Waiting on Wednesday-The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan-9/9/15

98a84-waitingonwednesdayIt’s been ages since I have posted a Waiting on Wednesday post! This weekly meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming new releases that we just can’t wait to get our hands on!

sword of summer

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
October 6, 2015

From Goodreads.com

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Fall is always better with a new Rick Riordan book! I am so excited to get to know a new set of demigods.

 

after alice

After Alice by Gregory Maguire
October 27, 2015

From Goodreads.com

From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this brilliant new work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings — and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late — and tumbles down the rabbit hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Euridyce can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is After Alice.

I love retellings and reimaginings and I have been on a Wonderland kick for a while now. Can’t wait!

Happy Reading!

~Megan

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3 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday-The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan-9/9/15

  1. So excited for Riordan’s newest! After Alice looks so cool. Love fairytail retellings. Thanks for sharing! My WoW: http://ddgeekwriter.blogspot.com/2015/09/waiting-on-wednesday-mirrored-and-poe.html

  2. Shel and I are biting our nails over the newest Riordan release. Thank you for sharing this one!

    WOW 

    Nat

  3. Wow both of these books sound really interesting and I haven’t heard of either. I read Rick’s Percy Jackson books but nothing else. Thanks for sharing!

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