Thursday, October 18, 2012

{Blog Tour} Valkyrie Rising - Ingrid Paulson

From Goodreads:
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 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.
Release date: October 9th, 2012 |Publisher: HarperTeen


Ingrid Paulson lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter and enjoys long-distance running, eavesdropping, and watching science documentaries. She has always loved books and writing short stories, but was surprised one day to discover the story she was working on wasn't so short any more. VALKYRIE RISING is Ingrid's first novel.

Ingrid's grandmother might actually be a Valkyrie; she's still waiting for her to come clean.

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My Thoughts:

I loved this book! I found it to be a breath of fresh mythological air. Don't get me wrong, I adore me some Greek Mythology, but it is nice to read about Norse Mythology also! And come on...VALKYRIES! You just cannot beat that. 

Ellie was a fun character. She is all but repressed by her older brother who thinks it is his life's mission to keep her in a bubble. But for a couple weeks in Norway she is free, until he shows up with his best friend Tucker. 
Tucker. What to say about him? 
Yes, that will work. 

While in Norway visiting their grandmother, Ellie discovers that a lot of 18 year old boys are going missing. The rumor is that Valkyries are stealing them. But why? Can that even be true? Ellie learns first hand that not only is it true but she is one of them!

So yes, much awesomeness in this book. Bad-ass butt-kicking females. Fur lined boots of win, battles of mythological proportions. Oh and Loki. Can't forget to mention Loki!

Now, do yourself a favor and go out and read this book! You will not be disappointed.

Tour and Giveaway hosted by Itching for Books

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