Waiting On Wednesday: Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

Each Wednesday, Jill from Breaking The Spine helps us share, discover and cheer about books that we can't wait to read. And if you can't recognize the cover snippet above, the book I am waiting on this Wednesday is...


Book Cover: Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

Sea Change by S.M. Wheelers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
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Summary (from publisher's website):

The unhappy child of two powerful parents who despise each other, young Lilly turns to the ocean to find solace, which she finds in the form of the eloquent and intelligent sea monster Octavius, a kraken. In Octavius’s many arms, Lilly learns of friendship, loyalty, and family. When Octavius, forbidden by Lilly to harm humans, is captured by seafaring traders and sold to a circus, Lilly becomes his only hope for salvation. Desperate to find him, she strikes a bargain with a witch that carries a shocking price.

Her journey to win Octavius’s freedom is difficult. The circus master wants a Coat of Illusions; the Coat tailor wants her undead husband back from a witch; the witch wants her skin back from two bandits; the bandits just want some company, but they might kill her first. Lilly's quest tests her resolve, tries her patience, and leaves her transformed in every way.

A powerfully written debut from a young fantasy author, Sea Change is an exhilarating tale of adventure, resilience, and selflessness in the name of friendship.


Why Am I Waiting On 'Sea Change' by S.M. Wheeler?

  1. I can never be sure how I will react to this cover. Sometimes I think it's creepy, sometimes I like it, sometimes it scares me. But it's definitely interesting.
  2. The heroine has a KRAKEN as a best friend. I mean, how awesome is that? And he is "eloquent and intelligent sea monster" - so I can't wait to meet him.
  3. If you read the summary, especially second paragraph, Sea Change sounds like a great adventure.
  4. And last but not least: it's fantasy (duh). ;)

So, those are my reasons why I am waiting on Sea Change. What are yours? ;) Did you hear about Sea Change before? Will you read it? What are you waiting for?

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26 comments

  1. Whoah! I saw this someplace recently, but the cover didn't grab me. Oh yeah, it's up for requesting on NG! But now I wants it bad *requests*

    I don't think I'd like a kraken as a best friend, I dislike the sea. Hahahah.

    Awesome pick as usual dear :D
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

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    1. Yes, at first glance cover is off-putting. :/ Thanks for the NetGalley tip, I requested it too. :)

      You don't like the sea? Awwww. Too bad. I adore it. I want to be a dolphin in my next life. :D

      Thanks. :)

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  2. The Cover looks tasty! hahaha


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    1. Tasty? Only edible thing I see is carrots. :D

      Thanks for stopping by and following. I followed you back. I hope we will chat more in the future. :)

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  3. This sounds good but I have a feeling it's not for me. I hope you get to read it soon and I hope you like it.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    1. Well I just got approved for eARC on NetGalley, so I hope I will have time to read it soon. :)
      I'm sorry to hear that it's not for you, but thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  4. Sounds amazing & just like my type of book, so thank you so much for pointing it out :) I'll add it on my list right away!

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  5. Your list why this book sound awesome is spot on. I had not heard of Sea Change, but I am adding it to my TBR list!

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    1. Thanks, I like making lists so my wow somehow merged into it lol

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  6. This certainly sounds unique. The cover however is just odd, I guess it probably has some meaning though. Neat pick!

    My WoW

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    1. Yeah, the cover is very odd, I think they would have gotten much better audience response if the cover resembled Harry Potter or Rick Riordan covers.

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  7. First of all this cover looks freaky! I mean it's so unusual. I haven't seen this book before but sounds really interesting and yeah unique. Great pick :)

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    1. Yes, I stumbled into announcement for this book before cover reveal, if the cover was present, I probably would not bother to read summary. It looks too freaky. I hope it will be freaky and unique in a good way.

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  8. I'm adding this to the list for sure! I hadn't seen this before so I'm glad you shared it- and I love the cover.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that I dug-up something new to share. :)

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  9. I havent heard of this one yet but it sounds so interesting. Great choice! I'll be adding it to my tbr pile for sure.

    My WoW

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    1. Thanks, I hope you will enjoy it when you have time to read it. :)

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  10. Not too keen on the cover (it's sort of hard to read), but this sounds fantastic! Adding it my my To Read list!

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    1. I'm not a fan of that cover either, but kraken best friend makes this book a must-read. :)

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  11. Definitely an interesting cover!

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    1. Yeah, it definitely caused reaction from everyone. :)

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  12. This is the first time I heard about this.
    The cover does look odd. It doesn't look like a fantasy book, more like non-fiction. I hope you enjoy this though! :)

    Thanks for droppin by my WoW!

    Michelle Shouts Random

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    1. You are right, it does look more like non-fiction than like fantasy, but I hope that means it will be unique in a good way.
      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  13. Wow, this sounds so unique. I hadn't heard of it yet, but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list... great pick!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you liked my pick. :)

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