Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (119)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Lost Sun
Author: Tessa Gratton
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads:

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.

I adore Tessa's books, I love how she tells stories. That's what her books are, gorgeously crafted stories. And I know I'm going to love this next book of hers. Norse mythology and gods walking around like celebrities, a tweaked USA setting, a teenage guy battling bloodlust, a teenage girl dreaming of the future and people she doesn't know. I want to read this so much. I want more books like this, more books that don't fall back on the Greek mythology standard that I'm starting to get tired of. :)


  1. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

  2. This book sounds really good!


  3. Awesome pick! I'm super excited for this one too - can't wait until it's released.

    Nikki @ There were books involved...