Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday [6]


*"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! For those of you who didn't know, today is just officially the start of the week for us here in the Philippines (at least for most of us) since we just got back from a long weekend (Monday, August 20th was Eid al-Fitr, and Tuesday, August 21st was Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Day). I had a little time for some rest and relaxation, but of course it's back to work... Anyway, let's go back to today's meme.

Here's my pick for this week:



TITLE: Valkyrie Rising
AUTHOR: Ingrid Paulson
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: October 9, 2012
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen

"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."

Legends? Mythology? Romance? Mystery? Gimme! 
Oooh. That synopsis just screams "READ ME". Really looking forward to it.

What do you think? Interesting, huh? Now, how about you? What you're pick for this week?

7 comments:

  1. AGREED!!! This one sounds SO cool! I love Norse mythology! Great pick! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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  2. Great pick! I'm really looking forward to this! Valkyries and Norway!
    My WOW

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  3. I saw this one on Goodreads a while back and I find it interesting enough that I really want to read it. I can't wait for the book to come out. October proves to be a pretty busy month for books. Lots of great titles come out then. Great pick.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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  4. Great pick, this sounds awesome. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=3369

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  5. Oooh, I've never heard of this before! I must add it to my wishlist XD

    Books of Amber

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  6. Excellent choice! I want to read this too :)

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