Author: Kat Rosenfield
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Expected Publication: June 12, 2014
After nine years spent suffocating in the arid expanses of the Midwest, far from the sea where her mother drowned, Callie Morgan and her estranged father are returning to the coast. And miraculously, Callie can finally breathe easily. No more sudden, clawing attacks and week-long hospital stays. No more wary, pitying glances from classmates and teachers. She can be more than a sickly freak, coughing her way between nondescript inland towns every year.
But something waits for Callie in the water. Just as her life begins to feel like her own, with an almost-family and a first love and a circle of loud-mouthed friends, her body starts to rebel in new ways. She finds herself fighting the intoxicating pull of the black waters right outside her window. Her dreams turn wild and real, and she wakes up with salt water in her hair. Family secrets and whispering doubts flood her brain as she leads herself and those around her into danger, jeopardizing everything she once longed for. Is it madness, or is there a voice, beckoning her to come to the sea’s deepest heart; to come home?
My Thoughts: I have spent the last three years suffocating in the arid expanses of the Midwest. My least favorite thing about South Dakota is that it is so far from the ocean. I understand how Callie feels, there's something about the water that calls to you. I think Maggie Stiefvater best summed up my feelings in The Scorpio Races when she wrote, "Shhhhh, Shhhhhh says the sea, but I don't believe her". Anyway, back to Inland! I want to read this because 1. Ocean 2. Awesome Cover.