Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #221: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

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Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch. 

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain. 

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.


Sea Witch is due to be released July 31, 2018 from Katherine Tegen Books.

Why am I waiting on this one? I love retellings. And retellings that humanize the villain of a story or are from an alternate point of view, I find particularly interesting. This one takes on the witch in the Little Mermaid. 

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

10 comments:

  1. I can definitely see why you want to read Sea Witch. I had seen mention of it before, but didn't know much about it. Now that I know it's a retelling, I am even more interested. I hope this one turns out to be good!

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    1. Both of your picks this week sound like good thrillers. Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. This sounds great. Gorgeous cover. Hope you enjoy it a lot!

    Renee ~ My CWW

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    1. Your pick of The Broken Girls looks like a good mystery. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for coming by and sharing your pick.

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  3. Very nice - never thought about telling the story from the witch's point of view, but why not? Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoy your pick from this week as well.

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  4. Oh I love this cover! Plus the twist in POV sounds pretty cool.

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    1. I liked the cover too. It definitely helps to sell the book although I probably would have gone for it based on the blurb alone.

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    1. It's a good one for sure. Thanks for coming by!

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