Friday, January 28, 2011

First Blog Hop Friday!

Blog Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy For Books. Answer the weekly question and then, Friday through Monday, hop to see what other blogs are saying.  This is a great way to meet new friends and blogs!

This week's Blog Hop question came from Aliyah at Des Absurdites.
 
 "What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"
 
My answer is:
 
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Release Date: July 21st, 2011

Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. The water calls to her, draws her in, forces her to sing her deadly song to unsuspecting victims. If she succumbs, she kills. If she doesn’t, the pain is unbearable. To keep herself and those she cares about safe, she shuts herself off, refusing to make friends or fall in love—again. Because the last time she fell in love with a boy, he ended up dead.

Then Lexi meets Cole. Against her better judgment, she finds herself opening up again, falling in love when she knows she shouldn’t. But when she’s offered the chance to finally live a normal life, she learns that the price she must pay to be free of her curse is giving him up.

In Ripple, Mandy Hubbard spins a sea-ravaged tale of melancholy beauty, and the choices one girl makes between land and waves, love and freedom, her future—and her heart. - Goodreads.com

 
Why this story?  I love the idea of a modern story using the Greek siren mythology.  I'm a sucker for Greek myth stories.  And that they fall in love.  I'm also a sucker for a good romance.  What can I say?
 
What are YOU looking forward to?
 

19 comments:

  1. New follower here! I actually haven't seen this book before, but I'm definitely intrigued by the summary. I'll have to add it to my list!

    Stephanie @ Poetry to Prose

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  2. Hi hopping by to wish you a happy weekend! I have this on my list too I so love the premise.

    My FF and Blog hops

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  3. Thanks for following Stephanie! Love your site, btw. Really enjoyed your review of Other Words For Love.

    BL, Happy weekend! Btw, I am also dying for Lover Unleashed to come out! I always count the days until the next J.R. Ward release. Lol.

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  4. Oh, so looking forward to Ripple! It's been getting so much hype!

    Check out my hop this week!

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  5. I hadn't heard of Ripple, but now I want it. *sigh* Too many books. I need more time! Cute blog too btw. You can stop and see my hop and follow here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/ Have a great day!

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  6. Brittany, if it's as good as her prior books were, it's going to be awesome! Loved your site, btw. I'm following.

    Julie, this is from the same author who wrote You Wish....which if you haven't checked out, you have to. One of the funniest books I've ever read. Following your site! Also, I'm so looking forward to Passion too! Love her books.

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  7. Hi there! Interesting pick for your anticipated 2011 release! I featured Ripple for this week's waiting on Wednesday!I love the cover! Especially Lexi's dress!

    I'm stopping by from the blog hop!

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy Reading!

    - Mevurah

    http://theheartofdreams.blogspot.com/

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  8. Welcome to the hop! Ripple's a great choice - I haven't read anything by Mandy Hubbard yet but this one sounds like a pretty dark take on sirens.

    Danya
    A Tapestry of Words

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  9. The book I’m most expecting in 2011 is by an author I crossed off my “Favorite author” list.

    He’s back on that list now.

    Who’s the author? Raymond Feist? What’s the book? A Kindgom Besieged.

    Hop on over to my website to read all about it – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story
    http://www.inthestory.com

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  10. From the hop. I am a new follower/
    I love YA. Since most of my other reads are PNR.P-Erotica or UF, YA is a nice change.
    Hope you'll stop by: Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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  11. Mevurah, I love the cover too. It's one of the first things that drew me. You should read her book You Wish if you haven't yet. Love your blog! I'm following.

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  12. Danya, if you've never read this author, I'll say again... You Wish is awesome! You'll fall in love with her. Following your blog!

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  13. Howard..A Kingdom Beseiged sounds awesome. The cover art alone intrigued me. I'm a sucker for a good cover. But it's sounds like an awesome fantasy!

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  14. pussereboots, Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh sounds awesome. I have always loved reading fiction with mythology in it.

    Steph, thanks for following! Love your site...and I love the covers on the books you've featured there. Have you ever read any J.R. Ward?

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  15. Hi! I'm your newest follower :o) I'm really looking forward to reading Ripple too! Hop on over to my blog to see what I picked! Happy hopping!

    http://readbtwnthelines-laura.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thanks for following, Laura! I like your choices too. Demonglass is on my TBR!

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  17. This is wonderful blog. I love it.

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