Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #9 - The Brides of Rollrock Island

This is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper!

On remote Rollrock Island, men make their living--and fetch their wives--from the sea.

The Witch Misskaella knows how to find the girl at the heart of a seal. She'll coax a beauty from the beast for any man, for a price. And what man wouldn't want a sea-wife, to and to hold, and to keep by his side forever?

But though he may tell himself that he is the master, one look in his new bride's eyes will transform him just as much as it changes her. Both will be ensnared--and the witch will look on, laughing.

In this magical, seaswept novel, Margo Lanagan tells an extraordinary tale of desire, despair, and transformation. With devastatingly beautiful prose, she reveals characters capable of unspeakable cruelty, but also of unspoken love.


So basically, this book was mind-boggling on all accounts.  I haven't really done many books with revengeful themes before, so I wasn't sure what to think when I started it.  All I knew was: COVER COVER COVER.
And....that it had an intriguing plotline.  Promise, I wasn't totally shallow. ;)
But then, I LOVED it.  It made me think and ponder and it was written so beautifully it made my heart ache. Any book this well-crafted must be put on my shelf.
Wanna read my review?
Here it is.

Released:  September 11th, 2012
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What are YOU wishing for this Wednesday?


  1. Julie @Coffee & A Book AnytimeJanuary 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    That's really a beautiful cover! I've never heard of this book before (I don't think I have). I'll have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. I'm a new following to yours :)

  2. Definitely check it out! I hope you love it like I do :))
    And yay! I'm following you too! Thanks so much for commenting, Julie :)

  3. Lisa @ Bookshelf FantasiesJanuary 30, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    I loved this book! Absolutely beautiful. Great choice!



  4. The cover is just gorgeous, right? :) Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Oh yay! Glad we both loved it! :)) Thanks for commenting! :)

  6. Great cover - sounds like an interesting story.

  7. :) I highly recommend it! Thanks for stopping by!