Hello! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
It will be published on May 4, 2017 by Duet Books, the YA imprint of Interlude Press.
I would love to see a video on how they create the cover! LOOK AT IT! So beautiful. I think this one will be on my Top 10 Favorite Books Cover! It’s so beautiful! Julia wrote Unicorn Tracks, and I am planning on reading it sometimes soon! I heard nothing but wonderful things about the book so I am excited to read Unicorn Tracks and The Seafarer’s Kiss. I also heard that there will be a 2nd book coming out this year as well. I need to check on that.
This book is another retelling, but it isn’t Beauty and the Beast (this one is overdone) but it’s a retelling of The Little Mermaid! It is being told in Ersel’s point of view. How awesome is that? This is an F/F relationship to boost!
Having long-wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the mermen’s glacier. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king.
Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from Loki. But such deals are never as one expects, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.