September 2, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - September 2, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
by Ben H. Winters
Publication Date:  September 15, 2009
From Amazon:
From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave a link in my comments section if you have a blog, or just share your book if not.

Happy reading!


The Obsessive Reader said...

It seems like a lot of twisted versions of Jane Austen books are coming out. I do like the cover.

christine (booktumbling) said...

I cannot wait for this one either. Should be fun.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

looking forward to this one as well!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I know a lot of people are waiting for this book!

Krista said...

Oh my goodness! I am looking forward to this one too! I read Pride and prejudice and Zombies and it was really funny! I think it could have used a little more Zombie mayhem, though! Great pick!

April (BooksandWine) said...

Ahahaha this sounds awesome! I'm going to purchase it when it comes out :-)

Tales of Whimsy said...

This cover gets me every time.