Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases and it is hosted by the fabulous Breaking the Spine.
This is my first ever WoW, so I'm sort of excited to get this thing started! My pick of the week is...
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs
Date of Publication: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Walker Children's
Reading Level: Ages 12 and up
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature and live among her mother’s clan within the ocean’s depths. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie who first opened her up to her mermaid side. But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. And in her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide for the first time, both to protect her and to force her to choose.
~*~Why I'm Waiting~*~
I have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. I first bought its sequel, Tempest Rising, because its cover captured my eye since I had never seen a young adult novel about mermaids before on the shelves of my local Barnes and Noble. I grabbed it and began it that Saturday and ended it before dinner on the same day because I immediately fell in love with and commanded all of my fellow readers to get their hands on it as soon as possible. Since then, waiting for this book has been torture, but it's almost here! I decided to use this book as my first WoW because of its up and coming release and because of how little I've seen it on this website. I've been looking through reviews of those that I have followed because some of you have read some of my old favorites, too, but I don't believe I've seen Tracy Deebs on any lists. This is my attempt at introducing what I believe is going to be an amazing series to you. The prequel left me speechless and I think that this novel will be much like the first. Tracy Deebs knows how to tug at your heartstrings and find a permanent place in a book lovers heart.