Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that I’m anticipating.
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.
Expected publication: June 25th 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Sigh…doesn’t it sound awesome? I’m a big fan of Tessa Gratton and I’m sure this one won’t fail me. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Also I just noticed that I don’t have her down on one of my Author’s Who Rock My Socks Off. Blasphemy. I’m going to tweet her now.