Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
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.
Release Date: July 21, 2011
Well, without even reading the synopsis, I knew I just HAD to have this book, for two reasons. The first: it's by Mandy Hubbard. Hello? I love her. And two: the. cover. is. gorgeous.
And then, I read the synopsis, and realized that I would be dying for this book. I love books with allusions to Sirens, and it sounds like Mandy wrote a great modern spin of it. This type of book isn't what Mandy usually writes, but I think it will be cool to see her branch out, and how her writing will be.
Anyways, I can't wait to get this book. It sounds like a great summer read.