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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TBR Tuesday: When the Sea is Rising Red

Most of us have books we've bought with all intentions of reading (or maybe just because it was cheap!), only to have them fade away on a shelf or disappear into a stack of books, never to be seen or thought of again.
TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.

On my TBR

When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
288 pages
Expected publication: February 28th 2012 
by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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.

I normally do books that have been sitting on my shelves for awhile, but this one is a spanking new addition.  I had intended to post about it as a Wishlist Wednesday, but then I got a surprise copy in the mail from a truly awesome person, so I couldn't really "wishlist" it anymore.  (You'll see me gush about it in this week's IMM...)  But I still wanted to share it with you, and since it doesn't come out until next year, it's going to be awhile before I actually share a review, so the TBR seemed like the appropriate format.  I don't anticipate this one sitting on my to-read pile for too long.  I mean, I have to get through Helluva Halloween, but then anything is game, and I  
r e a l l y  want to read this one soon!
Since this is a bit of a combo post, I'm going to ask both my usual questions:

Anyone else wishing and hoping and squeeing for this one?
What's lurking in your  TBR pile?

Leave us a comment or a link below!


  1. I haven't heard of this before. It sounds really good, I don't know how you can resist reading it! The premise reminds me a tiny bit of a Patricia McKillip book, but I can't remember the title :P

  2. Oh wow, I actually haven't heard of this one up until I read this post! Looking forward to your review.


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