Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #523

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

SKIN OF THE SEA BY NATASHA BOWEN

Goodreads Description:

An unforgettable fantasy debut inspired by West African mythology, this is Children of Blood and Bone meets The Little Mermaid, in which a mermaid takes on the gods themselves.

A way to survive.
A way to serve.
A way to save.

Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata--a mermaid--collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home.

But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi does the unthinkable--she saves his life, going against an ancient decree. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy it.

To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But all is not as it seems. There's the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing Simi, something that would rather see her fail. . . .

Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she doesn't, then she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order: Book Depository
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I love this cover so much. It looks gorgeous. And I have already pre-ordered this book. Despite not really having heard about it at all. Oops. I just love the cover. And I think it sounds aaamazing too. I have not read many books lately by new authors to me, but I'm giving this one a chance :) Hope to love this lots.
What are you waiting for on this treacherous Wednesday?

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