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Waiting on Wednesday (75)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for.

 Here's my pick for the week, that I seriously can't wait for:

by Tessa Gratton
Publication Date: June 15, 2013
Fans of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Holly Black's The Curse Workers will embrace this richly drawn, Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard. 

Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood--the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of--the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities.

When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost god, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be.
Uh, any book that has to do with a re-imaging of America using Norse mythology is a book I need!  I've always loved the idea of Asgard and Odin, Thor, etc. so this book is just perfect!  I love that it isn't set in the past either; this trend of bringing myths into the future is all the rage with Greek myths (which I love), but I'm excited to find more books that deal with other culture's myths!

What book are you waiting for?


  1. I'm actually not a huge fan of Norse mythology. But I hope you enjoy this one!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Great pick! I absolutely adore Norse mythology and this is one book that I'm really looking forward to!

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  3. Great choice! I can't wait for this either. : )

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