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.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2013 by Random House Books for Young ReadersPre-Order here.
I cannot wait for this book. I think it sounds so so amazing, and I just adore Tessa Gratton. Can't wait to read about the United States of Asgard ;) Sounds very interesting. But oh. I just do not like this cover much at all :\ Which kind of really sucks. But anyway. The inside is what's important, and I think this book will be amazing, and I cannot wait to read it :D Hoping the romance is sweet as well (A)
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New to me. It sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
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I've seen this one around, but this is the first time I've read the description. Sounds like it's going to be a great read!ReplyDelete
I hadn't heard of this, but it definitely sounds good. Now you've got me waiting for it too.ReplyDelete
Norse mythology, great :DReplyDelete
Wew, Norse mythology! I love mythology, but I never read one about Norse before.. This might be the starting point. Thanks for shairng! :DReplyDelete
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I was so glad to see this one got a cover! I've been eyeing it for what seems like forever now!ReplyDelete
Love the Norse influence-we need more stories that aren't based on Roman/Greek mythology.ReplyDelete