Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Title: Loki's Wolves
Authors: K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
In Viking times, Norse
myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that
only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must
battle the monsters--wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the
seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.
The gods died a long time ago.
Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history--because it is family
history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota,
in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including
Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke.
However, knowing the
legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the
rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids--led by Matt--will
stand in for the gods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it.
Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put
together an unstoppable team to prevent the end of the world.
I know it's not YA, and I know only one of the authors are Canadian, and I know this came out yesterday, but you need to deal with it. ;) This is the first in a middle grade series written by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr. I'm curious if Greek mythology is on its way out and Norse mythology is on its way in, taking Lesley Livingston's Starling and Tessa Gratton's The Lost Sun into account. :) I don't really care that this is middle grade and not YA, it sounds like such a great adventure story.