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Waiting on Wednesday: When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

Expected Release Date: February 28, 2012

After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend Ilven kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she   abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it. 

(summary via Goodreads)

Okay.  This one sounds a little ridiculous.  I’m not going to lie.  But it also sounds like it could be a lot of fun.  I’m not loving how sexualized the cover is, but I have to admit that the image is striking: the foggy background helps add an air of danger to the entire thing.  I’m not sure if this is the start to a series (I hope not), but I do think that it looks intriguing enough to pick up at the end of February.

What are you waiting on this week?

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