Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Starling

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: Starling
Author: Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: August 28, 2012 

Goodreads Description: Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf. As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family - and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods - is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?

Why am I waiting? I'm not as familiar with Norse mythology as I am with Greek mythology so I'm looking forward to learning something new. Also, I loved the Fennrys Wolf in Livingston's Wondrous Strange trilogy - I'm assuming he's the same one - which is why I'm excited to see more of him in Starling. Lastly, considering Livingston's - a fellow Canadian (and an author I've been lucky to meet)! - Wondrous Strange trilogy is one of the rare faerie series I've liked, it'll be interesting to see what I think of Starling because unlike faerie novels, I actually enjoy mythologies. 

16 comments:

  1. I also featured a Norse mythology book in my WoW this week. Do you think Norse mythology is the new Greek mythology? Still need to read one of Leslie Livingston's books!

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  2. I loooove mythologies too! But I haven't read a swoon-worth mythology book. I'll keep my eyes on this one though.

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  3. Oooooo! Norse mythology! I've been waiting for something like this. I used to *try* to study it, back in my fanfiction writing days. My obsession with Eric Northman knew no bounds. LOL

    Yup, so many reasons to look forward to this one. Great find.

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  4. I'm really looking forward to this one, too! New follower here, Hooray!
    Stopping through with My WoW!
    Happy Wednesday!

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  5. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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  6. I'm so glad that Norse mythology is getting popular. It's one of the few mythologies that I don't know much about. Great pick!

    My WoW

    Jessica @ Books: A true story

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  7. I'm not as familiar with Norse mythology either, but I really like the sound of this! The nice cover doesn't hurt too. ;)

    Lovely pick! :)

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  8. Me too! This one looks SO good!

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  9. I had this as my WoW a few weeks ago. It sounds really good, I can't wait for it either.

    My WoW

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  10. I'm excited for this one. I haven't read any of Lesley's books, but I have heard amazing things about them. This one sounds absolutely amazing!

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  11. I'm excited to read this one too, and for all the reasons you said! I haven't read her faerie series yet, but I've heard it's good for people who don't actually love faeries, like you said, so I have high hopes. And, like you, I DO love mythology, so I'm extra excited to give this a shot.

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  12. That sounds so good! I've heard great things about this. :D

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  13. Def. want to read Starling too. Sounds and looks pretty good!

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  14. Norse mythology? I'm in. And the writer is a Canadian, like me! Great pick, and thanks for sharing!

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  15. :) I also love mythology. I haven't read much about norse mythology yet, but i know all about greek and roman mythology. This book sounds fantastic! I'm definitely will now be looking forward to reading it. and try out the wondrous strange trilogy.
    New follower :0

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  16. I'm definitely going to have to pick up the Wonderous Strange series before I read Starling! But Starling sounds sooo good. I haven't read many books at all about Norse mythology, and I'm such a fan of mythology, so I'd love to learn more about Norse. And the synopsis of this one also sounds amazing!

    Fabulous pick! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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