Hello everyone :)
You know I have a huge pile of books I still need to read lying around my room. And I seriously don't know where to put them anymore. The shelves are overflowing and everywhere are books. It's like a family disease, there is no room in our entire house to put up one more shelf. I remember a conversation between my parents once:
My dad said: "I went to the bookstore today. There were so many great books! If I ever win a lot of money I will spend it entirely on new books."
And my mom answered: "If I ever win a bunch of money I'll add a new room to our house for all your pretty books!"
Why am I telling you this, you may be asking yourselves now. The reason is simple: I was a bad bad girl.
I got a new book earlier this month wich I haven't even started yet and since I'm getting one book per month through a subscription I promised myself, my mom, and my wallet I would not buy another book until my TBR here at home is as half as big as now... Yeah... Let's not talk about that anymore because I wanted to go bookshopping! Ever watched the movie Shopaholic? I'm like her, except I go for books and not for clothes. Well at least I planned to do that. But destiny had other plans...
So I went over to my favourite online book store and wanted to buy some English books (Don't be afraid I'm buying most of my books directly in store, to support them)
And here is the one I can't wait for:
Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
"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.
I read the summary a few weeks ago and thought "Norway, valkyries? I love old norse legends and this sounds like a good book. This goes definitely on my TBR" and that was the whole story of it... until tonight. Pitch Dark Books posted something over at their blog called Hot guys of Pitch Dark 1: Tucker Halloway from Valkyrie Rising and an exclusive prequel story by Ingrid Paulson called Valkyrie Symptoms which is set a day before the book.
I read it, I loved it, I need more!
The characters are great, the writing is clear and funny and the summary of the book sounds amazing. I especially liked the character of Tuck who is the love interest for the protagonist. I can't remember the last time I fall for a character that fast (Oh wait, that must have been with Jace Wayland in TMI) and he went right on top of my Fictional Crushes list. I can't wait for the next Annual YA-Sisterhood Crushin' Tournament, so I can vote for him. And I haven't even read the book yet! He seems smart, funny, and arrogant, the perfect mix :)
Another plus for Valkyrie Rising: It is a stand alone. I read and started to many series lately I feel like I will never finish any of them. A stand alone is a very welcome change from that.
And guess what happened: They don't have Valkyrie Rising in store! What am I supposed to do now? I'm like two minutes away from bording a flight to the U.S so I can get my hands on that book!
Where you ever that desperate for a book?
Love and Words
PS: I'm going to search every other big european book store with an online portal right now to get that book! Wish me luck!
You can find the post about Tuck here and the free short story here. Summary as always taken from Goodreads