Mar 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {24} Valkyrie Rising and Gravity

"Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

By Ingrid Paulson
Publisher HarperTeen
Release Date October 2012

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 there’s 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.

Gravity (The Taking, #1)
By Melissa West
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date October 2012

In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed--arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know--especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.



  1. Gravity sounds so cool. I just added Valkyrie Rising to my TBR List the other day. I totally can't wait for that=D

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  2. Great picks I have both on my tbr pile already but I'm glad someone picked them for their WoW post!
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    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  3. Great picks. I hadn't heard of Valkyrie Rising before, and I will definitley have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! Becki

  4. Hi there :) just popping in...I'm also waiting for Valkyrie Rising, it's on my TBR pile :D

    Here is my choice...
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  5. Thanks for telling me about Valkyrie Rising! Adding it :)
    Happy Wednesday :)

    The Muggle
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  6. Both of these are fantastic picks! I am certainly waiting for Valkyrie Rising with bated breath! :)

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  7. I am really, really liking the look of 'Gravity'- great cover and awesome plot synopsis. I like the whole 'she could start the end of the world' thing!

    New follower :-)

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  8. Great picks! I'm expecially excited for Valkyrie Rising :) there aren't that many norse mythology YA novels out there and this one sounds amazing!
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  9. Oh wow both of these sound really good-- and I LOVE the cover for Gravity!!

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    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  10. Wow, thanks for including GRAVITY in your picks this week! :)

  11. I love and can't wait for both of these books!! They look soo good!!! :)