Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
*WoW button courtesy to Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms
My pick today:
by Ingrid Paulson
Release date: October 9th 2012
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there.
What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect something powerful and ancient to awaken in her and that strange whispers would urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors. Instead of peace and quiet, there’s suddenly a lot for a girl from L.A. to handle on a summer sojourn in Norway! And when Graham vanishes, it’s up to Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably alluring Tuck—to uncover the truth about all the disappearances and thwart the nefarious plan behind them.
Deadly legends, hidden identities, and tentative romance swirl together in one girl’s unexpectedly-epic coming of age.
Eeep! Everything about this book sounds awesome and original: the setting, the the plot, the legends, the paranormal elements and, of, course, the ever presence of sarcasm. You can't go wrong with sarcasm in my books. :))
The only other books I've ever read about Valkyries were Kresley Cole's and I really liked them - there was something cool and fierce about them - so I'm curious to see how that mythology is being used here.
What are you waiting on this week?