Wish List Wednesday: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Note: When I created this whole “Wish List Wednesday” thing, I knew that eventually I would start spotlighting books instead of just non-book bookish merchandise. In a way WLW acts like a “TBR Tuesday” or “Waiting On Wednesday” sometimes, yaknow? Except whenever I do come across more cool non-book bookish merchandise I can still spotlight it without needing to change the name. Anyway, that’s my explanation as to why today’s post is about a book. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!


So not only am I kind of in love with this cover, but the premise of the story sounds really fun and interesting. It’ll definitely be different to read a story from the perspective of a person who cannot speak, assuming it’s in 1st person. This is one of those books that I feel the need to own, so hopefully one of these days I’ll treat myself to it!


The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them.

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Wish List Wednesday is a weekly post on my blog in which I spotlight cool/interesting/unique bookish products, usually ones that I want. This post is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Sarah Ockler, Simon Pulse, Indigo, Barnes and Noble, or Book Depository.

** Do you know a shop that sells cool/interesting/unique bookish products? Send me a message about it, and I may feature it in a future WLW post! ** 


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