Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Teaser Tuesday (#35)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
Publication Date: September 4th 2014        
Publisher: Orchard Books
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe and prosperous at sea. But before she could learn how to control her power, her mother - the first Roe woman in centuries to turn her back on magic - steals Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roe's power.

The one magical remnant left to Avery is the ability to read dreams, and one night she foresees her own murder. Time is running short, both for her and for the people of her island who need the witches' help to thrive.

Avery has never read a dream that hasn't come true, but a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane tells her he can help her change her fate. Becoming a witch may prevent her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers it will also require a sacrifice she never expected. And as she falls in love with Tane, she learns it is his life and hers that hang in the balance.

A sweeping romance with a spellbinding twist - from a talented new voice in YA fiction

I hope, also, that they remember none of it would have happened had my mother not turned her back on magic. Or had my mother left me alone in my grandmother's cottage. Or had my mother, drunk on the cult of domesticity and stuffed to the bring with 1860's mortality, not been so determined to see me a proper lady.

So, if the people of my island blame anyone, better her than me.
                                    -Both taken from page 20 in ARC

It was a slow start from me, but such beautiful writing, but it picked up and it's pretty amazing, by the time this is posted I've probably finished it, and it's one of those that you don't want to carry on reading because it means it'll end. :(

What're you reading? :)