Waiting on Wednesday: Siren

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW pick is Siren by Tricia Rayburn, which will be released by EgmontUSA on July 13th. Rayburn has written middle grade novels, but this is her YA debut. I plan to use Siren for the Books and Bikinis Reading Challenge this summer

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything–the dark, heights, the ocean–but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge.  That is until Justine goes cliff diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Winter Harbor, Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Vanessa’s parents want to work through the tragedy by returning to their everyday lives back in Boston, but Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death was more than an accident.  After discovering that Justine never applied to colleges, and that she was secretly in a relationship with longtime family friend Caleb Carmichael, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor to seek some answers.

But when Vanessa learns that Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death, she and Caleb’s older brother, Simon, join forces to try to find him, and in the process, their childhood friendship blossoms into something more.
Soon it’s not just Vanessa who is afraid.  All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes home to a string of fatal, water-related accidents . . . in which all the victims are found grinning from ear to ear.

As Vanessa and Simon probe further into the connections between Justine’s death and the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance, and that will change her life forever.–From Amazon


11 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: Siren"

  • Ooooh I just won an ARC of this in a contest. I look forward to reading it!

    1 Chachic said this (June 8, 2010 at 11:32 PM)

  • Wow, Siren sounds awesome. Great choice.

    2 Sabrina @ about happy books said this (June 9, 2010 at 12:17 AM)

  • I’m actually waiting with bated breath for this book.

    3 KateEvangelista said this (June 9, 2010 at 12:54 AM)

  • Siren sound like a really good mystery. I will be putting this on emy wish list. Great WoW!

    4 Jan@eatingyabooks said this (June 9, 2010 at 1:18 AM)

  • This one looks like something I should wishlist! My WOW is here

    5 Andrea said this (June 9, 2010 at 3:59 AM)

  • Oh, that sounds scary and sad…thanks for sharing.

    Here’s mine:


    6 Laurel-Rain Snow said this (June 9, 2010 at 4:48 AM)

  • Wow, this sounds great! I will have to add it to my tbr pile!

    My WoW is here.

    7 Aimee said this (June 9, 2010 at 5:21 AM)

  • Amazon’s been telling me I will want to read this book, and I’ve just now finally read the summary to know that I agree. Great choice!


    8 brizmus said this (June 9, 2010 at 7:07 AM)

  • Oh yes indeed! This book has been on my radar since I saw it on another blog and I cannot wait! Fabulous choice!

    9 Jessica said this (June 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM)

  • Sounds great! Looking forward to it. oh and your blog looks wonderful! Now following. Shari

    10 Shari said this (June 10, 2010 at 9:52 AM)

  • Thanks so much Shari! I just checked yours out and started following as well.

    11 Melanie said this (June 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM)