Title: Ashes on the Waves
Author: Mary Lindsey
My rating: 5 of 5
(Book read from April 26th to April 27th, 2014.)
Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him — until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam’s fate is changed forever.With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied; but, the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make awager on the couple’s love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial — and this time it’s not only their love that’s in danger of being destroyed.Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling poem, "Annabel Lee," Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.
My Thoughts on the Book:
Ashes on the Waves is a beautiful tale based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem Annabel Lee. When the author announced this book, I was excited by the prospect, because of the potential a book like this had, and Mary Lindsey definitely delivered. This book, as Annabel Lee's retelling, was pretty much perfect.Ashes on the Waves, with it's eerie & mysterious setting, beautiful prose, and main characters that are determined to fight for each other & for their love, complete one haunting, mythical, heartbreaking & unforgettable romantic story.I really don't want to go into details, but I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting, especially the supernatural aspect, it was suspenseful, with lots of twists & turns, and in the end quite heartbreaking. I have to admit that lots of things were predictable, but the journey was really haunting, so I didn't mind at all. But, near the end, the author managed to surprise me more than once, and pretty much tore my heart to shreds over & over again.If you enjoy intriguing & mysterious, supernatural romantic stories, I highly recommend this book, because Ashes on the Waves just might be the book for you!