Waiting on Wednesday (12): The Vicious Deep

1 Feb

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!

The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1)

by Zoraida Córdova

When an unnatural riptide sweeps lifeguard Tristan Hart out to sea for three days and then dumps him back on the shore of Coney Island, it’s the start of the Sea Court claiming its own. Suddenly, Tristan’s girlfriend dramas and swimming championship seem like distant worries as he discovers the truth: he’s a Merman. Now Tristan must fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity (if he still wants it), while competing in a race for a throne as ancient as the gods.

Seductive, duplicitous, and with an agenda of their own, these are not the mermaids you know.

HOLLA! This book sounds BANANAS. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that lots of people think of Ariel when they think of mermaids. (I do.) But I love that the mermaids in THE VICIOUS DEEP are being described as something much darker and nastier. As much as I adore Ariel and King Trident and their sweet, weepy moment at the end of The Little Mermaid and their generally likable dispositions, I’ve always LOVED reading about the vindictive, manipulative side of mythological creatures who have little care for humanity. I can’t wait to see what happens with Tristan and his battle to be KING OF THE OCEAN. Sounds so epic.

THE VICIOUS DEEP is coming out May 1, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire.


3 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (12): The Vicious Deep”

  1. AmandaLyn (@Amanda_Bybee) February 1, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    I love Waiting on Wednesdays. It always introduces me to so many amazing sounding books like this one! Thanks for the sweet pick.

    Here’s my WoW pick.

  2. Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea February 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    This sounds awesome! I love books about mermaids and have yet to read one about a merman (I’m going to be reading Lies Beneath soon, though!), so this sounds very unique and awesome!!

    Great pick 🙂

    Here’s my Waiting on Wednesday.


  1. In My Mailbox (18) « Tripping Over Books - March 11, 2012

    […] Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) by Zoraida Córdova (May 1, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire). YO. I have been pining for this book for awhile now. So when I had the opportunity to get it from NetGalley, I jumped on it. Because mermaids, guys. […]

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