Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #34: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Given to the Sea
Author:  Mindy McGinnis
Expected Publication Date:  April 11th, 2017  

Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra – fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before – are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land – and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.

The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.

Hmmm...a fantasy read that takes place under the sea?  Sounds really interesting!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. I haven't had too much luck with Mindy McGinnis books but this one sure does sound excellent!!

  2. Awesome pick! I am also so excited for this book, and it looks amazing!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW yesterday :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  3. This one sounds so interesting. I have an ARC and simply have to make time for it.

  4. I am very excited for this one! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

  5. You know, I almost featured this one on my "Can't Wait Wednesday" post -- but last week, not this week. I don't know what made me choose another book, because this one is AWESOME!! Well, I'm glad YOU featured it!! YAAAAY!!!

    I do have it on my Goodreads shelves, though.

    Thanks for commenting on my CWW post!! Happy Friday!! <3 <3 :) :)

  6. Yes! This cover is stunning. I really want to read this one but I don't know if I'll have time.
    I hope you enjoy this one when it comes out ;)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  7. I actually read this book but unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. I adore the cover though. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!