Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine. On every Wednesday you discuss a book that you are highly anticipating.

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The Seafarer’s Kiss
by Julia Ember

Release Date: May 4th 2017
Publishing House: Duet Books
Genre: LGBTQ, YA, Fantasy, Retelling

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Having long-wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the mermen’s glacier. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king.

Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from Loki. But such deals are never as one expects, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.


This book particularly piqued my interest after seeing an aesthetic for it on twitter. Cause Bisexual F/F retelling of The Little Mermaid, plus Norse Mythology, thank you!!!!!!!!!!! CAN I READ THIS BOOK NOW?!?!?! K thanks. I’m just really excited to read this book and I cannot wait to see what’s inside. So far the people who have read it are praising it and I have high hopes. The Little Mermaid is a favorite of mine which has me squealing so hard like a little girl lol.

I’m also really excited to read this because The Seafarer’s Kiss falls under #OwnVoices since the author is a polyamorous, bisexual writer. According to her Goodreads Profile: She regularly takes part in events for queer teens, including those organised by the Scottish Booktrust and LGBT Youth Scotland.

And of course I want to support someone like that. This would be my first Julia Ember’s book. The author also posted this aesthetic on Goodreads under her own review:

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How are you feeling about this? Thoughts? Are you excited as I am? Lol!


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26 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. I hadn’t come across this book before you had me sold at ‘Bisexual F/F retelling of The Little Mermaid, plus Norse Mythology’. I love mythology, I love fairytale retellings, and I love seeing more diversity in YA fiction so this book is ticking all the boxes for me. Also the cover is gorgeous which is always a plus for me.
    I’m definitely adding this to my to-read list right away. Great pick for this week Gretchen! 😀

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  2. I love seeing the increased diversity in YA! This one sounds wonderful. And I love your description: “Bisexual F/F retelling of The Little Mermaid, plus Norse Mythology.” And that aesthetic is to DIE FOR!! So pretty!!!

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