Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Valkyrie Rising

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Ingrid Paulson
Releases October 9th, 2012
HarperTeen

From Goodreads:

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.

Mythological warriors? Yes, please! I believe there is mention of a sarcastic, alluring boy as well, thereby assuring this one a place on my must read list.  Sarcasm and I are good, good friends. Sarcasm AND hot boys? *Jenny dies of happiness*

Plus, as an added bonus, we only have to wait until October. That's do-able. Come October 9th though? TUCK IS  MINE!

57 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of it before, but it sounds really good.
    http://readerwithvoice.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

    Carson @ Reader with Voice

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  2. I didn't think I knew this one but I had already marked it as to-read on goodreads so apparently past self was good at predicting what future self would want to read. This looks pleasantly different with its Norwegian setting!

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  3. Great choice! I've actually heard of this one before and it does sound good!

    ~Kailia @ Reading the Best

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  4. OoOOO I cannot wait for this either!! I am dying to read it! I love Norway and their mythology and has the most beautiful landscape in Europe!
    Sadly no early review copy for me since there are no eARC's ... October is so long!

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  5. Carson - Glad I could bring it to your attention!

    Bookworm - Don't you love it when that happens? I do that all the time:)

    Kailia - I can't wait to get my hands on this one, I think I'm going to be more than a little in love with Tuck.

    Danny - Right? I NEEDS IT IMMEDIATELY! I would love to go to Norway:)

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  6. I just heard of this one recently and it sounds AWESOME!

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  7. I'm on a blog tour for this one and got an ARC. I can't wait to read this book either !
    I love that the book is set in Norway and come on Jenny, who doesn't love a sarcastic and hot boy ? ;)
    It's a good thing you don't have to wait too long for it to be released ! :)
    I agree wholeheartedly with your choice, Jenny ! :D

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    1. Sarcastic hot boys are the best! Lucky you on the blog tour, I can't wait to see what you think Nick!

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  8. Valkyrie Rising was my WoW pick a few weeks ago too! I love how it's set in Norway inspired by Norse mythology... and the romance potential is definitely irresistible too! I'm definitely excited to read this one. ^_^

    Liz @ Midnight Bloom Reads

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    1. I'm super excited about the setting as well. I definitely have not read anything set in Norway!

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  9. To be honest, the cover kind of put me off at first, but then I read the summary and like you I was totally like, "Freaking hell there are HOT BOYS!?" So yes, I am rather excited for this now ;) Seriously, if Tuck is as swoon-worthy as the summary suggests, I will burst into happy tears and never stop. Plus, everyone's so right about the mythology and the fact that it's set in Norway! I'm loving it <3 Fantastic pick, Jenny! x)

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    1. Hahaha YES! Hot boys make me want to read a book every time:) You and I can burst into happy tears together!

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  10. Cool :) i like that someone takes the books outside of US or England. I approve..now if someone would write a book set in Finland and I would be happy ;)

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    1. I love books set outside of the US as well, the setting just becomes a character unto itself:)

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  11. There are so many good releases in October - I can't wait!!!! I love how this one's set in Norway since I've never come across a book that takes place there! Ellie sounds like such a kick-ass protag - I just ADORE strong female leads!!!! And Tuck - OMG, he sounds amazing and sarcastic guys are usually a plus!

    Awesome pick this week, Jenny <3

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    1. Me either! I'm ready to go to Norway vicariously through Ellie:) And how delicious does Tuck sound? I think I love him already:)

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  12. OOoh sounds interesting! Haven't heard of that one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Glad I could make you aware of it!

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  13. I just got this because I signed for the blog tour ,,,I hope it's good ....
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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    1. Oooo lucky you! I have high hopes for this one too:)

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  14. I think sarcasm and hot boys will always add up to awesome -- especially to the Queen of Snark herself! x) This book sounds so intensely awesome that I need to check if I have this on my TBR pile yet ASAP! (LOL sometimes I'm so excited for so many books that I forget about the ones I don't hear most about...)

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Jenny! :) <3

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    1. I think so too. I've never "met" a sarcastic fictional boy I didn't like. I think Tuck and I will have a lovely relationship ;-)

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  15. Great pick, Jenny! Definitely adding it to my TBR list. I love that it takes place in Norway- very cool!

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    1. I know! I'm really excited about the Norway aspect:)

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  16. Sarcasm AND hot boys!!! Sign me up too! *Missie dies with you*

    I feel like we should meet up at a staring line, then race to Tuck to see who gets to him first. I've been training, Jenny! I might get the best of you. LOL

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  17. Yes! I can't wait for this either! I love that it's set in Norway. And Tuck? Yeah, he sounds EXACTLY like my type of fictional guy. ;) I have a feeling the romance will be an entertaining one. :D

    Lovely pick, Jenny!

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    1. YES! I'm madly in love with Tuck already:)

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  18. Norway would be a nice change of scenery. Looking forward to the response of this one. I remember after reading D'Auliere's Greek Myths a million times, I found D'Auliere's Norse Myths. Love those too!

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    1. I'm really excited for the Norse mythology as well, I don't think I've read anything that features it:)

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  19. I'm really looking forward to this to and I'm actually participating in a blog tour for this. Great pick!

    Ellen @ Always YA at Heart – Here’s my WoW

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    1. Awesome! Cant' wait to see what you think of it:)

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  20. Oo, awesome pick, Jenny! I can't wait for this either. It's great to see authors branching towards mythologies other than Greek ones.

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    1. Agreed! I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology, but it will be fun to get something a little different:)

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  21. i'm super excited for this one too! i love that it's set in norway with legends incorporated. should be good!

    Our WoW.

    -michelle

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  22. Oh, this one is so on my list! Different setting, different mythology--I'm in!

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    1. ME TOO! *waits not-so patiently for October*

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  23. This one looks amazing. I was lucky enough to snag a copy of ALA and I can't wait to read it!

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    1. SO JEALOUS! I hope it's amazing:)

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  24. That title make me look again and you claiming Tuck made me sit up straighter. Yep, I need to read this one and *puts up dukes* fight you for Tuck.

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  25. Can't wait for this story too!!!! I also enjoy sarcastic characters!

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  26. Ohhh this one looks so good and the cover is great...who is the Tuck?? If he's all that Ill probably win the fight.....lol

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  27. Already have this one on order! Finally something new!!
    Can't wait! Great pick!

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  28. Ahhhh Can't even wait for this one!!! :) I requested it...hopefully...*fingers crossed*!!! :)

    Great WOW! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  29. Sarcasm and hot boys? Sign me up Jenny! Great pick. :)

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  30. Screaming "YEEESSSSSSS" I can't wait to read this book. Nice choice :)

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  31. Oh Tuck is yours?Hmm I am going to check him out right away since I was super lucky and got an ARC of this one. It is an ebook, though otherwise I would offer to share.

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  32. You can't go wrong with sarcasm and hot boys ;)

    Great WoW choice!

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  33. Sugar pie!!! How is my very favorite team member? Gosh I miss you. Being that I'm a very shitty blogger, my commenting is made of crap. But I still love you exponentially. See, you even help me use big words. :)

    This looks really really awesome. I love that it takes place in Norway. Plus, the cover is gorgeous and you know what I whore I am. Also, make no mistake, I will fight you for TUCK! *bats eyes innocently*

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  34. *sulks* I have a way-too-perfect older brother...so where is the hot, sarcastic best friend I'm supposed to be hooking up with, huh?

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