Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (44)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: When the Sea is Rising Red
Author: Cat Hellisen
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux

From Goodreads:

A girl fakes her own suicide to escape from the strict confines of her aristocratic family and a likely arranged marriage, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of living in the slums with the working class and the ultimate discovery that the boy she’s fallen in love with is plotting a rebellion to destroy her family.

I'm sure there'll be a longer summary closer to the release date, this one's pretty tiny. The cover looks misty and mysterious, and the book sounds pretty weird. Hope it's spooky, the cover implies lots of spook. ;)

After I did this, I found a better summary on Goodreads on one of the other editions of the book.

Also from Goodreads:

In sixteen-year-old Felicita’s world, magic is strictly controlled—or so those in power like to believe. After her dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it.

Yup, it sounds weird. Not sure how I feel about the "vampire," but we'll see when it comes out. :) The cover still looks awesome.


  1. Sounds like it will be an exciting read. Great pick!

  2. I need to add this one to my TBR. It does sounds REALLY interesting. And yes, the cover does imply a lot of spook. :)

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  3. Wow this does sound pretty interesting! I will have to go add this to my TBR pile :) Thanks for sharing!

    You can see my WoW post for this week at the link below-- happy reading!!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  4. Great pick. I saw this on another WoW and decided to add it to my TBR list. It definitely sounds like a good book.

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  5. This book sounds really intriguing. I love the cover and the summary has got me hooked already. The love story sounds heartbreaking too. Great choice!

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    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  6. i so, so can't wait to read this one. it sounds FANTASTIC and i love the cover.

  7. Amazing cover! Love it. The synopsis sounds ok too. I am excited to read this one too.

  8. This sounds like just the kind of dark and eerie read that belongs on my shelf. Like you, I'm a little put off by the vampire aspect, but the book sounds so compelling that I still want to read it.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker