Ashes on the Waves
by Mary Lindsey
hitting shelves June 27th, 2013 from Penguin
description: Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam’s fate is changed forever.
With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied; but, the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couple’s love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time it’s not only their love that’s in danger of being destroyed.
Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling poem Annabel Lee, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.
My Thoughts: Several reason to drool over this one: first off, it's Mary Lindsey---her first book, Shattered Souls, was so good. Secondly, it's based on Poe's Annabel Lee!! And last but not least, the gorgeous cover--her dramatic dive into the dark, crashing water and the ominous Victorian mansion in the background. Love it.