Amanda Hocking has become a sort of poster girl for and indie author making the transition to a major publisher with St. Martin’s Press. Her Trylle series won rave reviews and garnered a large amount of attention by the press and readers alike. Now, she has a new YA fantasy series, the Watersong series, and we are able to see her growth as an author. The third book, Tidal, was released this week, and the final installment, Elegy is due out in August. Here’s the lowdown, in case you haven’t stumbled across Hocking yet:
In the Watersong quartet, sixteen-year-old Gemma Fisher and her older sister Harper live a quiet life in the ocean-side town of Capri, MD. Gemma’s biggest concerns are her blossoming crush on the neighbor boy Alex and practicing for the swim team, while Harper is stressing out about going to college in the fall and reconciling her own feelings for a local guy, Daniel.
When a trio of new girls come into town for the summer, everything changes. Harper can’t explain it, but she senses something disturbing about them, especially their interest in her younger sister. But as Gemma and Harper discover the truth behind the new girls and what they want with Gemma, it’s far worse than anything they could’ve imagined…
Are they mermaids, sirens, or something else entirely? I guess you are going to have to read it to find out. Plus– gorgeous covers, huh?!
Amanda Hocking is the USA Today bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. After selling over a million copies of her books, primarily in eBook format, she is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age.