Wednesday 1 May 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton. Here's the synopsis:

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.

 I am very excited about these book and if you've not heard of it, it might be because it started life as The Weight of Stars (which personally, I LOVED).  As we all know though, titles are not certain until the finished book is printed.   I LOVE the fact that this book is buried in Norse mythology and I've not seen a lot of that in YA books.  As it's Tessa, there's got to be some blood and guts in there (dead cats, anyone?) but we'll see ;)  I'm hoping this will be published in the UK and the US. 

The Lost Sun is published on 25th June, 2013. 


  1. I got this book at TXLA this past weekend. Never read any of her books, though. LOL! Will definitely try it.

    1. Lucky you!!! I'm really interested in the mythology behind this book. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I'm really liking the sound of this book because of the Norse mythology aspect-I haven't seen much YA plumbing non-Greek/Roman mythology.