Wednesday 21 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#17)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.  This week for me it's:

Title: The Weight of Stars (Songs of New Asgard #1)
Author: Tessa Gratton
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: 2013

First book in a new series which presents an alternate history of the U.S. in which the country was founded on elements of Norse religions, and gods walk among humans, with some maintaining powerful positions in the government. Book one follows two teenagers who embark on a cross-country search for a missing god. As the kids travel through the United States of Asgard they encounter “smalltown zealots, trickster gods, and sadistic field trolls.”

Summary taken from Goodreads

Now, I know there isn't a cover for it yet, and no definitive release date, and only a basic synopsis at the moment, but does that make this any less exciting?  I don't think so.  If anything, it makes it more so because there's more anticipation.  I love the idea of having a superpower's history rewritten, love the idea of it being based on Norse mythology.  And, seeing as there is no cover, it was the title that first attracted me.  'The Weight of Stars'.  It sounds almost poetic, quite deep and mysterious, calling my name.  2013 hurry up already!

What about you?  Does this sound like your kind of read?  What are you waiting for this week?


  1. Yes! It sounds wonderful, I'm looking forward to it too :)

    (Just to let you know, because I think you asked in comments recently, yes, I did get your interview questions back okay. I'm way behind, I'm really sorry, I will definitely get back to you soon!)

  2. Okay, that sounds absolutely brilliant!! :)

    Norse Gods?! Damn. Right up my street!

  3. I'm glad that Norse mythology is gaining popularity :) Adding this to my wishlist. Thanks, Aa'Ishah!

  4. Ooh this sounds incredible! I had mixed thoughts on Tessa Gratton's previous books, but I'm still really looking forward to this. It's quite different from the usual premises, which makes it all the more exciting. :)

    Lovely pick, A!

  5. Oh this is an awesome pick Aa'Ishah I think books which have an intriguing premise and no cover make me even more eager to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for putting this on my radar! :)


    Yeah. So I recently (finally) watched Thor. MOVING RIGHT ALONG :P

    I love the idea of a YA novel using Norse mythology!! An alternate US? ASGARD?! This sounds so effing amazing. I've only read one of Tessa's novels in the past, but I enjoyed it, so I have faith she's going to nail this. 2013, ACCIO ACCIO ACCIO!

  7. Norse gods?! This sounds AWESOME. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :D

  8. This sounds really interesting and absolutely not like anything I've heard of before- adding to to-reads because it sounds so interesting and DIFFERENT! Thank you for sharing! (And liking the guest post I wrote for Brodie's blog! x)


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