Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Strange Maid (The United States of Asgard #2) by Tessa Gratton


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  The book I've chosen this week I didn't think I'd chosen yet, I hope not, so if I did, then here is a reminder about how much I'm waiting for it!  It is the sequel to The Lost Sun, a book that I really liked how it portrayed the United States if history had been a bit different in who found and started it (and if the Norse gods really existed).  And I think I just got an e-galley of this from Edelweiss!  Let me warn you that once again, I'm not a big fan of the cover.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads.com:

Fans of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Maggie Stiefvater will embrace the richly drawn, Norse-influenced alternate world of the United States of Asgard, where cell phones, rock bands, and evangelical preachers coexist with dragon slaying, rune casting, and sword training in schools. Where the president runs the country alongside a council of Valkyries, gods walk the red carpet with Hollywood starlets, and the U.S. military has a special battalion dedicated to eradicating Rocky Mountain trolls.
Signy Valborn was seven years old when she climbed the New World Tree and met Odin Alfather, who declared that if she could solve a single riddle, he would make her one of his Valkyrie. For ten years Signy has trained in the arts of war, politics, and leadership, never dreaming that a Greater Mountain Troll might hold the answer to the riddle, but that’s exactly what Ned the Spiritless promises her. A mysterious troll hunter who talks in riddles and ancient poetry, Ned is a hard man to trust. Unfortunately, Signy is running out of time. Accompanied by an outcast berserker named Soren Bearstar, she and Ned take off across the ice sheets of Canadia to hunt the mother of trolls and claim Signy’s destiny.

I'm such a huge fan of this author, I even got to host her during the Authors are Rock Stars Blog Hop last year.  You can go read my interview with her HERE.  So what book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

27 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks sounds really good! I love all the new books I find on WoW posts!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree

    Here's my WoW

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  3. whoops! had to delete my first comment~~~ I didn't notice that this is book 2! I have got to check out book 1~
    Fan of Neil Gaiman?? YES!!! Fan of Holly Black?? HELL YES!!!!! Gotta check these out for sure!
    check out my wow ~~ http://bookhangoversbb.blogspot.com/
    and thanks so much for sharing this xoxox

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    1. Yeah, you'll have to go back and check out the first book, The Lost Sun. Thanks for stopping by and I'll check out your WOW as well!

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  4. Oh wow, I haven't heard of this one! It sounds really good! I love when mystical characters talk in riddles. It's always fun to try and figure out what it means before the main character does. Great pick!

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    1. It is a really fun look at an alternate United States as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I loved Maggie's Raven Boys and Dream Thieves and I am getting ready to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. If they are equating this series to those authors, I will have to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WoW. I am following you now as well :)

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    1. And Tessa and Maggie are really good friends as well! Definitely as good as Maggie, I haven't read any of Holly Black's books though. Thanks for returning the follow!

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  7. I loved Tessa Gratton's first book in the Blood Magic (?) series but haven't managed to read any of her other books. This looks really good though! Nice pick :)

    My WoW .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. This is totally different from her Blood Magic series, but just as good! Thanks for stopping by and I'll check out your WOW as well.

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  8. Nice! Haven't read this series by Tessa myself but it does sound intriguing!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  9. Haven't heard of this author, but this sounds really great and I'm definitely intrigued! Love the norse gods element. This is a great example of why WoW is so great, can't believe I missed these- I need to add them to my tbr list. Thanks for sharing!


    ps love your header!

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    1. I do love all the new books I learn about through WOW! And glad you love my header, I'm thinking of a few changes to it, just to add in my new puppies. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Great pick! This is new to me but it looks really great. Thanks for sharing :) My WoW

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  11. Tessa is a great author! I love her books, although this one is new to me!! It sounds really intriguing!! Great choice, Lisa! I hope you're having a fab week! :)

    xo, Becca
    My WoW

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    1. You should definitely give this series a try! My week has been nice, snow days to stay home and read! Thanks for stopping by and I'll check out your review as well!

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  12. This one sounds great, I really should start this series soon, it sounds so intriguing!

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    1. I'm sure you would love it! Hope you do!

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  13. This looks great! Referencing Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Maggie Stiefvater definitely gets me interested. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    1. All three of those are awesome authors! And this series is pretty intriguing as well! Thanks for stopping by my WOW as well!

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  14. Haven't heard of this. Hope you enjoy it once out!

    Thanks for stoppin by last week!

    Michelle, The Escapist.

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    1. I was lucky enough to get an e-galley of it, so I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by!

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