Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday #8: Berserker by Emmy Laybourne

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  This week I'm picking a book that is by an author that I really like, but that I feel is not that well-known.  It's also a Norse mythology story, and that is really getting to be more popular these days.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Are Hanne's powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse?

Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne Hemstad knows she is truly cursed. It's not Stieg's fault that their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn't commit.

No, the fault lies with Hanne and her inability to control her murderous "gift"--she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must leave Norway for the American frontier or risk being brought to justice.

Aided by a young cowboy who agrees to be their guide, Hanne and her siblings use their powers to survive the perilous trail, where blizzards, wild animals, and vicious bounty hunters await.

Will they be able to reach their uncle, the one man Hanne believes may be able to teach her how to control her drive to kill? With Berserker, Emmy Laybourne, the author of Monument 14, presents her vision of an American west studded with Viking glory.  


Have you read anything by Emmy Laybourne?  Do you like the new trend of Norse mythology?  Will you be adding this to your TBR?  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

12 comments:

  1. Nice pick! I'm not sure this one is for me, but I really hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2017/03/waiting-on-wednesday-gentlemans-guide.html

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    1. I can't wait for it, I've enjoyed this author's other books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I've never read anything by this author, and I don't read a lot of Norse mythology inspired books either, so this sounds super cool! Awesome WoW post, Lisa :D Hope you love this book!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I feel like there are more Norse mythology books coming out lately. And I've like this author's other books, so I"m excited for this one. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Berserker power? That sounds amazing! especially with it being the teenage girl wielding it. Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. It does sound like a really good one! And since I've enjoyed the author's other books I'm very excited to see how she does this story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Whoa I've never read about a berserker before! This sounds cool, gonna add it to my TBR!

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    1. Agreed! And the author is a favorite of mine, so you should try some of her other books as well. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Wow this one sounds so interesting. I think I'll add it to my TBR. I know the author's name but can't think of what else she has written.

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    1. She wrote the Monument 14 series and also a book called Sweet that I really liked. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This one sounds quite interesting. I haven't read her other books, but have Monument 14 on my tbr. On my tbr it goes...

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Those lovely neverending TBRs that we all have. Thanks for visiting!

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