Saturday, March 10, 2012

On My Wishlist #5

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

Monstrous Beauty
Monstrous Beauty
by Elizabeth Fama

Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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.


I already read, loved it and reviewed, but it was just so great I need a copy for myself. It's officially on my TBB (to be bought) list. ;)  I'll have the review up in August here, so you can check it out later.

What's on your wishlist?


  1. Loving this cover. It is just perfect

  2. I haven't read a mermaid book before, but this sounds awesome. Looking forward to your review. =)

  3. It sounds like it would be a good read!

  4. Hmm this sounds really interesting, definitely one that I should check out! :)

    Here's my wishlist for this week:

  5. Great cover. Gotta read this one.
    Thanks for sharing.

    my wishlist: The Riyria Revelations


I would love to read what you have to say. :)