Saturday, March 31, 2012

On My Wishlist (7)

This is a weekly event, originally created by Book Chick City and now hosted at Cosy Books, where we showcase the books which are currently top of our wishlists. Old, new or yet to be released titles are all welcome.

Promises Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love.

When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fiancĂ© would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined.

A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those who she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader than anyone ever suspected. Her survival is not only dependent upon the loyalty of her friends, but also on her acceptance of a life that she had so adamantly tried to escape.

Promises is the first book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends through the perils of growing up in a discrete world that inherently threatens human society.

Legend of the Mer
Lana Prentis is 17 years old and lives on Safe Harbor Island in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North Carolina. She was born with several physical challenges. Lana is an albino with silver eyes, milky-white skin, white hair and webbed fingers and toes. Lana hides her fingers by wearing fingerless gloves and she never shows her feet.

Lana's father (Cole Prentis) is the lighthouse keeper and the keeper of many secrets. He has told Lana that her mother drowned when Lana was only three years old. He never allows Lana in the water and it bothers her that he refuses to talk to her about her mother or her physical challenges.

Lana develops a friendship with her P. E. Teacher (Miss Rose Perry). When Miss Perry secretly gives Lana swimming lessons, it sets off a chain of events that leads Lana to discover who she is and the truth about her mother as well.

Lana discovers that she has a large and extended family that has been waiting for her to come home. She also finds out that she does have a purpose to her life and that she has a heritage as rich and deep as the sea and that her future lies beneath it.

The Secret of the Emerald SeaBeneath the waves of the glittering Emerald Sea, there is another world, filled with magic, strange and wondrous creatures, and many mysteries. When a young girl from a small seaside village decides to explore this hidden world one rainy night, she learns a shocking secret that leads to the adventure of a lifetime...

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