Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Finds (1)

Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading. Each Friday, you write a new post about all the books that you've discovered during the week.

The rules are simple. All you have to do is share any books that you've discovered during the week that you have added to your TBR shelf. You could have gone into a book store and seen something new. You could have found an older book that you had never heard of. You could have even seen a cover reveal and found out that it's a book you want to read. They don't have to be books that you've purchased or borrowed from a friend or a public library. They just have to be books that you found out about and now want to read.

It's my first time participating in Friday Finds, so I am going to keep it simple and only post one book this week. Also, I have a lot of books on their way that have already been on my TBR shelf.

And the book is...

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

I first read Sarah Ockler a few years ago. Then my sister started asking me to buy more of her books for her, and we've been sharing them since. I really like the way Ockler writes, and I love her stories.

When I found out that she was working on a "Little Mermaid" retelling, I was excited! I love retellings, and I love the many versions of the fairy tale that have come to be. And obviously, I was thrilled to learn that she was going back to the ocean. It makes for a perfect summer read.

The book won't be released until next summer, but I'll wait for it as long as I have to. This is just one of those books that I know I'm going to love, so I'll probably pre-order it or head to a store on release day.

Sometimes, there are no words…

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them . . .

So what do you think? Did you find any interesting books this week that you added to your TBR shelf? Let me know in the comments.


  1. I haven't read any Sarah Ockler, but I own Twenty Boy Summer, Bittersweet, and #scandal, so I should probably get on it.

  2. I need to get #scandal. Twenty Boy Summer is my favorite of hers. It is so good.

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