend! Monstrous Beauty sounds awesome and I love the cover! I do know that the changed the cover and I have to say this one is beautiful!  The plot of this book sounds really interesting as well..I can't wait to see what happens!

What are you waiting for this week? Comment below and let me know :D

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

I got the chance to read this one through NetGalley. I loved it!!! It is so well done. I hope you get to read it soon, but I can say this one is well worth the waiting for:)

Sarahbotbonkers said...

Aaah, the blurb! I really love it. I haven't read any mermaid book yet but this one sounds really fantastic! :D

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Vickie Ramage said...

Seems like a new take on the incresing mermaid trend! I can see the entire plot in my head at the moment but I still want to read it. >.<

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Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOOh now that looks good! I love these mermaid books that are popping up!

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sarabara081 said...

I have yet to read any mermaid books. It does seem like they are the next big trend. This one does sound interesting though. I think I am gonna need to break into this genre soon. :)
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Dani said...

This does sound like it will be a wonderful book to read.

Thanks for sharing,
Dani
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Jennifer said...

Oooh...this sounds awesome! I love the cover and I'm a huge mermaid fan. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-17-poison-princess.html

Thomas Clementson said...

Never read a mermaid story but the premise makes for a great story - nice pick!

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Claire-Louise said...

I am the same, I am loving this new mermaid trend! These books seem to be coming out of the woodworks! Added to be TBR list, thanks for sharing :)

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Sarah (saz101) said...

Aaaaah! You and me both! I'm so excited for this one!

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